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Barley Malt

MANUFACTURING PLANT PMV MALTING The Company has a dedicated team of qualified grain buyers having decades of experience, annually purchasing thousands of tonnes of quality barley. Each of our malting sites has its own particular requirements. However, they all specify that barley for malting must achieve at least 95% germination.

Generally barley is classified into six-rows and two-row barley. The six-row barley has higher enzyme content, more protein, less starch and a thicker husk than two- row barley. The higher level of diastatic enzymes makes six-row barley desirable for conversion of adjunct starches (those that lack enzymes) during mashing. The two-row barley has lower protein content which reduces the problems with haze in the finished beer.

On the down side, the higher protein content can result in greater break material (hot and cold), as well as possibly increased problems with haze in the finished beer.