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.

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Recent Releases

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

Batch # Harvested Kilned
19-046 June 1, 2018 May 11, 2019
19-042 June 1, 2018 April 30, 2019
19-036 June 1, 2018 April 12, 2019

Typical Analysis

Moisture

4%

Friability

85%

Extract (FGDB)

81%

Color (SRM)

2.2-3.2

Beta-Glucan (mg/L)

<200

Protein

9.5-10.5%

S/T

42-45%

FAN (mg/L)

190

Diastatic Power (degrees L)

120

Alpha Amylase (D.U.)

40-50