04/11/2019: 3:00 pm -

Member Webinar: Interpreting Malt Analysis & Making Malting Process Changes

Thursday, April 11, 2019 | 3:00 PM EST-4:00 PM EST


Hannah Turner

Hannah Turner is the Director of the Montana State University Barley Genetics and Malt Quality Lab. This lab services the MSU Breeding Program and works to improve barley of all types with a focus on malt barley. The Malt Quality Lab also supports the region by providing barley and malt testing for farmers and craft maltsters. Hannah has a strong devotion to the agricultural industry of Montana and believes in fortifying the farming, malting, and brewing/distilling community through outreach and education. Hannah received an M.S. in Plant Science as well as a B.S. in Environmental Horticulture from Montana State University.

Brandon Ade

Brandon Ade is the driving force behind malting barley production in Texas. Before 2013 malt was not produced in Texas for the brewing, distilling, and baking industries. Not one to wait around for someone else to solve the imminent need for Texas malt, Brandon founded Blacklands Malt in 2012, the first independent community malthouse in Texas history.  Like many small malthouse operators across the country, Brandon’s passion is to take the good sense of sustainable local food production and connect people to the land around them through unique foods and beverages. His experience with malthouse operations has now led him in to professional malting consultation as well.

Brandon spends his free time in Austin, Texas with his wife Samantha, sons Hadwin and Bruce, and two fur-babies Riker and Barley. He plays acoustic guitar to wind-down and officiates weddings for very close friends.

He was trained in malting at CMBTC in Winnipeg.


Registration is FREE for Craft Maltsters Guild members and $20 for non-Craft Maltsters Guild members. Learn more about becoming a Craft Maltsters Guild member here.