Malt extract is an ingredient permitted in beer according to the German beer purity law. The other permitted ingredients are hops, yeast and water. By purchasing malt extract from the wholesale trade, you skip the mashing and purification process. The long shelf life of the syrup enables the product to be stored, making brewing easier. Due to the use of sugar in malt extracts, the beers produced are characterised by a rich, full-bodied flavour. Foam formation and stability are also improved by using dried malt extracts.