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Diastatic Malt Powder

Jmarten's picture
Jmarten

Diastatic Malt Powder

Can anyone please tell me where I can buy Diastatic Malt Powder in the UK, preferably Hertfordshire.

Thank you

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dabrownman

find any you can alwasy make your own.  Sprout some rye berries for 4-5 days and then dry them out in the oven at a temperature that never gets over 150 F.  When dry thend grind them up in a coffee mill.  Works great.  Plus on day 2-3 you can use some of the sproutsin your bread too.  Here is a post on how to do it using a mix of berries

http://www.thefreshloaf.com/node/30857/making-white-and-red-malts-sprouted-rye-whole-wheat-and-spelt

It is very easy to do yourself if you can't find any.

 

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Jmarten

Thank you for that but where on earth do I find Rye Berries!

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Mini Oven

But try first at your pharmacy or Reformhaus specialty foods.  Or special foods section of the grocery.  If you have a home brew shop they would also carry it.  Be sure to ask for the active variety which is not as common as the darker caramelized non-active malt flavoring.  General rule is, that if it doesn't say on the package, it is not active.  Diastase (Amylase) is the sugar you're looking for.

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ananda

Hi Jmarten,

I buy from the Hop Shop, here is a link for diastatic malt: http://www.hopshopuk.com/products/view/922/beer-making/ingredients/malt-extract/edme-dms-1-5kg-tin

I buy my Red Rye malt from them.   Service is first class; they are based in Plymouth

Best wishes

Andy

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Jmarten

Thank you.