Category Archives: Information on Malting and Growing Barley

Information on malting and growing barley

I’ve been asked a few times now where I’ve gotten my information on malting. I’d like to be able to cite all my sources and I’ll definitely try but when I started this project I had no intention of posting videos about it on Youtube or even writing a blog about it. It was just something to do for fun. So I spent many hours taking notes on things I had read but neglected to record the authors. Here is a list of the known sites, papers and books that I have read to compile some of my information on malting. I will update this post whenever I find useful information.


Barley World, Oregon State University

Al Korzonas, “Malt Production: What makes Munich malt production unique” 

North Dakota State University

Brewer’s Market Guide

Castle Malting, Malt Descriptions

Absolute Homebrew

“Moisture-dependent physical properties of barley grains” International Journal of Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Brupaks guide to Grains

Barley and Malt: Biology, Biochemistry, Technology.  Cook, A.H.
A Textbook of Brewing. Jean DeClerk
Malting and Brewing Science. Volumes 1 and 2. Briggs, Stevens, Young, Hough
Technology of Brewing and Malting. Wolfgang Kunze
Malts and Malting. Dennis E. Briggs
The Barley and Scotch Bigg Report Thomson, Coventry and Hope (1806) Papers published 1836
 Treatises on Brewing. Baverstock, James 1824
Seeds Sources:
Growing Barley:
Growing Wheat

Malting process optimization of spelt (Triticum spelta L.) for the brewing process


Aflatoxins in sorghum malt

Aflatoxins in Sorghum, Sorghum Malt and Traditional Opaque Beer in Southern Malawi (Abstract only)

Determination of Improved Steeping Conditions on Sorghum Malt  Dewar, Taylor, Berjak

Effect of Germination Time, Temperature and Moisture on Malting of Sorghum 1986 Morrall, Boyd, Taylor

Influence of Malting Conditions on Sorghum (Abstract only) Hassani, Zarnkow, Becker

Current Developments in Malting and Brewing Trials with Sorghum in Nigeria: A Review A.C.Ogbonna

Characteristics of African traditional beers brewed with sorghum malt: a review

Guide to Floor Malting Sorghum and Millets – University of Nebraska

More about Malting Sorghum – University of Nebraska 


Optimization of the malting process of oat (Avena sativa L.) as a raw material for fermented beverages

Brewing with 100% Oat Malt

Papers and internet information:
Malt Kilns and Dehydrators

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The Meandering Meadery

Cultivating fermented food and drinks one jar at a time

Sprowt Labs

Home Malting Equipment for the Home Brewer


They Who Drink Beer Will Think Beer

Immaculate Brewery

Growing, malting and brewing beer

Creative Brewing

by Scott Ickes

A Brewer's Wife

Law librarian, brewer's wife and mom of three girls (not necessarily in that order)

From Plants to Beer

The real route of beer

My Own Home Brew

My record and experience in brewing

F Words I Love

Fresh. Frugal. Fermented. Free.

Romping & Nguyening

Romping around the world and Nguyening since March 2014.

Brewing Beer The Hard Way

Growing, malting and brewing beer

Five Blades Brewing

F' Everything, We're Doing Five Blades

The Jax Beer Guy

This Guy Knows Beer -- Also visit

East Happyland Homebrew Garden Louisiana

Gardening hops, grains, vegetables, and brewing beer in South Louisiana. And they said it couldn't be done....

Bergfast bryggeri

Et lite kjellerbryggeri blir til

The Apartment Homebrewer

Brewing small batches of craft beer in a 650 sqft apartment

Redneck Brewing

Because good beer doesn't require sophistication.

Bishop's Beer Blog

Just another site

The Quest for Edelstoff

Making Liquid Bread

Home Bruin

The homebrewing adventures of a Boston sports fan