Mecca Grade Estate Malt

Forged by our family’s pioneering spirit, Mecca Grade Estate Malt creates the missing ingredient in your beer: a malt of uncompromising character and complexity, made for brewers and beer lovers alike.

“The best beer deserves Mecca Grade”

 Mecca Grade Estate Malt is proud to be one of the unique, local ingredients featured in Ale Apothecary beer -  Photo by: Blankeye

Mecca Grade Estate Malt is proud to be one of the unique, local ingredients featured in Ale Apothecary beer - Photo by: Blankeye

  • Our estate malt is not a commodity and is definitely not priced like one. Mecca malt will add $0.12 to the cost of a standard pint.
  • We don't "custom-malt" or source grains from anyone other than our own family farm.
  • We honor our relationships, and as we grow, will make sure there is plenty of malt available for our current customers. After that, we will only sell to these customers what we can produce from our own land.
  • No matter how large or small a brewing or distilling operation you are, we are committed to growing with you.
  • We are a family-owned and fiercely independent farm and malthouse. We don't answer to corporate shareholders and don't malt according to a committee.
  • If it's not unique, we won't sell it. There is no reason to grow the same varieties and produce the same malt that is already available and pass it off as "local" or something special.
  • We make remarkable malt that has no equal...the best, or nothing at all

The Foundation Malt Series (Barley):

Pelton \pel·tuhn or pel·tin\ (Pilsner-style malt) – The perfect choice for creating premium lagers, light ales, farmhouse, and wild beer. Produces a complex, slightly grassy, and crisp wort through which our terroir is pronounced...rustic, yet refined (Color: 1.8 SRM, PPG: 38*) $1.25/lb

Lamonta \luh·mon·tuh\ (American pale malt) – The new standard for brewing pale ales and British specialty beers; Lamonta is a remarkable and complex North American craft malt that is golden, sweet, and slightly biscuity. (Color: 3.0 SRM, PPG: 37*) $1.25/lb

Vanora \vuh·nor·uh\ (Vienna-style malt) – For use in Vienna, Oktoberfest, and Marzen beers, Vanora is a high-kilned malt that is aromatically-rich, contributing slight walnut flavors and deep, golden hues to your beer. (Color: 7.2 SRM, PPG: 36*) $1.25/lb

Metolius \met·OLE·ee·us\ (Munich-style malt) –  Imparts a robust and warming malt profile that tastes exactly like a liquid, toasted, graham cracker. With a deep orange & brown color, this malt is the superior choice for brewing traditional styles like Bocks and Munich lagers. (Color: 11.0 SRM, PPG: 35*) $1.35/lb

The Specialty Grain Series (Wheat, Rye):

Shaniko \shA·nih·kO\ (White Wheat malt) - The wait is finally over: our white winter wheat “Shaniko,” provides your beer a super-rich and creamy cloud of flavor. Perfect for hazy IPAs and wheat beers, Shaniko tastes like cookie dough right off the spoon. (Color: 3.5 SRM, PPG: 39.5 PPG*) $1.50/lb

Wickiup \wik·ee·up\ (Red Wheat malt) – The missing link in creating classic wheat beers; Wickiup provides a deeply rich, "Cream of Wheat" wort with a hint of bread crust and brown sugar. (Color: 3.7 SRM, PPG: 37*) $1.50/lb

Rimrock (Vienna-style Rye malt) –  Grassy? Spicy? It’s time to toss those over-used flavor descriptors to the wayside and experience malted rye that is in a class of its own. Rimrock is gently-kilned to a rich orange hue and has a warm bread flavor with notes of graham and honey. This rustic malt has a slight aromatic and herbal character that will remind you of the High Desert frontier. (Color: 5.8 SRM, PPG: 40 PPG*) $1.75/lb

The Opal Series:
(Toasted Toffee Malt - Barley)

Opal 44 - Opal 44 is your next, secret ingredient. Sweet, moderately-toasted, with hints of chocolate; it’s wort is reminiscent of homemade almond roca. The average usage rate is 2.5 - 5%, but at 44 DP, it can be used up to 100%. (Color 40 SRM, PPG: 35.6*) $1.75/lb

(*see linked specification sheets by clicking on product names)

Raw Grain:

Un-malted grain can be purchased in bag or bulk, and are the same varieties as their malted counterparts. 2-row Spring Barley (Full Pint) $.40/lb /// White Winter Wheat (Mary) $.50/lb /// Hard Red Spring Wheat (Rockland) $.50/lb /// Heirloom Spring Rye (Gazelle) $.70/lb

Mecca Malt Profiles are available for BeerSmith (.bsmx) or as an .xml below.

Importing into BeerSmith: Once downloaded, drag and drop the file into the BeerSmith, where they'll open as a separate tab. Open your "Grains" tab from the "Ingredients" menu bar. Finally, Highlight, Copy + Paste the Mecca malts into your open Grains tab. Be sure to "Save" upon exiting BeerSmith. Congratulations: your Ingredients are now 8x more exciting.

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