Rye Malt

Type:
Other Malt
Recipes:
34,378

Profile

Rye Malt is a versatile grain that adds a distinct flavor profile to beer brewing. Its flavor is characterized by its spicy, earthy notes and subtle sweetness. When used in the brewing process, Rye Malt influences the taste of beer by imparting a unique complexity and depth. It can enhance the overall maltiness of the brew while adding a touch of spiciness that sets it apart from traditional barley-based beers.

Rye Malt is commonly used in various beer styles such as Roggenbier, which is a German style rye beer known for its full-bodied mouthfeel and pronounced spice character. Additionally, it is often utilized in American Pale Ales (APAs) and India Pale Ales (IPAs) to add an extra layer of complexity to these hop-forward styles. The properties of Rye Malt contribute not only to the flavor but also affect other aspects such as head retention and body texture due to its high protein content.

Characteristics

Color

4 < 7 < 24 EBC
2 < 3 < 10 °L

Amount

2.0 < 11.8 < 53.2 %

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