Soft Red Winter Wheat Malt
*Sweet Honey Cracker
*Tender Whole Grain Loaf
PROCESS 1-day steep -> 4-5 day germination -> 34h kiln -> cured at 83°C
Red Wheat originally came to the US when the Kansas Railroad financed
the immigration of agrarian Russian Mennonite settlers who brought with
them red wheat domesticated in ancient Turkey, knowing they would
profit from transporting their fine crops. The variety Epiphany uses— Soft Red
Winter—is ideally adapted for the soils and climate of the Piedmont, and
most of it comes from a 6th generation family-owned farm not too far away from Epiphany's Malthouse, where it's grown as a cover crop to protect the soil. Epiphany germinates this soft red winter wheat in small batches for 3 to 4 days only.
This shorter germination period—when compared to barley—avoids
over-modification, and preserves the velvety texture and mouthfeel that
wheat’s high protein content brings to the wort.
Malted in Durham, North Carolina by Epiphany Craft Malt