Our Malts

Bow Bayern

This batch uses the 2017 vintage which was a fantastic year and the extract and FAN numbers are amongst the highest we’ve produced.  We’ve named it Bow Bayern after the Bavarian region of Germany.  The taste profile is robust and malty, reminiscent of a Maris Otter English-styled malt.  We hope you enjoy working with this malt as much as we have!

$45 / 25 kg bag

Grown in Rahan Farms

By Jim Flath

Jim Flath of Rahan farms is also a senior operator having been in a long-term partnership with Elmer.  Their unique partnership style focusing on agronomics over individual ownership has been featured in the Western Producer and been adopted by many others groups since.  Jim has been involved in 40+ harvest all of them alongside his father Bob who still helps out in a meaningful way in his mid-80’s.  Jim like the rest of the team is a University of Saskatchewan alumnus.  While being available for the busy times of seeding and harvest, he currently works off the farm for CIBC Wood Gundy as a financial advisor and brings a well-rounded skill set and market knowledge to the team.

Production

Bow Barley was named after the river that flows out of the Rockies into the South Saskatchewawn and eventually through Manitoba.  It is a truly western Canadian barley, created at the University of Saskatchewan.  Aaron Beattie who lead the team had this to say about the breeding program: “from a quality point of view we were aiming to combine high extract, high FAN and low beta-glucan for the brewers…”.  Maker’s is excited to be the first maltster offering single-malt Bow Barley to the world!

Packaging

Maker’s Pale is commercially available in 25 kg bags.  It is also now available in smaller 10lb and 2lb bags specifically for our homebrewers!

Usage

Bow Bayern may be used in all types of beer and whiskey at a usage rate of up to 100%. Use as a robust pale malt where aromatics and golden color are desired or add to a pale malt to increase depth.  The strong enzyme package will allow for addition to unmalted and specialty grains with good conversion..

Unique Batches

Each batch of Maker’s malt conforms with our “Single-Malt” philosophy.  It is a pure barley variety with no blending used to achieve specs.  It is traceable back to the field where it was grown and the farmer that grew it.  Each batch is then 3rd party tested by Hartwick College in NY to ensure quality and consistency before its release.  We provide a unique batch analysis sheet for every single batch ensuring you know exactly what is in your malt.

Batch 39

  • Moisture 4.2
  • Color 3.89 SRM
  • Protein 12.4 %
  • Fan 209 mg/L
  • Beta-Glucan 215 mg/L
  • Fine Extract 81.7 %
  • S/T Ratio 49.7 %
  • Diastatic Power 111 L
  • Wort PH 5.71

Batch 40

  • Moisture 3.3 %
  • Color 3.78 SRM
  • Protein 12.2 %
  • Fan 203 mg/L
  • Beta-Glucan 217 mg/L
  • Fine Extract 81.8
  • S/T Ratio 49.0 %
  • Diastatic Power 111 L
  • Wort PH 5.77