Mecca’s malted barley is estate-grown, single-source, and comes from a single varietal: Full Pint. They selected Full Pint because of its unique fit on the Central Oregon High Desert and for its complex and robust flavor when grown and malted.
The recently finished large estate malthouse has been designed around the use of 12-ton (24,000 pound) floor-malters for producing malt.
The grain silos, cleaning, and packaging is also integrated with the malthouse, providing a unique single site process. The central Oregon malt is only sourced from a single family farm.
The Foundation Malts
The perfect choice for creating premium lagers, light ales, farmhouse, and wild beers. Produces a complex, slightly grassy, and crisp wort through which our terroir is pronounced…rustic, yet refined (Color: 1.5 SRM, PPG: 38*)
Imparts a robust and warming malt profile that tastes exactly like a liquid, toasted, graham cracker. With a deep orange & brown color, this malt is the superior choice for brewing traditional styles like Bocks and Munich lagers. (Color: 14.0 SRM, PPG: 35*)
The new standard for brewing pale ales and British specialty beers; Lamonta is a remarkable and complex North American craft malt that is golden, sweet, and slightly biscuity. (Color: 3.0 SRM, PPG: 37*)
For use in Vienna, Oktoberfest, and Marzen beers, Vanora is a high-kilned malt that is aromatically rich, contributing slight walnut flavors and deep, golden hues to your beer. (Color: 6.0 SRM, PPG: 36*)
The Specialty Grain Series
The wait is finally over: our white winter wheat “Shaniko,” provides your beer a super-rich and creamy cloud of flavor. Perfect for hazy IPAs and wheat beers, Shaniko tastes like cookie dough right off the spoon. (Color: 4.0 SRM, PPG: 38 PPG*)
The missing link in creating classic wheat beers; Wickiup provides a deeply rich, “Cream of Wheat” wort with a hint of bread crust and brown sugar.
Malting hard, red spring wheat is a challenge…but the flavor is definitely worth it. Mecca Grade is currently the only source of this type of malted wheat. Please see linked spec sheet for special instructions. (Color: 3.2 SRM, PPG: 36*)
Estate grown and malted, heirloom spring rye available in extremely limited quantities. Full malt analysis pending. Please stay tuned for announcements and availability
The Opal Series
Opal 44 is your next, secret ingredient. Sweet, moderately-toasted, with hints of chocolate; it’s wort is reminiscent of homemade almond roca. Use with care or abandon. (Color 40 SRM, PPG: 35.6*)