Base malts

Building a solid foundation for your chosen style

Base malts traditionally serve as the foundation for beer recipes. Functionally, base malts provide the sugars for fermentation and enzymes for converting the starch to sugars during mashing, but each base malt has its own unique character and flavor. Looking to make a European-style pilsner? Check out our selection of pilsner malts. Looking to concoct a fruity wheat beer as your summer seasonal? We offer malted and unmalted white wheat, as well as organic wheat and spelt. Looking to perfect your traditional pale ale? Browse our two-row malts from around the world. Whatever beer style you are looking to make, we can help you build it on a solid foundation. 

Varieties

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Pilsner

Cargill World Select IdaPils

Cargill IdaPils™

Our signature malt is from the finest Idaho Harrington, contract grown on irrigated farms for a consistently low total protein and high extract malt. This is an excellent choice for use in light lagers and Pilsner type beers.
Color (ASBC °L)
1.4 - 1.7
malt vertical line 30Style
Pilsen, light lagers
malt vertical line 30 American FlagOrigin
United States
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Cargill World Select German Pils

Cargill German Pils

Produced at Cargill's Salzgitter, Germany, tower malt house (with exclusive Pilsner production), using barley from premier growing regions of Germany selected for top malting and brewing performance. You can expect a consistent product batch after batch.
Color (ASBC °L)
1.4 - 1.8
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German-style Pilsner
malt vertical line 30 German FlagOrigin
Germany
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Prairie Malt Euro Pils

Prairie Malt™ Euro Pils™

Fashioned after the great Pilsner malts of Europe, Prairie Malt™ Euro Pils is malted in our Canadian malting facility using only the finest Canadian two-row Copeland barley.
Color (ASBC °L)
1.5 - 2.0
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European-style Pilsner
malt vertical line 30 Canadian FlagOrigin
Canada
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Dingemans Pilsen

Dingemans Pilsen

Light in color and low in protein, Dingemans Pilsen is produced from the finest European two-row barley. This malt is well modified and can easily be mashed with a single-temperature infusion.
Color (ASBC °L)
1.4 - 1.8
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Pilsner, light lagers
malt vertical line 30 Belgian FlagOrigin
Belgium
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Dingemans Organic Pilsen

Dingemans Organic Pilsen

Dingemans Organic Pilsen is produced from 100% organic and NOP barley (compliant with USDA's National Organic Program). This malt is produced in a fully separated production flow according to the latest organic standards.
Color (ASBC °L)
1.4 - 1.8
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Pilsen, light lagers
malt vertical line 30 Belgian FlagOrigin
Belgium
 malt vertical line 30 PDF DownloadSpec Sheet
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Warminster Organic Pilsen

Warminster Organic Pilsen

A malt of exceptional quality, floor malted and made from premium organic barley. Suitable for all organic lagers.
Color (ASBC °L)
1.5 - 2.5
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Pilsen, light lagers
malt vertical line 30 United Kingdom FlagOrigin
United Kingdom
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Six-row

Schreier Six-Row Pale 

Schreier™ Six-Row Pale

Classic six-row traditional barley, malted in Sheboygan, WI. The preferred base malt for adjunct-based American lager and wheat beers.
Color (ASBC °L)
1.5 - 2.1
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American lagers, wheat beers
malt vertical line 30 American FlagOrigin
United States
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Wheat

Cargill Malted White Wheat 

Cargill Malted White Wheat

Produced from the finest soft white wheat, with a wonderfully clean taste and finish. Wheat may be used in amounts up to 60% in creating many styles of wheat beer and in smaller amounts (5-10%) to aid in head retention.
Color (ASBC °L)
2.6-3.2
malt vertical line 30Style
Wheat beers
malt vertical line 30 US and CanadaOrigin
US / Canada
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Cargill Unmalted White Wheat

Cargill Unmalted White Wheat

A soft white wheat best used in Belgian ales and wheat beer.
Color (ASBC °L)
1.0
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Belgian ales, wheat beers
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US / Canada
 malt vertical line 30 PDF DownloadSpec Sheet
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Dingemans Pale Wheat 

Dingemans Pale Wheat

A soft white wheat best used in Belgian ales and wheat beer.
Color (ASBC °L)
1.2 - 2.0
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Wheat beers
malt vertical line 30 Belgian FlagOrigin
Belgium
 malt vertical line 30 PDF DownloadSpec Sheet
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Gambrinus Organic Wheat 

Gambrinus Organic Wheat

Produced from Canadian wheat, this certified organic wheat malt may be used in wheat beers of all types.
Color (ASBC °L)
2.0 - 3.0
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Wheat beers
malt vertical line 30 Canadian FlagOrigin
Canada
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Meussdoerffer Spelt 

Meussdoerffer Spelt

Meussdoerffer Spelt produced from a heritage variety of Bavarian wheat. Contains higher protein but lower gluten than other wheat malt. Use in amounts up to 60% for a slightly sweet nutty, spicy flavor.
Color (ASBC °L)
1.0 - 2.0
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Wheat beers
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Germany
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Two-row

Schreier Two-Row Pale

Schreier™ Two-Row Pale

A great value two-row base malt. Well modified, clean tasting and moderate in total protein.
Color (ASBC °L)
1.5 - 2.5
malt vertical line 30Style
All beer styles
malt vertical line 30 American FlagOrigin
United States
 malt vertical line 30 PDF DownloadSpec Sheet
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Cargill Two-Row Pale

Cargill Two-Row Pale

Using both Metcalfe and Copeland varieties, this classic base malt will provide consistent brewhouse performance for all beer styles.
Color (ASBC °L)
1.5 - 2.5
malt vertical line 30Style
All beer styles
malt vertical line 30 US and CanadaOrigin
US / Canada
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Dingemans Pale Ale

Dingemans Pale Ale

Dingemans Pale Ale malt is fully modified, kilned longer and more intensively. This malt gives your beer a golden color.
Color (ASBC °L)
3.8
malt vertical line 30

Style
Amber beers, ales, stouts, bock

malt vertical line 30 Belgian FlagOrigin
Belgium
 malt vertical line 30 PDF DownloadSpec Sheet
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Dingemans Organic Pale Ale

Dingemans Organic Pale Ale

Dingemans Organic Pale Ale is produced from 100% organic and NOP barley (compliant with USDA's National Organic Program). This malt is produced in a fully separated production flow according to the latest organic standards.
Color (ASBC °L)
3.8
malt vertical line 30Style
Amber beers, ales, stouts, bock
malt vertical line 30 Belgian FlagOrigin
Belgium
 malt vertical line 30 PDF DownloadSpec Sheet
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Gambrinus Organic Two-Row Pale

Gambrinus Organic Two-Row Pale

Produced from only the finest certified organic Canadian two-row barley, this malt is well modified, clean tasting, and moderate in total protein.
Color (ASBC °L)
1.5 - 2.0
malt vertical line 30Style
All beer styles
malt vertical line 30 Canadian FlagOrigin
Canada
 malt vertical line 30 PDF DownloadSpec Sheet
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Pauls Pale Ale

Pauls Pale Ale

Made from two-row winter barley, Pauls Pale Ale malt is traditionally used in infusion mashing systems to produce amber colored pale ale, bitter, and export styles of beer.
Color (ASBC °L)
2.5 - 3.5
malt vertical line 30Style
Amber beers, ales
malt vertical line 30 United Kingdom FlagOrigin
United Kingdom
 malt vertical line 30 PDF DownloadSpec Sheet
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Warminster Pale Ale

Warminster Pale Ale

Floor malted and made from premium two-row barley.
Color (ASBC °L)
2.5 - 3.5
malt vertical line 30Style
Amber beers, ales
malt vertical line 30 United Kingdom FlagOrigin
United Kingdom
 malt vertical line 30 PDF DownloadSpec Sheet
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Warminster Organic Pale Ale

Warminster Organic Pale Ale

Floor malted and made from premium organic barley. Suitable for all organic ales.
Color (ASBC °L)
2.5 - 3.5
malt vertical line 30Style
Traditional ales & pale ales
malt vertical line 30 United Kingdom FlagOrigin
United Kingdom
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Special pale

Cargill Special Pale 

Cargill Special Pale

Moderately kilned two-row malt that lends a forward malt flavor and aroma as well as an amber-red color. An excellent base malt for ales and amber lagers.
Color (ASBC °L)
3.0 - 4.0
malt vertical line 30Style
Amber lagers, ales
malt vertical line 30 American FlagOrigin
United States
 malt vertical line 30 PDF DownloadSpec Sheet
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Gambrinus ESB Pale

Gambrinus ESB Pale

"Extra Special British" Pale malt has been produced for brewers seeking a North American malt with the unique flavor imported by British pale malt.
Color (ASBC °L)
3.0 - 4.0
malt vertical line 30Style
Traditional ales & pale ales
malt vertical line 30 Canadian FlagOrigin
Canada
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Pauls Mild Ale (Dextrin Malt)

Pauls Mild Ale (Dextrin Malt)

Pauls Mild Ale malt is best suited for infusion mashing. Due to this malt's kilning regime, the wort produced is higher in dextrin content than Pauls Pale Ale, resulting in a fuller bodied finished beer.
Color (ASBC °L)
3.5 - 4.5
malt vertical line 30Style
Mild & brown ales
malt vertical line 30 United Kingdom FlagOrigin
United Kingdom
 malt vertical line 30 PDF DownloadSpec Sheet
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Warminster Maris Otter

Warminster Maris Otter

Maris Otter, the malting barley variety revered by brewers for the production of traditional cask ales, floor malted for preferred flavor and performance.
Color (ASBC °L)
2.5 - 3.5
malt vertical line 30Style
Traditional ales & pale ales
malt vertical line 30 United Kingdom FlagOrigin
United Kingdom
 malt vertical line 30 PDF DownloadSpec Sheet
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Vienna

Gambrinus Vienna

Gambrinus Vienna

Higher kilning temperatures give this Vienna malt its deep golden color and strong malt flavor.
Color (ASBC °L)
3.0 - 5.0
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All beer styles
malt vertical line 30 Canadian FlagOrigin
Canada
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Meussdoerffer Vienna

Meussdoerffer Vienna

Higher kilning temperatures gives Meussdoerffer Vienna malt its deep golden color and strong malt flavor. Best used in dark lagers and Marzen beer.
Color (ASBC °L)
2.0 - 3.0
malt vertical line 30Style
Dark lagers, Marzen beer
malt vertical line 30 German FlagOrigin
Germany
 malt vertical line 30 PDF DownloadSpec Sheet
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Munich

Cargill Munich

Cargill Munich

A fully modified, two-row color malt that enhances the malty flavor, color and aroma of dark beers such as bock and Oktoberfest.
Color (ASBC °L)
8.0 - 11.0
malt vertical line 30Style
Dark beers, seasonals
malt vertical line 30 American Flag Origin
United States
 malt vertical line 30 PDF DownloadSpec Sheet
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Dingemans Munich

Dingemans Munich

Dingemans Munich malt undergoes higher kilning temperature than pale malt. The resulting malt will lend a full, malty flavor and aroma, and an orange-amber color. This malt can make up to 100% of the grain bill.
Color (ASBC °L)
4.0 - 7.0
malt vertical line 30Style
Amber beers, ales, stouts, bock
malt vertical line 30 Belgian FlagOrigin
Belgium
 malt vertical line 30 PDF DownloadSpec Sheet
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Dingemans Organic Munich

Dingemans Organic Munich

Dingemans Organic Munich is produced from 100% organic and NOP barley (compliant with USDA's National Organic Program). This malt is produced in a fully separated production flow according to the latest organic standards.
Color (ASBC °L)
4.0 - 7.0
malt vertical line 30Style
Amber beers, ales, stouts, bock
malt vertical line 30 Belgian FlagOrigin
Belgium
 malt vertical line 30 PDF DownloadSpec Sheet
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Gambrinus Munich 10

Gambrinus Munich 10

This mellow kilned malt is ideal where unique malt flavor and rich aroma are sought.
Color (ASBC °L)
9.0 - 11.0
malt vertical line 30Style
Amber beers, ales, stouts, bock
malt vertical line 30 Canadian FlagOrigin
Canada
 malt vertical line 30 PDF DownloadSpec Sheet
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Gambrinus Organic Munich 10

Gambrinus Organic Munich 10

Produced from only the finest certified organic Canadian two-row barley, this deep kilned malt is ideal where unique flavor and rich color are sought.
Color (ASBC °L)
9.0 - 11.0
malt vertical line 30Style
Amber beers, ales, stouts, bock
malt vertical line 30 Canadian FlagOrigin
Canada
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Gambrinus Munich 30

Gambrinus Munich 30

This deep kilned malt is ideal where unique malt flavor and rich color is sought.
Color (ASBC °L)
30.0 - 35.0
malt vertical line 30Style
Amber beers, ales, stouts, bock
malt vertical line 30 Canadian FlagOrigin
Canada
 malt vertical line 30 PDF DownloadSpec Sheet
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Meussdoerffer Munich

Meussdoerffer Munich

Produced with graduated kiln temperatures resulting in higher color and aromatic notes, Meussdoerffer Munich may be used to enhance body and aroma of dark beers, such as bock and Bavarian dark.
Color (ASBC °L)
5.0 - 6.0
malt vertical line 30Style
Darkers beers, ales, stouts, bock
malt vertical line 30 German FlagOrigin
Germany
 malt vertical line 30 PDF DownloadSpec Sheet
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Distillers

Cargill Distillers

Cargill Distillers

Our Distillers malt is specifically designed to provide the distiller of American-style bourbons, whiskeys, or spirits requiring a majority of raw grains with enough enzyme to convert the large amount of starch in those grain bills.
Color (ASBC °L)
2.0 - 6.5
malt vertical line 30Style
American-style bourbon, whiskey, spirits
malt vertical line 30 American Flag Origin
United States
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Some Cargill products are only approved for use in certain geographies, end uses, and/or at certain usage levels. It is the customer's responsibility to determine, for a particular geography, that (i) the Cargill product, its use and usage levels, (ii) the customer's product and its use, and (iii) any claims made about the customer's product, all comply with applicable laws and regulations.