Gladfield Maize Malt
Gladfield Maize Malt

Gladfield Maize Malt

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Maize is also known as Corn.  Gladfield has stepped up a notch in innovation here and arguably are the first malting company to malt maize in a commercial scale.

Gladfield Malted Maize is made from New Zealand grew field corn. Maize Malt allows brewers and distillers to use it directly in the mash, without an additional gelatinisation step. A great malt to use to produce American Light lagers and pilsners to add fermentables with little colour and a unique flavour. It can also be used as the base for a corn whiskey (bourbon).

Maize malt adds mild, less malty flavour to beers and less body. It also provides a drier and crisper beer. Maize Malt should be crushed along with other malts. No need to adjust the mill, cook it, step mash or mill it separately.

To get the most out of the maize be sure to keep the grist percentage at under 30% as the corn will lack the same enzyme potential as barley.

We recommend milling the Maize malt along with the other malts. If that is not an option, you can pre-crush the maize malt with a rubber hammer while inside the bag. It will half the grains allowing it to go through the mill.

Check on your mill rollers to see if the knurling is not worn out, maybe you need to replace the rollers. The optimum mill gap is 1.45 mm.

Complementary malts: 

  • Distillers Malt
  • Lager Light
  • Pilsner Malt
  • German Pilsner
  • Sour Grapes
  • Wheat Malt 

Pack Options:

  • 1 Kg Bag
  • 5 Kg Bag (save 20% on 1 Kg RRP)
  • 25 Kg Bag (save 40% on 1 Kg RRP)

Certificate of Analysis

Specification:

MAIZE MALT Batch: 001 Best Before 28-Feb-2020

Certificate of Analysis Result 
  • Moisture 6.28
  • Extract - Fine Dry 58.92
  • Extract - Coarse Dry 41.39
  • Extract - Fine As-is 55.22
  • Extract - Coarse As-is 38.79
  • Saccharification Time <10
  • Odour normal
  • Colour EBC 2.50
  • Total Nitrogen - Kjeldahl (%) 1.59
  • Soluble Nitrogen - Kjeldahl (%) 0.28
  • Kolbach Index 17.83
  • pH 6.21
  • Free Amino Nitrogen (mg / l) 61.17
  • Friability
  • Glassy Corns
  • P.U.G.
  • Screenings > 2.8mm 97.0%
  • Screenings 2.5 - 2.8mm 2.0%
  • Screenings 2.0 - 2.5 mm 1.0%
  • Screenings < 2.0mm 1.0%

    Usage Guidance:

    Gladfield Malt recommend adding Rice Hulls to recipes using more than 10% of Maize Malt to avoid a stuck mash.

    To get the most out of the maize malt be sure to keep the grist percentage at under 30% as the corn will lack the same enzyme potential as barley.

    Gladfield recommend milling the Maize malt along with the other malts. Optimum mill gap is 1.45 mm

      Usage Rate Guidance:

      • up to 25% in beers and 51% in Bourbon Whiskey making

        Shelf Life:

        • At least one year when stored properly in dry conditions

        Brewing Recipes:

        Mexican Lager – 50 Litres
        Ingredients:

        Malts
        7.11 kg Gladfield Lager Light (67.8%)
        2.37 kg Gladfield Maize Malt (22.6%)
        1.00 kg Rice Hulls (9.5%)

        Hops
        60 min – 16g Nelson Sauvin

        Yeast

        • Fermentis 34/70 Saflager Yeast x 4 11g sachets or
        • GY030 American Lager GigaYeast - 2 x Gold Pitches

        Targets
        Original Gravity 1.045
        Estimated ABV 5%
        Target IBU 11
        Mash at 65.6C

        Mexican Lager II – 50l (American Light Lager style)
        Ingredients:
        Malts
        6.45 kg Gladfield Lager Light (69.1%)
        1.73 kg Gladfield Maize Malt (18.5%)
        1.15 kg Gladfield Wheat Malt (12.3%)
        Oat Hulls/Rice Hulls

        Hops
        60 min – 18g Nelson Sauvin

        Yeast

        • Fermentis 34/70 Saflager Yeast x 4 11g sachets or
        • GY030 American Lager GigaYeast - 2 x Gold Pitches

        Targets
        Original Gravity 1.040
        Estimated ABV 4.2%
        Target IBU 11.7
        Mash at 64.4C

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