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Muntons Planet Malt - 55 lb. Bag

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Lovibond 1.87 - 2.81

EBC 3.5 - 6.0

SRM 1.77 - 3.05

Pale Planet Malt




Muntons Pale Planet Malt is an English base malt that works well in British style beers as well as the popular NEIPA. Described as malty and slightly sweet, it sets an excellent base for both malty and hoppy beers.

Planet is Muntons new flagship spring barley variety, now replacing Propino as the most popular spring brewing variety of malting barley grown in the UK. Planet has proved to so versatile, it has become the most widely grown cereal variety in the world. We are blessed in the UK with arguably the prime climate for barley growing. Couple this with the extreme care taken during the malting process by our malting team, and the result is outstanding. Muntons Pale and Muntons Extra Pale malts made from Planet malting barley are considered by many to be some of the finest Spring barley malts available.



















Planet has a high yield and performs very well in the brewhouse. We recommend a mashing temperature of at least 65⁰ C., as this is the average gelatinisation temperature for this variety. Mashing at a lower temperature could cause a slow conversion or even stall as the starch might not fully gelatinise. 

Planet has a cereal-forward taste complemented with a mild nuttiness, imparted because of its slightly higher attenuation level. It has a lower ‘masking’ effect than either Venture or Maris Otter leading to an increase in the impact of aroma hops and yeast aromas. Care must be taken as this also means that any brewing errors are less easily covered. In our tests, Planet has performed very well and feedback from brewers using this variety has been very positive, particularly with extract levels and flavor profiles.

This traditional pale malt is ideal for classic top fermented beers. Suitable for IPA’s, bitters, golden ales and light beers. Pale is slightly darker and “maltier” than lager malt, whilst the extra pale is similar in color to lager malts but with pale malt qualities. 


Malt Typical Analysis


Ingredient declaration:

Malted Barley

Allergen Information:

Contains Gluten

Analytical Specification (IoB Methodology):



Moisture %


Extract L°/kg

(dwt, 0.7mm grind)


Total Nitrogen % (dwt)

1.35 to 1.65

Total Soluble Nitrogen

% (dwt)

0.50 to 0.65

Soluble Nitrogen Ratio

38 to 44

Wort Color

(450g mash)


4 to 6 EBC

Wort Color

(515ml mash)

3.4 to 5.2 EBC

Beta Glucan

mg/l (450g mash)


Free Amino Nitrogen @ 1040 SG (mg/l)

130 to 180

Friability %




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