Beer Info FAQ

Is acidulated malt necessary?

Is acidulated malt necessary?

The purpose of acidulated malt is to reduce the pH value of the mash. It also leads to proper wort pH, which affects yeast performance during fermentation and the final flavor profile of the resulting beer. Every 1% of acidulated malt (by weight) of the total grain bill reduces the mash-pH by 0.1 point.

How do you use chit malt?

Chit malt from Best Malz is a malt that is used to promote foam formation and stability in any beer style. In this respect, it is used much like a carapils or carafoam. It can also help to balance the character of strongly solubilized malt. It can be used in amounts up to 15% of the total grain bill.