1-Week Intensive Malting Course

Upcoming 1-Week Malt Academy Programs

Fall Course: December 9-13, 2019

Winter Course: March 23-27, 2020

Spring Course (advanced): June 22-26, 2020


1-Week Intensive Malting program


A hands-on course designed to give participants theoretical and practical knowledge of malting technology, the malt manufacturing process, and of the factors that influence malt quality and its impact on brewing performance.


  • Lectures
  • Round-table exchanges and case studies
  • Hands-on instruction in the CMBTC malt-house
  • Lecture material presented in hard copy


  • World Barley Origins
  • Barley Morphology and Structure
  • Barley Breeding
  • Barley Selection
  • Barley Analysis
  • Handling and Storage on Malting Barley
  • Malting Overview
  • Malting Biochemistry
  • The Detailed Process
    • Cleaning and Steeping
    • Germination
    • Kilning
  • Malt Analysis
  • Specialty Malt Production
  • Brewing 101
  • Matching Malt Specification  to Brewing Performance
  • Practical Problems
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Hands-on Barley Selection,  Barley Analysis
  • Hands-on Micro-malting and  Pilot Malting
  • Hands-on malt analysis
  • Visit to CMBTC Pilot Brewery