I had a chance to taste this wheat malt against Briess and Weyermann. True, it is hard, but I had no problems milling with my Malt Muncher 3 at .030. I found the taste to be far superior to the Briess equivalent, which tasted like cardboard in comparison. The Weyermann would be the gold standard, in my opinion, and I found the Viking wheat to be almost, but not quite, as good tasting. But it is currently 25% less expensive than Weyermann, making it an attractive alternative.
This Wheat Malt is very hard and in my humble option must be crushed separate from your base malt grain bill to avoid jamming your home malt mill. On my next batch using this wheat malt I will widen the crush gap then adjust back to my standard gap (0.032") for a second crush. Use the chew test to determine the hardness of this grain for your own verification of my assessment and crush needs. Also I will consider a different variety the next time I purchase wheat malt.
Joseph - Wheat malt in general is much harder than typical grain and a sign of freshness. Many folks will mix small amounts of grain in when milling to lighten the load of the rollers.
April 29, 2020
Rated 5 out of 5
Great Wheat Malt for the Best Price
I've used Viking Malts nearly exclusively for my latest brews. Started out as an experiment to see if the cheaper malts would compare to name brand malts and boy was I surprised at the quality and taste! I brew heavier beers and lots of Dunkelweizen, the Viking Wheat has performed perfectly with taste and color!
When you can purchase 10lbs paying $0.90 per pound and make superior brew, that is a WIN WIN!