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The malting


The malting is the first of the three main steps of the natural process of transformation of the barley into malt extracts.

Maltage is the process that will convert barley into malt.

Dry barley grains are first cleaned,then soaked and transferred into a room where temperature and humidity are controlled. They will stay there for several days.

When in optimum conditions, sprouting will occur and release enzymes that will convert the grain into malt.

Malt is then dried is now useless and eliminated by brushing.

Barley grain has become malt grain, looking the same but now granted of much different qualities.

Then follow 2 steps :