Maker’s Caramel is made from premium 2-row barley.
After a long cool germination we stew this malt in its own juices at mashing temperature. This process starts the conversion of starches into sugars. We then ramp up the kiln to darken the malt and promote Maillard reactions with significant heat compared to our lighter Caramels. The end result is a malt with dark sweetness in the caramel and molasses realms.
$70 / 25kg bag
Grown in Double E Grain
By Elmer Enns
Elmer Enns is our original farmer having grown up on a mixed grain and livestock/dairy farm where we are still located today. Elmer graduated from the College of Agriculture at the University of Saskatchewan in 1977 and soon after started DoubleEGrain. Elmer is a strong steward of the land and believes in sustainability. He was among the first farmers to incorporate “No-Till” farming which preserves organic matter and prevents soil erosion. Elmer is the senior operator in our group and has participated in over 50 harvests. Despite spending more time with his 8 grandchildren, Elmer is still full-time farming and enjoys the challenge each new season brings to the table.
Maker’s Caramel 60 is made from premium 2-row Copeland barley. The 2020 Vintage was grown on the “Home Quarter” 5 miles from the Malt House in Rosthern, Saskatchewan.
Maker’s malt is commercially available in 25 kg bags. It is also now available in smaller 10lb and 2lb bags specifically for our homebrewers!
Use this malt as you would any caramel malt. It will add color, body and head retention. This malt would fall into a “medium” caramel malt category at 60 SRM.
- Moisture 4-6 %
- Color ~60 SRM
- Protein 10.5-12.5 %
- Fan >120 mg/L
- Beta-Glucan <150 mg/L
- Fine Extract 80-82%
- S/T Ratio 55 %
- Diastatic Power >60 L
- Wort PH 5-5.5