Gladfield Ale Malt

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 9 customer ratings
(9 customer reviews)

$16.94$64.94 Incl. GST

Gladfield Ale malt is made from Autumn grown 2-row barley varieties fully modified through a traditional long cool germination. Highly friable with nice toasty character.  Suitable for use in a wide variety of beer styles with distinct English character.



Gladfield Ale malt is made from Autumn grown 2-row barley varieties. The malt is fully modified through a traditional long cool germination.  Only plump low protein barley is used which allows for a higher extract potential and helps eliminate haze issues in your beer.

This is a highly friable malt but again the soluble nitrogen ratios are kept relatively low to enhance mouth feel and head retention. The kilning regime gives a nice toasty character with enhanced maltiness for dark ales. This can be toned down for a cleaner malt profile for a lighter hoppy pale ale by adding small amounts of Pilsner malt.

A single step mash of between 64° and 67°C is sufficient to avoid any lautering problems and obtain good extract however multi step mashes may improve extract potential and improve stability in the bottle.  It is important that mash pH is controlled properly to obtain the best efficiencies and desired outcomes.

Specification (EBC Test Method)

  • Moisture (%) Max 5  Typical Analysis 3.5
  • Extract – Fine Dry min% 79  Typical Analysis 80.5
  • Extract – Coarse Dry   Typical Analysis  79.5
  • Extract – Fine As-is   Typical Analysis 78.0
  • Extract – Coarse As-is  Typical Analysis  77.0
  • Saccharification time 10  Typical Analysis  10
  • Odour  Typical Analysis  normal
  • Wort Colour 5.0 – 6.0  Typical Analysis  5.7
  • Total Nitrogen (%) 1.35 – 1.65  Typical Analysis  1.5
  • Kolbach Index 35.0 – 41.0  Typical Analysis 38
  • pH 5.7 – 6.0  Typical Analysis 6.0
  • Diastatic Power (WK) min. 150  Typical Analysis 190
  • FAN (mg/l) min 120  Typical Analysis 130
  • Friability (min) % 85  Typical Analysis  93
  • Glassy Corns (max) % 2  Typical Analysis  0.5
  • P.U.G (max) %  5  Typical Analysis  1.5

Additional Information

Typical Use:

Base malt for many beer styles with distinct English character

Usage Rate Guidance:

Up to 100%

Complementary malts:

All malts

Packaging Options:

  • 5 Kg bags
  • 25 Kg bags

Shelf Life:

At least one year when properly stored in dry conditions.

Additional information

Weight 25 kg
Dimensions 60 x 30 x 30 cm
Bag Size


9 reviews for Gladfield Ale Malt

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    Best malt around as far as i’m concerned, the flavor profile and efficiency is awesome.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5


    A great quality base malt and always in excellent condition on arrival. I’ve used this in stouts, IPAs, milds and pale ales and it’s always given perfect results. Great for maltiness, body and efficiency.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5


    A fantastic malt, big flavour, great efficiency. Works as a SMaSH for a malty pale ale, or as a base in just about style.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5


    My new favorite base malt. I use it in all my ales. As good as English malts but always fresh.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Benny Struber

    Gladfield malt is by far the best malt I have ever used. It’s fresh and I get really good efficiency.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Michael Morgan

    Love this as a base malt. Good yields, great depth of character; great for pretty much any style of ale, but particularly British & maltier styles.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5


    Absolutely a brilliant base malt, it is now my go to base for all European ales in place of Maris Otter

  8. Rated 5 out of 5


    Gladfield Ale Malt has become my go-to base malt. Flavour profile similar to Maris Otter. I use it in pales, IPAs, porters, stouts. Always get great efficiency (usually all done in 30mins too!). Great service from Beerco as always too

  9. Rated 5 out of 5


    Makes a great base for IPA’s, Pales and anyother beer you might need to brew

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