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Diastatic Malt Powder

Jmarten's picture

Diastatic Malt Powder

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

Thank you

dabrownman's picture

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

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


Jmarten's picture

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

Mini Oven's picture
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.

ananda's picture

Hi Jmarten,

I buy from the Hop Shop, here is a link for diastatic malt:

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

Best wishes


Jmarten's picture

Thank you.