Quantcast

Powells Malt?

Aussie Home Brewer

Help Support Aussie Home Brewer:

SJW

As you must brew, so you must drink
Joined
10/3/04
Messages
3,401
Reaction score
211
Has anyone got any info on Powells Malt? I heard a story that the maltster is an ex Joe White maltster and his malts are very cheap. $1 per kg. (bulk) I think I can get my hands on this stuff but was wondering what it was like and what it profile was? Any info will help.
THANKS

STEPHEN
 

devo

Str8outtaCoburg
Joined
29/9/05
Messages
1,601
Reaction score
1
Location
Coburg, VIC
From what little I have heard is that his malt is not as highly modified as your other variety and is not suited or ideal for single infusion mashes. :huh:
 

johnno

It's YUMMY
Joined
15/7/03
Messages
2,800
Reaction score
6
I'm no expert.
I have used their malts in the last 3-4 brews I have made. All single infusion.
Beer comes out fine.
Even what I entered in Vicbrew. Maybe I didnt place but I was nowhere near the bottom of the categories I entered.

johnno
 

RobW

The Little Abbotsford Craftbrewery
Joined
6/8/03
Messages
1,679
Reaction score
109
I've been using it for about a year now with no problems.
What's your source Devo?
 

warrenlw63

Just a Hoe
Joined
4/5/04
Messages
7,202
Reaction score
11
I've made one brew with it a low grav Mild. IMO It's nearly as good as Marris Otter. Probably got about the same efficiency too.

For the price I reckon it's the bomb. :rolleyes:

Warren -
 

devo

Str8outtaCoburg
Joined
29/9/05
Messages
1,601
Reaction score
1
Location
Coburg, VIC
I haven't used Powells myself but have spoken with another brewer who used it for a decoction mash due to the degree of it's modification. Powells is apparently still a small independant malting business opereating I think from out at Romsey in Victoria, but that's as bout as much as know about it?
 

Sean

Well-Known Member
Joined
8/10/04
Messages
441
Reaction score
2
devo said:
I haven't used Powells myself but have spoken with another brewer who used it for a decoction mash due to the degree of it's modification. Powells is apparently still a small independant malting business opereating I think from out at Romsey in Victoria, but that's as bout as much as know about it?
[post="82286"][/post]​
Haven't used the Pilsner yet, but the Ale malt is definitely suitable for single-infusion mash and, in my opinion, very similar to English floor malted malt. The wheat is similarly good. I've been using it for about a year now, and there is no way I'd go back to Whites, or pay the extra for imported.
 

Batz

Batz Brewery...Hand crafted beers from the 'Batcav
Joined
8/8/03
Messages
12,728
Reaction score
1,415
I am extremely happy with Powells malt

I organized the bulk buy and bought 125kg myself.
I had none of the problems some other brewers speak of.

My Alt and my Scottish Ale that made it too the nationals both where brewed using 100% powells malt.

When it all gone I will doing another bulk buy for Queensland brewers

Great to get malt at an affordable price

Go Powells :super:

Batz
 

sosman

beerling
Joined
16/2/04
Messages
1,461
Reaction score
4
devo said:
From what little I have heard is that his malt is not as highly modified as your other variety and is not suited or ideal for single infusion mashes. :huh:
[post="82271"][/post]​
I regularly use it in single infusion mashes and have no complaints. Having said that for a pommy ale I might use some native crystal.
 

nonicman

Slack Brewery
Joined
20/7/04
Messages
845
Reaction score
1
Just had a taste of a Powells malt ale from primary (12 days today) and very pleased so far.
 

sluggerdog

Beer In Here
Joined
12/10/04
Messages
1,865
Reaction score
26
I've done 5 brews with the powells pilsner now and am happy with the results. I did however find I was getting around 5-8% lower efficency however that could be caused elsewhere...

VERY HAPPY WITH THE MALT, esp at the price it came.

Looking forward to the next bulk buy....
 

sosman

beerling
Joined
16/2/04
Messages
1,461
Reaction score
4
sluggerdog said:
I've done 5 brews with the powells pilsner now and am happy with the results. I did however find I was getting around 5-8% lower efficency however that could be caused elsewhere...

VERY HAPPY WITH THE MALT, esp at the price it came.

Looking forward to the next bulk buy....
[post="82959"][/post]​
I believe the champion beer of Vicbrew 2005 was brewed with powells malt, at least for base malts. I can't say for sure, till I see his recipe but he buys the stuff by the bag full.
 

Sean

Well-Known Member
Joined
8/10/04
Messages
441
Reaction score
2
sosman said:
sluggerdog said:
I've done 5 brews with the powells pilsner now and am happy with the results. I did however find I was getting around 5-8% lower efficency however that could be caused elsewhere...

VERY HAPPY WITH THE MALT, esp at the price it came.

Looking forward to the next bulk buy....
[post="82959"][/post]​
I believe the champion beer of Vicbrew 2005 was brewed with powells malt, at least for base malts. I can't say for sure, till I see his recipe but he buys the stuff by the bag full.
[post="82960"][/post]​
The 2nd place getter in British Ales certainly was.
 

nonicman

Slack Brewery
Joined
20/7/04
Messages
845
Reaction score
1
Have finshed my stocks of Powells ale malt (from QLD Bulk buy, thanks to Batz). Can only compare with JW Trad Ale as I haven't used the imports. Wow, I almost cried using the last of this wonderfull malt. We be very keen to get some more. Now to start on the pilsner and wheat bags :).
 
B

bindi

Guest
nonicman said:
Have finshed my stocks of Powells ale malt (from QLD Bulk buy, thanks to Batz). be very keen to get some more.
I you think of bulk buying any more nonicman, count me in. I am only :) 20min down the road from you. Used my last 5kg yesterday.
 

sluggerdog

Beer In Here
Joined
12/10/04
Messages
1,865
Reaction score
26
bindi said:
nonicman said:
Have finshed my stocks of Powells ale malt (from QLD Bulk buy, thanks to Batz). be very keen to get some more.
I you think of bulk buying any more nonicman, count me in. I am only :) 20min down the road from you. Used my last 5kg yesterday.
[post="93064"][/post]​

I'm in too, only have around 2 brews left of my last order. Will be ordered triple what I ordered last time...
 

nonicman

Slack Brewery
Joined
20/7/04
Messages
845
Reaction score
1
Bindi, That will be on the cards, not sure when as we have to get a few numbers inorder to make the order work.
 

Latest posts

Top