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Malted Barley Powder question

Old Fashion Malt's picture
Old Fashion Malt

Malted Barley Powder question

I just joined today after discovering a post on malted barley powder for bagels.

 

Well, I got a little lost in the threads.    I want to make a GOOD, old fashioned malted milk.  The crap that is available called malted milk mix just doesn't have a malted flavor to me.   I want to make my own from scratch.  Where do I buy non diastitic malted barley powder.  and what do I look for in the 'ingredients' on the label.  I don't like all the sugar in the pre made mixes like Carnation non the lack of real malt taste.

Thanks so much, I know this is a bit off topic,but it is also MISC.  If you want to move my post somewhere else, go right ahead. 

 

Longing for a real malt like I used to get back in the early 60's. 

 

 

 

Mini Oven's picture
Mini Oven

The whole process of malting barley makes it naturally sweeter.   Don't quite know how you want to get around that.

Old Fashion Malt's picture
Old Fashion Malt

I want sweet, but want more malt taste.  I want natural sweetner not all the sugar or artificial sweetner in the pre-made mixes like Carnation, they add extra.

 

 

illuvchocolate's picture
illuvchocolate

try looking at home beer  brewing stores, the one in my area carries many different kinds of powdered malt, from light to dark, all with different flavor strengths. I prefer an extra dark malt powder.

Old Fashion Malt's picture
Old Fashion Malt

so, is it the color, from light to dark that makes a light to heavy taste of the malt in a malted mik shake? 

 

illuvchocolate's picture
illuvchocolate

I find the darker ones are more malty and richer tasting...the light color ones are...how should we say...wimpy tasting!

Old Fashion Malt's picture
Old Fashion Malt

need to look for?  I haven't had any luck finding it except on line.....I'll look for home brew places close by.....I sure don't want wimpy! 

 

Thanks.  Gotta go get some dinner one....then back here to see more replies.

 

baybakin's picture
baybakin

Home brewing stores.  The lighter malts are mainly 'base malt' or just made from straight low-temp kilned barley (think light colored lager-ish beers, 'amber' malt usually has crystal malts (sometimes called carmel malts) added during the process (Think an amber, or pale ale).  'Dark' is usually used for darker brown ales or stouts.  Keep these flavors in mind when you decide what type of malt Dried Malt Extract or Liquid Malt Extract (sometimes sold as DME and LME) you would like for you baking.

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MANNA

Go to King Arthur Flour and you can purchase 1-lb bags of non-diastatic malt. Yes, you can probaly find it cheaper else-where on the net. But, dealing with a reputiable company and having confidence in the product you receive is worth the extra money. I have been through the ringer and now only purchase my malt from King Arthur.