Gladfield American Ale malt is the answer for brewers who find the Gladfield Ale Malt will add too much malty and toasted flavour profile to certain beer styles. The Gladfield American Ale malt starts as do all other Gladfield base malts with a traditional long cool germination period. What differentiates Gladfield American Ale Malt from the Gladfield Ale Malt is a newly developed kilning regime that favours colour formation typical of an Ale malt but with a clean malt profile and without the extra toasted flavour. This malt has been a favourite for producing the ever popular hop forward American style Ales and IPAs after which it was named.
Moisture (%) Max 5
Extract (fine dry) min% 79
Sacharification time 10
Colour (wort) 4.5-5.5
Total Nitrogen (%) 1.45-1.75
Kolbach Index 35.0-41.0
Diastatic Power (WK) min. 160
FAN (mg/l) min 120
Friability (min) % 85
Keeping in tune with craft and home brewers and drinkers tastes of today Gladfield Malt has crafted the all new Gladfield American Ale malt as an alternative to the standard Gladfield Ale malt for some notable hop forward beer styles, like American Pale Ale or American IPAs.
Gladfield American Ale malt has enhanced malty character specifically for ales, without the toasted flavours, while it retains the iconic colour profile of the original Gladfield Ale malt. As a result the Gladfield American Ale malt offers the brewer new scope for innovation in the process of creating beers that are full of character and sophistication.
Craft Brewer, Stephen at Hallertau Brewbar and Restaurant, Auckland, New Zealand gave the following testimonial to Gladfield American Ale malt:
“We have been using the Gladfield American Ale malt and are very pleased with the results. It produces a vibrant, clean, yet solid malt profile that presents hop characters remarkably well, especially dry hops. This malt is a must for any brewer striving to showcase hop characters in their beer.”
Listen to the Gladfield American Ale Malt Podcast Release with Bartlett & Corfe, where Gabi and Caleb @GladfieldMalt detail the American Ale malt release.
For some initial guidance and thinking with regards to malt bills for an American Pale Ale or American India Pale Ale please see below:
India Pale Ale
You could use the following grist percentage
6.5 Kg Gladfield American Ale Malt (86%)
0.6 Kg Gladfield Wheat Malt (8%)
0.3 Kg Gladfield Toffee Malt (4%)
0.15 Kg Gladfield Sour Grapes (Acidulated) (2%)
This for a 25L brew at 16.2P. This will give a strong base to an IPA that can be hopped to the high heavens both in the kettle and through dry hopping.
American Pale Ale
Similar but with some darker Gladfield Crystal Malt for a bit more sweetness and Malt for a better Hop/Malt balance.
5.0 Kg Gladfield American Ale Malt (84%)
0.42 Kg Gladfield Medium Crystal Malt (7%)
0.42 Kg Gladfield Wheat Malt (7%)
0.12 Kg Gladfield Sour Grapes (Acidulated) (2%)
Again for a 25L brew targeting 13P.
Gladfield Sour Grapes Acidulated Malt is at a rate to hit a mash pH of 5.4 depending on the water profiles you may or may not need to adjust the %.