Brown Malt

Traditionally Brown Malt was produced on a special kiln which was heated by wooden poles and faggots. Hornbeam faggots were the most commonly used, cut to 5 foot lengths, and burnt to give the malt a harsh, smoky and biscuity flavour.

Brown Malt

French and Jupp’s have been proudly making Brown Malt for over three centuries. Historically made in our kiln-fired with locally sourced hornbeam and ash, Brown Malt is rarely produced by maltsters today. At our maltings in Stanstead Abbotts we transfer fresh malt from our traditional Staffordshire Bottle Kiln into one of our small batch roasting drums where the malt is roasted at moderate temperatures to achieve the finest roasted brown malt, frequently referred to as ‘Drum-Brown’. Darker than Amber Malt, Brown Malt gives a mahogany colour to beer, with pleasant warmth and depth to dark beers.

Immediately on the palate, you will discover striking notes of Fresh Roast Coffee, pleasant bitterness and a light smokiness. Roasted peanut, Hazelnut and Marzipan notes are present combining with light notes of Raisin, Date and Fig. Classical roasted Maltiness provide balance to the palate, combining with complementary notes of Breakfast Toast, Breadcrust and freshly-baked Rye Bread.


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Crystal Malt - Process

Crystal Malting Process Drawing

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