View Full Version : Micro malt plants

02-05-2017, 07:36 PM
I'm not sure about anyone else, but lately we have been getting a lot of emails/calls about people considering opening malt plants/companies checking interest in micro (1000kg or so) malting plants.
A year ago I don't know if I would have considered this, I've done the homebrew attempt of malting my own grain and it was a huge hassle. But currently we spend about 4k$/month on malt, and 1000$ of that is shipping. Our location is in the middle of some of the best grown malt barley, but the closest malt house is 600-700km away. If farmers are selling malting barley for 1/10 of the price of the finished product, and shipping is 25% of our malt bill, is it worth considering malting in house, even if we are using only 2500-3500kg/month?
Custom malt is very intriguing, but I think from a cost/benefit it would be worth it. Has anyone else taken the plunge, or looked into these 250kg-5000kg malt houses? We already have someone with a organic biology degree that is interested in working with our yeast program, and this would be something that he would be able to handle.

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02-06-2017, 01:40 AM
Please check out this guild. If you have a good welder you can build a a 800KG unit for under $15.000 USD. That would produce consistent base malt.
Darker malts your price goes up.

Rebel Malting
Reno, Nevada USA