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Malt house

The OSU Malt House and Grain/Malt Lab

The OSU malt house is up and running. It is a a resource for making ~ 100 - 300 lbs of malt per run using the OSU mini-malter. We are also developing protocols for small-scale countertop malting and intermediate-scale "floor" malting. The OSU Malt Lab is getting equipped and training sessions are scheduled for September/October. Many thanks to Rahr Malting for the generous donation of lab equipment.

Barley grain quality testing:

We offer some of the barley quality services as Hartwick College and at the same pricing. We are not set up for DON or RVA at this time.

  • Our Barley Selection package will be: moisture, protein, % plump, test weight, germination energy, germination capacity, and water sensitivity for $40.
  • Protein and moisture only: $15
  • Germination characteristics (germination energy, germination capacity, and water sensitivity) only: $20.

For more information please contact Patrick Hayes

We looked into malt analysis and decided that given our equipment and projected volume of business we would not be cost-effective. Therefore, we recommend Hartwick College for micromlating and malt analysis.

The OSU mini-malter is a device designed and built by OSU Engineering students in collaboration with the Fermentation Science and Barley Breeding Programs. It is an open source system - we share the plans and operating manual in return for support of the OSU malt lab. For more information please contact Patrick Hayes


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