Brewing Technology

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


The CMBTC brewery includes the following equipment:

  • 250L 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-roller mill
  • Hammer mill
  • Pall Supradisc beer filter
  • Counter-pressure bottle filler
  • Pasteurizer


  • Test, evaluate and optimize the performance of Canadian 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 by brewing beers of various styles and 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)