Gladfield American Ale Malt

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 8 customer ratings
(8 customer reviews)

$16.95$64.94 Incl. GST

Gladfield American Ale Malt is a favourite for producing hop-forward American style beers from which it gets its name.  Malted with a traditional long cool germination and newly developed kilning recipe that favours colour formation typical to an Ale malt with a clean malt profile without the extra toasted flavours.



Gladfield American Ale malt is the answer for brewers who have find Gladfield Ale malt adds a tad too much malty and toasted flavour profile to certain beer styles. This malt starts as all Gladfield base malts with a traditional long cool germination period. What separates Gladfield American Ale Malt from Gladfield Ale malt is a newly developed kilning regime that favours colour formation typical of an Ale malt alongside a clean malt profile without the extra toasted flavour.

Gladfield American Ale malt is popular favourite for producing popular hop-forward American Ale style beers for which it was named.


EBC Test Method                         Specification                 Typical Analysis

Moisture (max) %                         5                                      3.5

Extract – Fine Dry min%            79                                   80.5

Extract – Coarse Dry                                                           79.5

Extract – Fine As-is                                                             78.0

Extract – Coarse As-is                                                         77.0

Saccharification time                   10                                    10

Odour                                                                                normal

Wort Colour                                  4.5 – 5.5                               5

Total Nitrogen (%)                     1.45 – 1.75                           1.65

Kolbach Index                           35.0 – 41.0                            38

pH                                                  5.7 – 6.0                                6

Diastatic Power (WK) min.       160                                   200

FAN (mg/l) min                          120                                    135

Friability (min) %                         85                                       91

Glassy Corns (max) %                    2                                         0.5

P.U.G (max) %                                 5                                         1.5

Additional Information

Typical Usage:

Base Malt for many styles of hop forward beers


Up to 100%

Complementary malts:
Package Options:
  • 5 Kg Bag
  • 25 Kg Sack
Shelf Life:

At least one year when stored properly in dry conditions.

Additional information

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


8 reviews for Gladfield American Ale Malt

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    Does exactly what it says. Same quality as gladfield’s ale malt but with more subtle maltiness. Its been great in my american style pales and IPAs.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ben Miller

    Awesome malt for big IPAs. Ferments out nice and dry and gives a nice light colour.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5


    Such a reliable and high quality base malt with a beautiful colour and reserved malt character. Brilliant for hop-forward beers – I’ve been using this to showcase NZ hop varieties and it lets their subtleties shine through. Great extract efficiency rates and high fermentability make this a solid backbone for your hoppy beers.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5


    Love this Malt, has that bit of extra maltiness that I also use in my stouts and comes clean with no foreign matter, shows the attention/care paid by Gladfield.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Luke Spielvogel

    A great consistent colour and malt flavour. A truly excellent and my go to base malt.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5


    An awesome base ale malt that produces clean malt flavours. It has been extremely consistent since I started using it 6 months ago. It does not have toasted flavours that I have found in other ale malts and is exactly what I am looking for.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Colin Balfour

    Just a newbie but getting great results with this malt. Just brewed an IPA with all Gladfield malts and it is absolutely awesome. Backed up by great service, great freight rates and delivery to North Queensland in less than five working days.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5


    The American Ale Malt has been perfect for my entry into all grain brewing. Every recipe so far has hit the numbers spot on and the final results are fantastic. Will definitely keep using this as a base.

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