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Special B Malt

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Special B is the darkest of the dark malts from the land of all things beer, Belgium. Producing dark fruit flavors akin to raisins, cherries, ans plums, this is a great malt to use in lower percentages. Less than 5% will provide an excellent color addition while greater than 5% will contribute a dark black/brown color and fuller body.


General Info

  • Country of Origin: Belgium
  • Variety : 6-row winterbarley
  • Moisture : max 5 %
  • Colour : 270 - 350 EBC, 120-140°L
  • Extract fine D.M. : min 72 %
  • Flavors: Dark Fruit, Cherries, Raisins, Plums, Chocolate


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4 Reviews

  • 4
    Good color

    Posted by Scott F. on Apr 8th 2019

    Good color

  • 5
    Special B

    Posted by Scott A. on Mar 29th 2019

    Great specialty malt to that adds a darker color, some dark fruit, and chocolate flavors. Also adds body to the beer.

  • 4
    special b

    Posted by Gary R. on Apr 4th 2018

    adds nice color, taste and aroma

  • 4
    First order from Homebrew Supply

    Posted by Brien M. on Mar 29th 2017

    I found Homebrew Supply quite by accident. I was looking for a recipe calculator to try my hand at my first all grain recipe using one of my own creation. Ok so not exactly totally mine, I wanted to do a clone of Alaskan Amber..I mean who doesn't right.

    I came across Brewer's Friend and used the recipe tool till I got what I wanted and noticed this little red flag in the corner that caught my curiosity as to what it was. 'Buy this recipe' is what it said. Being a curious person I clicked it and was pleasantly surprised that it went to a homebrew store and selected the items and quantity from the recipe builder.

    The prices were very competitive and they had everything except for one ingedient, Saaz hops :(. That's ok, everything else was cheaper than my local store so I ordered anyway.

    After about 3 days I noticed my order was still in processing. I emailed the store and asked about the status, within a couple of hours I received a response that it would go out that day.

    A few days later I received all the ingredients, liquid yeast was wrapped with a cold pack and all grains milled as I had requested.

    To make a long story short, the wort is in the fermenter and fingers crossed it will be a stellar brew. Thanks to the guys/gals at Homebrew Supply for making the process so darn easy.