Brewing Technology

CMBTC's Pilot Brewery offers technical support for domestic and international customers of Canadian malting barley. The 250 L state-of-the-art facility is able to duplicate commercial brewing operations around in the world. The brewery is fully automated and possesses on-line and in-line sensors.


The CMBTC brewery includes the following equipment:

  • 250 L pilot brewing system consists of:
    • Mash mixer
    • Cereal cooker
    • Hot liquor tank
    • Meura mash filter
    • Lauter Tun
    • Kettle
    • Whirlpool
    • 4 cylindroconical fermenters (Unitanks)
  • 15 L micro-brewing system
  • Two-roll malt mill
  • Hammer mill
  • Sheet filter
  • DE filter
  • Counter-pressure bottle filler
  • Pasteurizer

Key Activities

  • Test, evaluate and optimize the performance of new crop  Canadian malting barley/malt in the brewing process
  • Evaluate the performance and commercial viability of new  Canadian barley varieties for the brewing industry
  • Provide technical support, information and assistance to customers
  • Assess the suitability of Canadian malting barley varieties in brewing  different types of beer as well as in various brewing processes
  • Evaluate alternative brewing processes that may enhance customer  utilization of the quality potential of Canadian malting barley
  • Develop and deliver customer evaluation programs for domestic  and international customers of Canadian malting barley

Brewing Technology Overview (PDF)

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