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MBAA TQ http://dx.doi.org/10.1094/TQ-52-4-1115-01  |  VIEW ARTICLE
Specialty Malt Contributions to Wort and Beer

Cassandra Liscomb, Daniel Bies, and Robert Hansen. Briess Malt & Ingredients Co., Chilton, WI, U.S.A.

Specialty malts are those malts that by definition provide something different or “special” to wort and beer. Information on specialty malts is often presented around how they are made or specific styles they are used in. As brewers in the United States and worldwide become more creative and the ever-increasing number of beer styles expands and blurs, it is important to revisit the discussion around impacts of specialty malts and define their features and benefits outside of stylistic references. This article summarizes available information for many specialty malt types and their contributions to wort and beer.