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Today’s beer drinker loves pale beer more than ever, and over the course of the past decade, brewers have been feeding this shift by releasing lighter and lighter colored IPAs that pack a similar flavor punch without the heft that specialty malts can bring. To help brewers achieve that flavor without the color, Gambrinus and BSG recently announced IPA Malt, a new domestic malt designed for IPA brewers who crave that low SRM beer color but still want character in the malt that can stand up to today’s big hop bills.
In today’s spotlight episode, Ashton Lewis (Training and Technical Support Manager for BSG), Ken Smith (Director of Operations for Gambrinus Malting), and Blake Masoner (Cofounder and Head Brewer for Craft Coast Beer & Tacos in Oceanside, California), join the podcast to discuss this new malt. Over the course of the conversation, they cover it from initial brief through development and into brewing, exploring how it works, what it’s capable of, and what else may be in store for brewers who try it. Along the way, they cover:
- the domestic malt’s English-like biscuity character that contrasts with the grassiness of Continental malt
- agronomic and malthouse details behind the malt
- understanding how flavors translate from the malt into finished beer
- using the malt at 100 percent while achieving flavor in a low-FG beer
- exploring other beer styles IPA Malt may be suited for
This special spotlight episode is brought to you by:
As every brewer knows, BSG leads the way in the brewing industry by supplying the finest ingredients and supplies to brewers at competitive prices, and they are trusted by many of the most respected brewers in the craft community. Try the new Gambrinus IPA Malt today, available exclusively through BSG.