Finest Pilsner Lager Malt from Simpsons Malt, from Brewstore per 10 grams so you can match your malt order to your grain bill. Priced per 10 grams so 1 kilo = 100 units.
This lager malt is a consistent excellent quality base malt with low colour, low nitrogen and high extractability for brewing lagers and light ales.
Colour: EBC 2.5 -4.5. Lovibond 1.3 - 2.1. Light, malty, fresh,
Simpsons Finest Lager Malt is suitable for 100% grist usage in Pilsners and 95% usage in Dark Lagers, Bock, Belgian Tripel and Ambers.
Recommended beer styles: All lagers - Pilsner, Bock, Dark Lager etc and also Belgian Tripel, Ambers, light Pale Ales.
We will send your malt freshly milled - if you want unmilled whole malt please add a note to your order.
Simpsons Malts, one of the finest and most in demand maltsters in the world have been producing premium malts for over 150 years and supply some of the finest breweries and distillers throughout the world. Sourcing only the best British grown barley, which is malted in their own Tweed Valley Maltings with roasting done at their Norfolk site, Simpsons produce the best consistent quality and freshest malts.
Brewstore get weekly fresh supplies of our grains sent straight to us from the maltster, which is milled just before we send it out to you, or we can send it whole for you to mill at home. Malt, just like coffee, is best milled just before you use it in your brew - a taste of fresh grain from Simpsons is worlds apart from malt that has been sourced from the cheapest country, malted and milled and left sitting around for months before it gets to you. There may be cheaper malt around but we make no excuses - we believe Brewstore malt is the best.
FAQ - What is two row? I have a recipe for 6 row - do you stock this?
Most of the world uses 6 row barley for livestock feed, which contains higher protein and less extractable sugars (than 2 row) but the cheaper 6-row is still largely available in the USA as a brewing malt, where it is popular to supplement the grain bill based on 6 row with brewing adjuncts to increase the diastatic power and availability of fermentable sugars, hence you will often see American beer recipes referring to 6 row but the term generally refers to the Pale Malt - the base malt making up the largest part of any malt bill for all beer styles. If you are using a recipe which refers to 6 row this simply means pale malt and you can of course use British Pale Malt which is the two row variety. British two row has the advantage of having a better starch content and therefore you can make more and better quality beer from it, 2 row also is less suseptible to DMS off flavours, and clears more easily which is probably why it is in such demand at US Craft Breweries.
FAQ - I can get grain cheap especially if I buy it in bulk - what difference does it make?
Malt is the soul of your beer. Once milled, your malt will absorb moisture from the surrounding air and left stored this way it loses flavour and is prone to moulding even though you may not see it you can taste a 'cardboard' flavour if you nibble some. Unmilled and stored carefully in a cool dry place - you can keep malt for up to a year from the date of it's malting after which time the natural oils in the grain can go rancid. If you buy whole malt to store, you want to know that it is malted recently and that it is from a fresh harvest and has not been bought in bulk and then left sitting around a damp industrial unit for a long period before you bought it. That's why Brewstore use Simpsons Malts who supply selected local farmers with certified seed, monitor and advice the farmers on nutrient planning and crop protection and have a strict selection process for which grains make the brewing grade. More rigorous storage regulations come into play at harvest time and their records for storing the grains in their own controlled environment utilising 200 years malting expertise to produce the best malts makes them the world's most respected maltings and they are also strong on ethical and sustainable production! Brewstore get our malt deliveries in fresh every week and they are bagged for us prior to each delivery - and we prefer to make up your grain bill to meet each of your recipe requirements. Order your grain from us for each brew and either come by to pick it up with the rest of your ingredients shortly before you need it or If you'd like your order couriered out to you, we'll get it ready for you packing the grain right before it's sent out. Take advantage of our free delivery for orders of only £60+ by getting the ingredients needed for a couple of brews and as we store all brewing ingredients and equipment to make beer, wine, cider and spirits - getting everything you need in one order plus earning loyalty points means it pays to do your shop for all your ingredients with Brewstore regularly and still get free delivery and the freshest grain possible!
For our brewery customers who need large quantities- we add your order to our weekly order so please contact us in advance and Simpsons can mill for you if required.
FAQ - What is efficiency and why does it matter?
A standard 75% brewhouse efficiency is often quoted as the aim for most home brew set ups, but this depends largely on your equipment and also the quality and the consistency of the milled grain. The Grainfather - which utilises brewhouse technology - i.e. works along the same principles as commercial brewery equipment utilising a RIMS recirculating mash and digital temperature control and counterflow wort chiller means that it can easily generate an 80-85% brewhouse efficiency and therefore can give far greater efficiency and control than an BIAB or gas heated kettle systems. The other consideration is not to use too finely milled grain. Large commercial grain mills can be too efficient in their grind and produce grist which is milled too fine and with a high degree of almost flour sized particles. This makes for a sticky, less efficient mash. Brewstore may sound pedantic in passing our grain through our wee mill but the slightly courser grind when used in our Grainfather gives us brewhouse efficiency of well over 90% when we brew and this works for our Grain customers who have Grainfathers too.
Do bear in mind though that brewhouse efficiency is of great importance to the commercial brewer - the more beer they can extract from the less ingredients is obviously a major concern to their profitability. Home brewers have the luxury of producing whatever beer you like and a slightly lesser efficiency is only going to make a few pounds or even pence difference to the cost of your brew. It's good to know your efficiency though, as it helps you gain control of your equipment and tweek your processes for maximum effect and you will learn to be a more consistent brewer as a result.
If you want to calculate the efficiency of your brew we do recommend using a free calculator from one of the online brewing calculators like Beer Smith or Brewers Friend.
" Not sure if here is the place to do this but i need to place on record the fantastic service i received with my last placed order, i placed the order late Friday night, knowing full well that a weekend was in the way, i received the order the following Tuesday, you may say what is so remarkable? i live in Germany, i am not sure how you managed it but Brilliant guys! "
Our regular courier deliveries are dispatched and delivered to you Monday to Friday (not bank and public holidays.) You can specify a Saturday courier delivery for an additonal charge - this service to most Mainland UK below;
|UK DELIVERY COURIER (mon-frid)||Spend up to £60||Spend more than £60|
|All UK Mainland & Isle of Skye||£5.95 (Per 30Kg)||FREE (1st 30kg then £5.95 per 30kg)For every £60 spent each additional 30kg FREE|
|Scottish Islands||£13.35 (Per 30Kg)||£7.40 (1st 30kg then £13.35 per 30kg)For every £60 spent each dditional 30kg @ £7.40|
|Northern Ireland||£15 (Per 30Kg)||£9.05 (1st 30kg then £15 per 30kg)|
|Isle of Man, Scilly Islles||For every £60 spent each additional 30kg @ £9.05|
|Isle of Wight||£13.35 (Per 30Kg)||
£7.20 (1st 30kg then £13.35 per 30kg) For every £60 spent each additional 30kg @£7.20
SATURDAY COURIER DELIVERY Mainland UK - excludes the following postcodes;
ALL UK Mainland and UK Islands Small Packet POST Up to 1kg. 1st class postage.
Depending on your local postal service this may include a Saturday delivery.
Add £12 per 30kg
£3.22 (max. 1kg 1st class post)
FREE (max. 1kg).
|Gift Vouchers POST||FREE||FREE|
|INTERNATIONAL COURIER||Spend up to £60||Spend more than £60|
|Germany, Denmark||£9.97 (Per 30kg)||£4.02 (1st 30kg then add. ££9.97 for each 30kg)|
|Eire (Ireland)||£15.09 (Per 30kg)||£9.14 (1st 30kg then add. £15.09 for each 30kg)|
|Guernsey, Jersey||£7.97 (Per 30kg)||£2.02 (1st 30kg then add. £7.97 for each 30kg)|
|France, Monaco||£12.86 (Per 30kg)||£6.91 (1st 30kg then add £12.86 for each 30kg)|
|Belgium, Luxembourg||£10.08 (Per 30kg)||£4.13 (1st 30kg then add £10.08 for each 30kg)|
|Italy||£15.37 (Per 30kg)||£9.42 (1st 30kg then add £15.37 for each 30kg)|
|Spain||£20.17 (Per 30kg)||£14.22 (1st 30kg then add £20.17 for each 30kg)|
|Portugal||£25.31 (Per 30kg)||£19.36 (1st 30kg then add £25.31 for each 30kg)|
|Greece, Azores, Balearics, Sardinia, Madeira, Sicily||£36.91 (Per 30kg)||£30.96 (1st 30kg then add £36.91 for each 30kg)|
|Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Sweden, Austria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Norway, Poland, Slovenia, Slovakia, Switzerland||£22.17 (Per 30kg)||£16.22 (1st 30kg then add £22.17 for each 30kg)|
|Bulgaria, Turkey, Romania||£30.01 (Per 30kg)||£24.06 (1st 30kg then add £30.01 for each 30kg)|
|Malta, Vatican City||£46.68 (Per 30kg)||£40.73 (1st 30kg then add £46.68 for each 30kg)|
|Netherlands||£9.01 (Per 30kg)||£3.02 (1st 30kg then add £9.01 for each 30kg)|
|Gift vouchers||Please use email vouchers||Please use email vouchers|
|All countries not listed||Please contact us for a quote||Please contact us for a quote|
PLEASE NOTE WE HAVE A MINIMUM ORDER OF £5 THRESHOLD excl. DELIVERY. For small orders see our postal option.
Click and Collect: Shop online and have your order picked and ready for collection from our Edinburgh shop.
At the checkout page you will be asked for your postcode but you will then be offered to choose a delivery option or Collect from Shop - Collect from Shop is free. We are open Monday to Friday 10am to 6pm and Saturday 10am to 5pm. Closed Sunday. We'll email you to advise when your order is ready for your collection (or are sending someone in to pick it up for you)
Please note that we cannot set stock aside for collection unless it has been paid for, as this shows on our website as in stock and unsold and is unfair to our other customers. If we are ordering a product in for you there is no charge until it's in and we'll contact you to arrange your purchase.
Brewstore have some products which we cannot send via courier or post but can be bought in the shop, you can now order these online and choose click and collect so that you can ensure they are here ready for your collection.
Courier or Post Dispatch of Orders:
We cannot guarantee, but we do aim to pack and dispatch all orders received and paid for if your order was placed before 2pm we aim to get it out that day (we do not dispatch during weekends or holidays) if your order is received later in the day it will be dispatched on the next working day. If your order is awaiting stock and not likely to be shipped for more than two days, we will contact you to let you decide to wait or if you would prefer a substitution/refund. If you have a specific date you would like your delivery to arrive on please advise by email, so we can dispatch it the day before and we'll do our best to accomodate this. Please check the details you input on your order acknowledgment email as once we have sent the order we cannot make changes to delivery addresses.
Your order status is regularly updated and you can see it's progress by logging into your customer account on the Brewstore website. Once dispatched by us, Parcelforce will text or email you the day of your delivery with a 1 hour delivery time slot. You can track your parcel on the Parcelforce website. If you need to arrange a change of delivery date, or authorise Parcelforce to leave the parcel with a Neighbour, or take it to your local Post Office please do this with the courier directly following the text link they send to you.
Parcelforce standard delivery services now include text notification with a 1 hour delivery window. If you are not going to be in you can arrange via the text directly with Parcelforce to have your parcel left signed by a neighbour, or redirected to a Local Post Office or re-arrange another delivery date. They will not leave it unsigned unless you have arranged this with Brewstore before the order left us.
Want to leave your delivery in a safe place?
You can advice us of a safe place for Parcelforce to leave your parcel at your home if you know you are not going to be there - please note this can only be done at the point of ordering not after, and any parcels left unsigned for will be at your own risk.
Small Packets Posted Items:
A great option for getting small items to you cheaply anywhere on the UK Mainland and UK Islands - we can send up to 1kg by 1st class. This is generally a next day delivery although Highlands and Islands can be 2/3 days. If your local postal service inculdes a Saturday mail delivery and we send it out on the Friday you may get our delivery on the Saturday but we cannot guarantee this. There is no live tracking option, however we do receive electronic signed receipt so we can track when and where the parcel has been delivered to.
Posted Gift vouchers will go by post free of charge to whichever (UK) address you specify on the delivery address.
You can choose to email your gift voucher ( to yourself or the recipient) and customise the image and leave a personal message instead of posting a hard copy. You can also specify the date the voucher will be emailed to your recipient. This is all available as options on the Gift Voucher page, this e-voucher is also ideal for recipients outside the UK as we do not post internationally.