Muntons Malting

We drove to Muntons Malting and had a first class tour with our group.

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We started off with a presentation and coffee and a good chat about the company.

A photo of an arial photo, not a great shot but it shows how big this place is.

A photo of an arial photo, not a great shot but it shows how big this place is.

Here a few trucks are dropping off.

Raw barley is dropped off after its' contents are evaluated for various conditions to allow acceptance

Raw barley is dropped off after its’ contents are evaluated for various conditions to allow acceptance

 

Down the shoot

Down the chute

Next the barley is cleaned and processed into the system. Equipment separates the smaller kernels from the larger ones. The smaller ones are sold to farmers for feed. The barley is cleaned and moisture content is then stabilized and the kernels are off to storage for some months until they are ready to be germinated.

Having a look into one of the steeping vats

Having a look into one of the steeping vats

After the storage,the steeping starts they raise the moisture in the kernel. In the video below, the kernels are doing just that.

There were a number of these big conical tanks in this part of the plant

Lots of Vats

Lots of Vats

Here is a video of another part of the same process as the grains are being drained from the vat.

 

Then on to the germination area.

Germinating chamber

Germinating chamber

Germinating chamber

Germinating chamber

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is a kernel from the above.

Germination

Germination

Then it’s off to the dryers when the germination gets to the point the guys at the helm decide. I have no photos of the dryers because it was VERY hot and humid inside them and none of my photos came out.

Here is some of the smaller amounts going out for delivery.

Malted barley leave on trucks

Malted barley leave on trucks

 

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