Category Archives: Technical & QC

American Malting Barley Association

Test Plots at the AMBA

In my ten years of professional brewing, I gave little thought to barley varieties.  I ordered the malts that I was familiar with and was happy when they arrived at my brewery in good shape. I had little awareness of anything that went into selecting malting … [More]

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What’s in Your Bin?

Bins are pretty simple pieces of equipment, just vertical walls for containing the grain with no moving parts. How do they operate? New malt goes in the top and the old malt comes out the bottom — pretty simple, right? Actually, that turns out not to be the case most of the time. Over the … [More]

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10th Annual Malt & Brew Workshop

The 2019 Malt & Brew Workshop class, our Manitowoc Malthouse is in the background

We recently held another outstanding Malt & Brew Workshop in Chilton and Manitowoc with a 10th annual class of almost 40 brewers and distillers! We kicked things off on Tuesday, August 20th with a … [More]

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Training Your Malt Senses

Malt flavors and aromas can widely range from nutty, biscuit, bready notes, to caramel, toffee like flavors, to rich, roasted dark chocolate characteristics to even sweet, smoky barbeque aromas and flavors. While each malt has its own unique flavor, many malts will fall under similar flavor … [More]

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Central Valley Brewer’s Guild Mixer – Congratulations Winners!

While you may know that California’s Central Valley summer daily temps regularly reach 105 °F+, you may not know that the growth of Craft Breweries in Central California is also hot.

These are some of the great craft breweries in attendance.

Labor Day weekend provided an … [More]

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