Bairds Black Malt

Black Malt, sometimes loosely described as Roasted Malt, is used in the production of very dark beers. The flavour, as might be expected, is a more intense version of Chocolate malt and, because of its colour and flavour, needs to be used with care.

Roasting is similar to Chocolate malt but higher final temperatures in the region of 200°C are used. Again, because no saccharification stage is used, the flavours are due to pyrazines and pyrroles. 

Parameter IOB EBC ASBC
Black Malt Colour Range  1100 - 1400 1200 - 1500 550 - 650