“Micro Malting in Practice” is an 8-day full-time hands-on course providing up-to-date knowledge in the field of malting. It covers the basics of malting technology in theory and practice. The lectures will cover topics such as malting barley and other relevant cereals (botanics, quality, varieties, enzymes a.o.), malting technology (steeping, germination, kilning, special aspects of small-scale malting, equipment) and practical laboratory work (barley and malt analysis, interpretation and assessment of different quality parameters).
In addition, the participants will conduct and accompany a complete malting batch in our pilot malting.
The language is English. You can expect an intensive training with maximum benefit.
The following topics will be covered:
- Practical malting at the VLB pilot malting plant
- Barley and other brewing cereals
World barley trade / growth regions
Chemical composition / chemistry of sugars,
proteins, glucans and other main components
Evaluation of quality
Malting barley varieties / breeding
Pests and diseases / mycotoxins
- Malting technology
Storage of barley and malt
Production of different malt types
Production of special malts
Influence of malt house equipment on malt quality / classical and modern malting systems
Small scale malting and malting systems
Characteristics and chemical composition of cereals used in brewing
Equipment for micro maltings
- Practical laboratory work
Malt specifications and malt analysis
Assessment of quality parameters
Who should attend
The course addresses persons who have a professional interest in craft brewing and malting. We strongly recommend some basic experience and knowledge in beer brewing.
The lectures will be held at the VLB Berlin. Our institute is located in the heart of Berlin – the German capital. In addition to our training programme, Berlin is also a top-destination for sight-seeing and extra-curricular activities.
Attendance Fee & Accommodation
The fee for this ten-day course is € 1,990 plus German VAT, including all course materials. Applications are accepted on a first come first served basis. Since the number of participants is limited, early registration is recommended.
Your accommodation in Berlin has to be booked separately. Depending on your requirements we can arrange hotel accommodation in different categories.