Also known as: Malted Oats
- Other Malt
Oat Malt is a versatile ingredient in beer brewing, offering a unique flavor profile and influencing the taste of the final product. It adds a smooth and creamy mouthfeel to beers, along with subtle nutty and biscuity flavors. This contributes to a fuller body and enhanced richness in the brew.
This grain is primarily used for its properties as a malted grain rather than for its fermentable sugars. Oat Malt helps improve head retention, giving beers that desirable frothy foam on top. Additionally, it aids in enhancing stability by reducing haze formation due to proteins present in oats.
Oat Malt finds its application across various beer styles, including stouts, porters, pale ales, and even IPAs. Its light color allows brewers flexibility when crafting different recipes while still achieving desired characteristics such as silkiness or creaminess without overpowering other ingredients or altering the appearance of the beer significantly. So whether you're seeking to create an oatmeal stout with rich chocolate notes or want to add depth to your hop-forward ale, incorporating Oat Malt into your brewing process can elevate both flavor and texture of your beverage.
1 < 2 < 4 °L