Malt is the foundation of a delicious beer. Malt is grain that has been germinated and then dried. It is a basic ingredient in beer. Want to make things easier on yourself? This cereal powder is full of starchy carbohydrates which ar the perfect target for yeast bacteria. In the right conditions, with a hops and yeast, malt extract can be turned into a galaxy of tastes and beer types. From full-bodied porters to crisp, light lagers, these beers rely on particular malts to taste the way they do. A malt extract in powdered or liquid form will allow you to get started immediately. Malt helps to determine the colour of your beer. Remember the EBC (European Brewery Convention). The lower the value, the paler the colour and vice versa.