Weyermann – Crushed SPECIAL W® Malt


Used to produce a deep red to dark brown-black colour and fuller body. Unique flavour and aroma. Gives many colours and raisin-like flavour.

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Weyermann Special W Malt

Made from the finest German quality brewing barley. Our special caramelization process achieves a complete transformation within the grain. This dark brown malt offers the most complex aroma spectrum of all Weyermann® caramel malts.

Sensory: notes of raisins, dark caramel, pronounced aromas of nuts, pastries and bread.

Special malt for dark, malt-forward beer styles, universally applicable, especially for:

  • Amber Lager
  • Dark Lager
  • Pale Ale; Saison
  • IPA; Brown IPA, Black Ale, Black IPA
  • Amber Ale; Belgian Dubbel
  • Brown Ale; Dark Mild, British Brown Ale, London Brown Ale
  • Strong Ale; British Strong Ale, Old Ale, English Barley Wine, Belgian Dark Strong Ale or Quadrupel, Imperial Red Ale
  • Porter; English Porter, American Porter, Brown Porter, Robust Porter, Imperial Porter
  • Stout; Oatmeal Stout, Foreign Extra Stout, American Stout, Russian Imperial Stout
  • Sour Ale; Flanders Red Ale, Oud Bruin
  • Wood & Barrel aged beers

Recommended addition: up to 30%

Enzyme activity: none

280 – 320 EBC
106- 121.1 Lovibond


Weyermann® began the production of high-quality malts and malt derived products in Bamberg over 140 years ago. Nowadays Weyermann® Specialty Malts is the world market leader in the manufacturing of caramel- and roasting malts with a portfolio of over 90 different products. Weyermann® Specialty Malts influence the colour and taste of more than 60,000 beers in 135 countries on all continents. The red and yellow Weyermann® logo has become an epitome of excellent malt produced in Germany, for both brewers and beer connoisseurs all over the world. Ranging from very large breweries to home brewers, our customers represent the diverse brewing industry.


The Dark Rock team are passionate about producing the best quality beers. There is no reason why home-produced ales cannot be just as good as commercial equivalents. The key to success is having a wide selection of the best quality and freshest ingredients possible. Dark Rock ingredients are not just great value, they are of the highest quality and always supplied fresh. The team strive to constantly innovate and experiment with new styles and products.

Dark Rock also supply top quality all grain and part grain recipe kits which receive fabulous reviews. They are experienced commercial brewers and supply craft micro-breweries and nano-breweries with equipment and ingredients. They also provide training and business development consultancy to scale-up breweries. This experience is channelled into equipping the home craft brewer with the “tools to compete”. Use Dark Rock products and you can’t go wrong.

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Weyermann – Crushed SPECIAL W® Malt