COVID-19 Pandemic Disaster Funding Awareness

By Phil Neumann, Mainstem Malt Disclaimer: The following content is for informational purposes only, you should not construe any such information or other material as legal, tax, investment, financial, or other advice. I hope you all are staying healthy, safe, and sane during these unprecedented times for small businesses. Responding to this kind of disruption…

It’s Not the Malt’s Fault – Q1 Edition

By Dave Thomas The kiln operator of a large western malthouse noticed that friability was always lower from Kiln #3 of the six steam-heated kilns in the malthouse. She told this to the malt chemist in the lab, who replied “That’s weird! It’s the same barley, growing area, and crop year malted in exactly the…

10 Questions with 2020 Sole of Malt Award Recipient, Ryan Hamilton

by Ryan Hamilton, Michigan Barley / MSU Extension       How did you become involved in craft malt?  I answered a mysteriously vague post on CraigsList that was seeking someone to help out in a food-grade processing facility serving the local craft brewing industry. I was offered the position and split my time between…

Crushing it: Maximize Malt Performance with Grist Analysis

By Aaron MacLeod, Hartwick College Center for Craft Food & Beverage Achieving a proper crush in the brewer’s mill is critical to maximizing the performance of malt in the brewery.  In cases where the mill is not adjusted correctly for a particular malt, a brewer can experience either poor mash efficiency or long runoff time…

The Craft Maltsters Guild Seeks Part-Time Executive Director

Job Description – Executive Director North American Craft Maltsters Guild Hours : 20-25 hours per week Salary : $25/hour JOB DUTIES   – The Executive Director (ED) of the Craft Maltster’s Guild manages all of the organization’s activities, events, finances, and projects. The ED will ensure the Guild maintains its mission,  operates according to its bylaws,…

The Craft Maltsters Guild Announces Its Certified Craft Malt Seal

The North American Craft Maltsters Guild is excited to announce its Certified Craft Malt Seal that will allow brewers and distillers to communicate their use of and support for distinctive, locally produced raw materials. The seal will be officially unveiled on Craft Malt Day on Friday, September 13, 2019, at events across the country. The…

Southern SARE Releases 2020 Research & Education Grant Call for Proposals

GRIFFIN, Georgia — The Southern region of the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program has released its Call for Proposals for the 2020 Research & Education Grant program. Applicants have a choice of whether they want to submit a systems research-based pre-proposal or an education-based pre-proposal. Education-based grants are different than the Professional Development Program Grant — Southern SARE’s other education-based…

Southern SARE Graduate Student Grant Call for Proposals Now Open

GRIFFIN, Georgia – The Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SSARE) program has released the 2019 Call for Proposals for Graduate Student Grants. Southern SARE Graduate Student Grants are very competitive. To be considered for funding, proposals must demonstrate a direct relationship between the approach and methods used and the project’s relevance to sustainable agriculture. Proposal submission deadline is…