Second Annual Malt for Brewers & Distillers Workshop heads to California, September 19-20

DAVIS, CA – The Craft Maltsters Guild will host the second annual Malt for Brewers & Distillers Workshop at the University of California, Davis on September 19-20, 2022. This two-day, in-person course is custom-tailored for craft malt beverage producers and provides an extensive overview of technical malt knowledge from farm to fermenter. Maltsters and farmers…

Koji Buzz: Unique Malt Research Underway at Montana State University

By Hannah Turner, Montana State University Barley, Malt & Brewing Quality Lab An old tradition that is starting to be adopted in a new way by forward-thinking American brewers is koji processing, a practice widely found in Asian cultures. Utilized for centuries (originally discovered in Japan’s Muromachi Period of 1136-1573), koji is commonly used to…

Field to Bench: Harnessing Education and Resources for the Beer Industry

By Meghan Howes, Contributing Writer for RadCraft Hannah Turner wears numerous hats as Director of Montana State University’s Barley, Malt & Brewing Quality Lab. Each workday varies, though her tasks have changed considerably from when she first came to MSU in 2006. “Early on a typical day meant getting the analyzer started, getting things milled. I’d…