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Black Barley

Type: Grain (Barley)
Category: Roasted Malt

Black Barley provides the color and rich, sharp flavor which is characteristic of Stouts and some Porters. Black Barley contributes a dryness to the Stout or Porter. It is not interchangeable with Black Malt.

Black Barley Brewing Values

These are the common ranges that we've seen with Black Barley over the years. Each manufacturer can have slightly different qualities, so these ranges are based on a combination and average.

SRM
SRM is a scale for measuring the color intensity of a beer. Low SRM grains impart a pale straw color while higher values mean it will add a darker color to the wort. Learn more »
500-530 SRM
(371 - 393° Lovibond)
Diastatic Power
Diastatic power (DP) is a measurement of a malted grain's enzymes, which are responsible for converting the grain's starches into sugar during mashing.
PPG
PPG measures the maximum starting gravity (SG) of the fermentable in points/pound/gallon. This can differ based on your mash efficiency and the amount of wort collected.
27 ppg
(1.027 SG)
Batch Max
Certain grains and adjuncts should only be used below a maximum percentage of the grain bill. Exceeding this can cause off flavors or poor mash efficiency.
10%

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