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6 May 2020

Russian-made oat malt is for sale for the first time!

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    Russian-made oat malt is for sale for the first time!

    On May 6, Grainrus began the production of Russian oat malt under the Kursk Malt brand at its own malt house in Kursk.

    Grainrus-Kursk Malt, Russian-made oat malt, will become an equivalent alternative to foreign producers of oat malt, represented in Russia and the CIS.

    As part of the national import substitution program, the start of the production of oat malt is an important step in providing manufacturers of the brewing and food industries with high-quality raw materials produced within Russia.

    The malt house of Kursk Malt has more than 8 years of experience in the production of basic and special malts with a colour from 20 to 1400 EBC according to the highest standards. Product quality is confirmed by the international product quality marks ISO, EAC, LGC, VLB Berlin, and has also been repeatedly awarded with awards of national competitions and prizes.

    A feature of oatmeal malt is that cereal grains are enriched with vitamins A, K, F, H (biotin), E, group B (B1, B2, B3, B6), which positively affect the central and peripheral nervous system, improve the cardiovascular system. Vitamin K plays an important role in the prevention of osteoporosis, improves blood coagulation, and is involved in the regulation of kidney function. Grains contain trace elements that increase immunity and help strengthen bones, such as iron, zinc, potassium, sulphur, iodine, magnesium, manganese, fluorine, nickel, phosphorus, as well as malonic acid, oxalic, erucic acid, lysine, tryptophan. The high content of elements of gum, essential oils, gluten, which, in turn, can lower the bad cholesterol, which has a beneficial effect on the cardiovascular system.

    In the process of oat malt production, there is a technology that includes the process of soaking in an air-water way to a moisture content of 42-44%, growth for 4-4.5 days at a temperature of 14-190C and the drying process on frying drums to a moisture content of 6% and colour up to 10EBC. Malt is dried on Czech-made frying drums at temperatures up to 85C, which gives a more intense aroma and rich taste.

    In brewing, oat malt is used in the production of dark beers, strong English ales, porters, stouts. Brewers choose oat malt to obtain a more saturated and aromatic dark beer with persistent foam, to give the beer “silkiness”, to strengthen the bouquet of beer, giving the drink the taste of fresh biscuits, a unique texture and creamy taste.

    In other areas, oat malt is also used for dietary purposes, as a cough suppressant (6 glasses a day), for pancreatitis, allergies to components of cow's milk, malt helps to improve sugar levels to diabetics, improves pancreatic function, vitamin B complex improves brain function.

    Oat malt under the Kursk Malt brand is available for sale at a wholesale price list, as well as retail in the online store of the company at www.malt.ru in 25 kg packaging.