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Original Bavarian base and speciality malts since 1856


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Lichtenfelser Straße 20
95326 Kulmbach

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IREKS - original Bavarian basic and special malts since 1856 - The key to beer diversity and sales success Malt is the body of beer, hops its soul ...but what good is the noblest soul without a healthy body to live in? Just as one cannot "spice up" a "standard mashed potatoes" for a tasting menu with sophisticated spices alone, so one cannot conjure up authentic and original beer creations without a healthy beer body. And this beer body thrives on a balanced cuvée of malts of the most varied character, which the master brewers combine into a taste composition in strict compliance with the almost 500-year-old purity law. For example:
- IREKS caramel malts produce a pleasant full-bodied taste, delicate to strong caramel and roasted aromas and the associated red and brown tones, - IREKS barley and wheat roasted malt, chocolate malt, aromatic malt, melanoid malt, as well as IREKS Pale-Ale malt, Viennese malt, Munich malt and wheat malt dark discreet malt and pastry notes, as well as the corresponding red and brown tones, - IREKS pointed and caramel malts produce a strong and durable foam and - IREKS acid malts a taste-enhancing pH adjustment of the mash. With its know-how in beer, malt and cereals, which has grown over 160 years, the Ruckdeschel family, with its IREKS malting plants in Kulmbach, Sulzbach-Rosenberg and Schweinfurt as well as the STAMAG malt factories in Vienna and Graz, has stood for the highest quality, creativity and reliability for five generations. IREKS is the oldest malthouse in Germany in uninterrupted family ownership. Our own agricultural trading operations and long-standing connections to farmers characterise the experience in the truest sense of the word from the stalk to the glass - so that good things get even better. Naturally, the farms have excellent quality control laboratories and long-standing certifications, including DIN ISO 9001:2008, FSSC and ÖKO.

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