Pilsner Malt

Also known as: Bohemian Pilsner, Lager Malt

Type:
Base Malt
Recipes:
303,378

Profile

Pilsner Malt is a type of base malt commonly used in beer brewing. It has a light color, making it ideal for producing pale lagers and pilsners. Pilsner Malt serves as the foundation of these beer styles, providing fermentable sugars and contributing to the overall flavor profile.

The flavor profile of beers brewed with pilsner malt tends to be clean, crisp, and slightly sweet. It imparts a delicate grainy or biscuity taste that enhances the overall balance of the beer. Pilsner Malt also has a high enzymatic activity, which helps with the conversion of starches into fermentable sugars during mashing. This results in a lighter body and higher alcohol content in the finished beer.

Characteristics

Color

1 < 3 < 5 EBC
1 < 2 < 2 °L

Amount

9.8 < 63.6 < 100.0 %

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