Gallagher’s Best

Characteristics

A well balanced Pale Ale malt. Bright aroma of multigrain crackers and hay. Mildly sweet flavor of toast with honey.

Applications & Description

Gallagher's Best is named after Lynn Gallagher, a longtime barley breeder at UC Davis. Lynn has devoted his professional career to improving the livelihoods of farmers by breeding grain varieties that thrive in their region. For Gallagher's Best, we used one of Lynn's experimental barley varieties that is well suited for dryland farming in the Sacramento Valley. As maltsters and brewers, we love the variety's extra plump kernels and modest protein content. For this batch, we used the same kilning recipe as our Maiden Voyage malt to create a similarly golden color. Expect a rich aroma of multigrain crackers and hay with a mildly sweet honey flavor.

All of Admiral's malts are produced from grain grown sustainably by California family farms. Bob Schaupp grew this promising new barley variety in his fields outside Woodland, CA.

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Recent Releases

For specific batch information and detailed analysis, download the batch COA below.

Batch # Harvested Kilned
18-072 June 1, 2018 September 21, 2018
18-065 June 1, 2018 August 29, 2018
18-020 June 1, 2017 April 2, 2018
18-015 June 1, 2017 March 14, 2018
18-008 June 1, 2017 February 12, 2018
18-006 June 1, 2017 February 1, 2018

Sample Analysis

S/T

42-45%

Moisture

4.0%

Friability

85%

Extract (FGDB)

81

Beta-Glucan

<200 mg/L

Fan

190 mg/L

Alpha Amylase

40-50

Diastic Power (Lintner)

120 °L

Color (SRM)

3.0-3.5 SRM

Soluble Protein

4.0-4.5%

Total Protein

9.5-10.5%

pH

5.9

On 7/64" (5%)

89

On 6/64" (%)

9

On 5/64" (%)

1.5

Thru 5/64" (%)

0.5