William's Baltic Black Extract

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  • Price: $27.99
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Do you like Black IPA’s or Baltic Porter styles? Our new William’s Baltic Black™ Malt Extract has been formulated with Debittered Black Wheat Malt, Melanoidin Malt, Vienna, and Pilsner malt, for the color and body of a stout style without the roast, bitter aftertaste. As usual, William’s Malt Extracts are concentrated at the lowest possible temperature, for an aromatic, just mashed character. Try this today for an authentic Baltic Porter or Black IPA style beer without mashing!

To use this to make a Black IPA, just take your favorite IPA extract recipe and substitute this malt pound for pound. You might want to cut back on the initial bittering hop addition by 10% or so, as a Black IPA usually works best with a bit less pure bittering than a lighter IPA.

For a Baltic Porter, try this:

Baltic Porter (for 5 gallons)
9 lbs. Baltic Black Malt Extract
1½ oz. Willamette Pellets (add at start of 1 hour boil)
no finishing hops
2124 Wyeast Bohemian Lager Yeast
4½ ounces Corn Sugar for carbonation or keg and carbonate

Brewing Notes: Starting gravity around 1.068, finishes at around 1.016 
Ferment cool, ideally at 65°-68° F.

Grain Bill for William's Baltic Black™
62% Belgian Pilsner Malt
25% Belgian Munich Malt
5% Belgian Black Wheat Malt
7% Melanoidin Malt
1% Belgian Special B Malt

Approximate SRM color value of 6 pounds of extract dissolved into 5 gallons of water before boiling: 28


Average rating 10 out of 10 ( based on 5 reviews )

Amazing Baltic Porter

Review by Jonathan F on 1/31/2022

Brewed a baltic porter with this and it turned out amazing. Sometimes it's nice just to use extract for an easy drinking, no fuss beer. I will definitely buy more William's extracts in the future!

Unique Black Malt Base

Review by Patrick on 2/1/2020

I have used the Baltic Black for several specialty beers now and am impressed with this malt formulation. First, it is the most unique dark malt extract out there. Second, the focus of this extract is Pilsner malt, which allows for accurate production of a wider variety beer styles, including Baltic Porter, Schwarzbier and dark Belgian ales. Third, because of the fairly neutral base, the extract works very well with other malts. I used this malt with additional caramel, carastan and chocolate malts to create 2 different specialty beers: Imperial Coconut Porter and an Imperial Cherry Porter. They are two of the best beers I have brewed in 20 years. I could spend years exploring the virtues of this fine malt extract in my home brewery.

Great schwartz bier

Review by Stephen Ruch on 12/20/2019

I used Baltic black extract to brew a schwartz bier ten days ago and just took a gravity reading: 1.050 to 1.012 and I was very happy with the taste of the gravity sample. I can see a black IPA in my future.

Exceptional result

Review by Alex Warren on 5/9/2019

Had a friend bring a bag back to Australia; 1.070 OG 1.014 FG, Centennial and Idaho 7 flameout addition to 50 IBU or so, Fermentis S23 yeast 12C for 3 days then free rise to 18C for 20 days. Chocolate liqueur, dried fruit and bitter orange. Clear like a welder's mask. I'll be doing this again asap.

Black IPA

Review by Randy McKnight on 6/14/2017

Don't be fooled by the name, this extract makes a great Black IPA. Followed Williams advice and reduced the boil IBU's by 10%. Still over 100 IBU's total. We used our IPA recipe with a Cascade/Citra combo that we do and Steeped 1# crystal plus 9.3 pounds of extract (5 gal.). We did not do our usual dry hop addition. Very Nice. Plan to try this with a Dark Belgian. Been brewing well over 20 years. Quality extract is a must, great job Williams.

Jun 25, 2021 by Keith Choquette

Q: What is the specific gravity of Baltic Porter extract- 1 pound in 1 gallon of water? Does the specific gravity differ much between all the liquid extracts that you carry?

A: 1.034 for 1 pound in 1 gallon of water. This is about the same with all our William's Syrup Malt Extracts.

Sep 18, 2018 by Alex

Q: How is this packed for shipping? I'd like to take a couple of these to Australia

A: These are in heavy duty plastic pouches.

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