Has anyone heard of cafe malt?

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Has anyone heard of cafe malt?

Post by Deebee » Wed Feb 12, 2014 2:58 pm

hi.

I came across this. It proports to be useable in glutin fee beers.

http://www.hobbybryggeren.no/cafe-malt-p-18

any thoughts? would this be used as a base malt instead of say Pale? If this is the case one could make a single grain ale for those with tolerance issues?

interesting?
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Re: Has anyone heard of cafe malt?

Post by jaroporter » Wed Feb 12, 2014 4:49 pm

EBC and name make it seem like a roasted malt. didn't see a pale buckwheat on there..
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Re: Has anyone heard of cafe malt?

Post by 6470zzy » Tue Feb 18, 2014 9:12 pm

The spec sheet is here:
http://www.castlemalting.com/CastleMalt ... ge=English

Interested to see that is has no diastatic power and that it is recommended for 50 –100 % usage.

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Re: Has anyone heard of cafe malt?

Post by Deebee » Wed Feb 19, 2014 5:42 am

Thats weird. If it has no diastic power then am i right suggesting it needs something to helpnit convert?
If this is right.. how can you use it at 100% for a gluten free beer??
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Re: Has anyone heard of cafe malt?

Post by jaroporter » Wed Feb 19, 2014 10:39 am

i'm guessing you'd have to add enzymes separately. just to note though, that spec sheet seems to be for regular malted buckwheat , whereas the first link is for a roasted buckwheat malt
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Re: Has anyone heard of cafe malt?

Post by Dave S » Wed Feb 19, 2014 12:22 pm

Deebee wrote:Thats weird. If it has no diastic power then am i right suggesting it needs something to helpnit convert?
If this is right.. how can you use it at 100% for a gluten free beer??
Unless it's already mashed like Crystal.
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Re: Has anyone heard of cafe malt?

Post by 6470zzy » Wed Feb 19, 2014 12:24 pm

jaroporter wrote:i'm guessing you'd have to add enzymes separately. just to note though, that spec sheet seems to be for regular malted buckwheat , whereas the first link is for a roasted buckwheat malt
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Re: Has anyone heard of cafe malt?

Post by Deebee » Wed Feb 19, 2014 3:05 pm

Thaks very much.

Then the link on his website is in effect slightly misleading is it not?
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Re: Has anyone heard of cafe malt?

Post by jaroporter » Wed Feb 19, 2014 3:15 pm

seems like there is now a light cafe malt too that is regular barley malt, so yeah maybe the wrong writeup got tacked under the specs for the cafe malt. guess a quick email would confirm
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Re: Has anyone heard of cafe malt?

Post by 6470zzy » Wed Feb 19, 2014 3:30 pm

http://www.castlemalting.com/CastleMalt ... ge=English

There is the link for all of their specs. Yes it seems as though there is a little mixing of descriptions, but still no diastatic power so you would need some enzymes.
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