Black Patent Malt
Black Patent malt is a very highly roasted specialty malt. Black in color, Black Patent approaches 500 Lovibond.
Used in smaller quantities, Black Patent imparts a roasty/smoky character to beers. In larger quantities, Black Patent adds a burnt, coffee-like quality.
In addition to signifigantly darkening the beer, Black Patent also helps in head retention.
The best example of the use of Black Patent malt is in the Porter beer style.
The 'Patent' part of the name of this malt came about when, in 1817, Daniel Wheeler received a patent for roasting malted barley to be used in the Porters and Stouts of the day.
Typical Use : Specialty Malt
Lovibond : 500 Lovibond.
Flavor/Aroma : Roasty, Smoky, Burnt, Coffee
Styles : Porter, Stout
All Grain Recipe - Robust Porter ::: 1.060/1.015 (5 Gal)
11.5 lbs. - 2 Row Pale Malt
1.5 lb. - Crystal Malt (40L)
1.5 lb. - Munich Malt
.75 lb. - Chocolate Malt
.5 lb. - Black Patent Malt<
Hop Schedule (33 IBU)
1.75 oz - East Kent Goldings hops (60 min.)
3/4 oz - East Kent Goldings hops (30 min.)
1/2 oz - East Kent Goldings hops (5 min.)
White Labs california Ale Yeast (WLP001) - 1800 ml starter
Mash at 152° to 154° for 60 min.
Sparge as usual
Boil for a total of 90 Minutes
Cool and ferment at 65° to 68°