Malt sensory analysis
Although malt tasting is not currently any part of the malt specification, it does offer possibilities to differentiate both positive and negative flavours. Conventional malt analysis may suggest that malts are identical however their flavours could well differ significantly.
We use a method to fully describe the profile of malt using a ‘porridge’ made by grinding whole malts with a small amount of water which helps in the tasting process.
The malt flavour wheel has allowed us to create distinct flavour profiles for the wide range of malts and malted ingredients we produce.
Planet is a spring barley variety, now replacing Propino as the most popular spring brewing variety of malting barley grown in the UK. Planet has proved to be so versatile, it has become a very widely grown cereal variety. We are blessed in the UK with arguably the prime climate for barley growing. Couple this with the extreme care taken during the malting process by our malting team, and the result is outstanding. Our Pale and Extra Pale malts made from Planet malting barley are considered by many to be some of the finest Spring barley malts available.