Mecca Grade is an estate malthouse located on 1,000 irrigated acres in Madras, Oregon. A grain growers’ paradise, their location in the rain shadow of the Cascades provides hot, dry days and cool nights perfect for growing specialty seed and grain.
Much like a vineyards’ location determine the character of its grape varietals, our grains are unique to Mecca Grade due to their uniform growth within a 2-mile radius of the malthouse. As such, our malts are truly unlike anything else available.
Pelton is their take on a pilsner type malt or as they like to refer to it as a Pilsner-style Foundation malt. Pelton is the perfect choice for crafting premium lagers, light ales, farmhouse, and wild beers. Produces a complex, slightly grassy, and crisp wort through which our terroir is pronounced.
Barley Variety: Full Pint
Diastatic Power: 180-200
Color: 1.7-1.9 SRM