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Kilned Versus Roasted: Do You Really Know Your Specialty Malt?

  • Speaker:
  • David Richter
  • Track: Ingredients
  • Homebrew Con 2015
  • San Diego, CA

There are only two commercial maltsters in the U.S. operating roasters to produce specialty malt, so there is not a lot of information available on roasted specialty malts. David will provide a basic understanding of the malting process before delving into the differences between producing malt on a kiln and producing malt in a drum roaster. He will then shift the discussion toward caramel malt production before sampling a pair of malts that, while the same lovibond, tell a radically different story in their flavors with respect to how they were produced.