OUR CORE BASE MALTS

Brew with our signature Core Base Malts to re-discover familiar malts in their purest, most flavorful form. Grown locally in the fertile, traditional farmland of Skagit Valley and malted in our innovative single-vessel system, Skagit Copeland, Skagit Alba and Skagit White Club Wheat are low protein, plump and exceedingly flavorful. Precision-malted to Pilsner, Pale and Ale styles, our versatile Core Base Malts are always in supply and available in any quantity – from one 50-pound bag to silo-filling orders.

 

Skagit Copeland Barley

A traditional North American two row spring variety – but notably lower protein than traditional growing regions – lends itself to distinctive regional flavors, such as honey and graham biscuits. The Valley’s remarkably plump kernel size and proteins ranging 9.0-10.5%, make Skagit Copeland distinctive and more intense than typical Copeland grown in the North American Great Plains. 

Varietal: Spring two row malting barley

Varietal Origin: Crop Development Center, U of Saskatchewan, CA, by Dr. Brian Harvey 

Parentage: WM861-5 x TR118 

Growing region: Skagit Valley Washington

 

Copeland Base Malt

Skagit Copeland presents an opportunity to explore a local, lower-protein rendition of a North American favorite. Skagit-grown Copeland base malts demonstrate excellent brewhouse performance, with high extract and moderate levels of diastatic power (DP) and Alpha Amylase. These malts are well-suited to brewing all styles of beers. 

Skagit Copeland Pilsner

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Skagit Copeland Pale

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Skagit Copeland Ale

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Skagit Alba Barley

A six row winter barley, developed by Dr. Pat Hayes or Oregon State University. The Valley’s remarkably plump kernel size and proteins ranging 9.0-10.5%, make Skagit Alba distinctive and more intense than other Alba crops, such as those grown in Willamette Valley, Oregon, or eastern Washington.Flavor notes of nutty are noticed in the malt chew, but translate into something more fragrant (like strawberry field) in finished beer. 

Varietal: Winter six row barley 

Varietal Origin: Oregon State University, by Dr. Patrick Hayes 

Parentage: Strider and Orca 

Growing region: Skagit Valley Washington

 

Alba Base Malt

Skagit Alba base malts present an opportunity to create unique and interesting variations on wort flavor and mouthfeel of finished beer. Alba barley grown in Skagit Valley exhibits low total protein, typical to the region. As malt, Alba exhibits moderate FAN, diastatic power (DP) and Alpha Amylase. Since Alba tends to produce high levels of Beta Glucan, brewing with this barley requires scrutiny of mill settings and potentially a longer or step mash. 

Skagit Alba Pilsner

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Skagit Alba Pale

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Skagit White Club Wheat

Grown in the Skagit Valley is a sub species of soft white winter wheat and was originally introduced into California and later the PNW via the Spanish in the late 1700s. It has reduced protein and less gluten strength then most other wheat categories.  Its unique club like head and excellent straw strength make it a very popular choice for farmers in lodging prone growing environments. Club wheat malt with typically very low proteins should provide higher extract per lb then many other red and white wheat malts while maintaining a flavor profile similar to brewers familiar with PNW white wheat offerings

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Varietal: Soft White Wheat

Type:  Base

Growing region: Skagit Valley Washington

 

Skagit White Club Wheat

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