Muntons Pale Planet Malt
Planet has a high yield and performs very well in the brewhouse. We recommend a mashing temperature of at least 149⁰ F., as this is the average gelatinisation temperature for this variety. Mashing at a lower temperature could cause a slow conversion or even stall as the starch might not fully gelatinise.
Planet has a cereal-forward taste complemented with a mild nuttiness, imparted because of its slightly higher attenuation level. It has a lower ‘masking’ effect than either Venture or Maris Otter leading to an increase in the impact of aroma hops and yeast aromas. Care must be taken as this also means that any brewing errors are less easily covered.
In our tests, Planet has performed very well and feedback from brewers using this variety has been very positive, particularly with extract levels and flavor profiles. This traditional pale malt is ideal for classic top fermented beers. Suitable for IPA’s, bitters, golden ales and light beers, Pale is slightly darker and “maltier” than lager malt, whilst the extra pale is similar in color to lager malts but with pale malt qualities.
Colour SRM (Min) 1.7
Colour SRM (Max) 2.6
Colour L (Min) 1.8
Colour L (Max) 2.5
Extract Yield Dry Basis Coarse Grind 80.31%
Extract potential (S.G.) 1.037
Moisture Content 4.00%