At Dark Cloud Malthouse we take ardent care when crafting ingredients for your brewery or distillery. We use only Maryland grown grains that are suitable for producing the highest quality brewers malt. When our malt reaches your mash it is 3-6 weeks old and features the freshest flavors and aromas. We work extremely hard in the malthouse and with our local farmers to deliver a product that truly showcases the terroir of our region.
1.7 – 2.0 SRM. Lightly kilned and slightly under-modified to produce the slight sweet, bready and clean flavor characteristics. Available from either 2-Row or 6-Row barley.
2.1 – 2.4 SRM. Fully modified base malt, packed with rich flavor and aromatic freshness that one might expect from locally sourced malt.
2.7 – 3.2 SRM. Pale is kilned slightly darker than our 2-Row Malt, featuring rich flavor with nutty undertones. Available from either 2-Row or 6-Row barley.
3.5 – 4.5 SRM. Vienna malt is specially kilned to add distinctive toast and biscuit notes while remaining fairly light in color and readily adaptive to a number of beer styles.
7 – 11 SRM. Our Munich style / Caramunich style hybrid – Specially germinated, stewed, and kilned malt roasted to a darker hue, exacting sweetness with caramel and biscuit notes.
16 to 20 SRM. A deeper, malty & grainy flavor than our lighter Munich style, it features a more intense sweetness and a stronger biscuit flavor.
The skilled farmers in Maryland produce a variety of small grains. Many of these 'other grains' can perform for a small or large percentage of your grain bill.
2.5 – 3.2 SRM. Maryland soft red winter wheat, kilned using a pale malt regimen features bready wheat flavors while adding mouthfeel and head retention
4.8 – 6.0 SRM. Maryland Rye Resurgence! We use a variety of heirloom and high-flavor European rye (all grown in Maryland). Most rye is sold to our spirit craftsmen but we encourage usage for brewing to provide a spicy and peppery finish to your beer.
1.8 – 3.0 SRM. We use Western Maryland hulled oats, that once malted provide a silkiness and distinct earthy taste that provides a pleasant uniqueness.
3.0 – 5.5 SRM. Hulled spelt from one of our favorite farmers. This spelt is a generational Maryland heirloom. Spelt provides a tart and light malt / nutty note.
2.5 – 5.5 SRM. Gluten Free with a unique flavor profile. Bring on the experimentation!
We can provide clean, unmalted grains of the utmost quality.
Email us to verify which 2-Row varieties are currently in stock. We use a variety of 2-Row barleys throughout the year
Soft red winter wheat and we can also source hard red winter wheat in small quantities.
Heirloom rye and European bred rye
Western Maryland Oats
Want to geek out with us? We love creating custom malt and kilning regimens to meet your needs. If you have a unique beer or spirit in mind, we’d love to collaborate with you to create a one of a kind malt.
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