Low Colour Maris Otter Maris Otter Malt

“We’ve used Low Colour Maris Otter as our base malt for more than ten years at Thornbridge. It gives our beer the required depth and structure needed in every one of our beers and, with its reliably low nitrogen, excellent extract and rich malty sweetness, we are happy to pay a premium for this classic heritage variety.”

Rob Lovatt, Head Brewer/Production Director, Thornbridge Brewery

Low Colour Maris Otter

Great malt made from Maris Otter will brew an amazing, modern-style beer.

Beer Styles:
Light Coloured Cask Ales and IPAs, Premium All-Rounder
Malt Flavour:
Light Malty, Fresh
Usage:
Up to 100%

If you need a well modified, high performing malt with a low colour, then Low Colour Maris Otter is the perfect choice. This heritage barley variety is used to produce an exceptional quality base malt, with a high extract and enzymic activity and low nitrogen content. Low Colour Maris Otter is kilned at a low temperature, making it perfect for Cask IPAs and Light Coloured Ales.

  • IOB
  • ASBC
  • EBC
Min Max
Moisture % 3.7
Extract lt°/kg (7Dry) 305
Colour °EBC 2.0 4.0
Total Nitrogen % 1.30 1.55
Total Soluble Nitrogen % 0.50 0.65
Soluble Nitrogen Ratio 35 42
Friability % 90
Homogeniety % 98
Steely Corns % 2
Glucan in Wort (ppm) 120
Diastatic Power IOB "Dry" 45 70
Screenings % <2.2mm 2
NDMA (ppb) 0.3
Min Max
Moisture % 3.7
Extract % d.b 80.5
Color ° Lovibond 1.3 2.1
Total Protein 8.13 9.69
Total Soluble Nitrogen % 0.48 0.68
ST Ratio 37 44
Glucan in Wort (ppm) 150
Diastatic Power ° Lintner 50 75
Min Max
Moisture % 3.7
Extract % d.b 80.5
Colour ° EBC 2.5 4.5
Total Protein 8.13 9.69
Total Soluble Nitrogen % 3.01 4.26
Kolbach Index 37 44
Glucan in Wort (ppm) 150
Diastatic Power DPWK 140 228
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