Raw materials
Brewing cereals and malt

The VLB Research Institute for Raw Materials offers research, analysis and consulting in the field of cereal-based brewery raw materials.

The range of services includes:

  • Physical, chemical-technical and instrumental analysis of brewing cereals, malt, spent grain and adjuncts
  • Assessment of the technological quality of cereal-based raw materials
  • Micro malting of brewing cereals for evaluation of processing properties and selection of genotypes in plant breeding
  • Advice on malting technology, quality-relevant and analytical questions
  • Service research for plant breeders, agriculture, grain trade, malting and brewing industries

The VLB Research Institute for Raw Materials is a reference laboratory and a board of arbitration for the cereal trade in Germany.

All analyses are performed in laboratories which meet the demands of the international standard DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025:2018.

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