2018-07-23
Malting technology

Malting technology

Conical fermenter Newer maltings usually employ various types of conical-bottomed steeps. As each steep should contain less than 50 t, to avoid deep cones with excessively high pressures on the grain in the cone base, a set of steeps is required for each batch of grain. Typically each steep consists of a vertical cylinder, closed below with a cone. Grain is loaded into each steep from above. The base of the cone contains a valve that retains the grain and water, a perforated zone through which t […]
2018-07-16
Malting technology

Malting technology

Many types of malting plant are in use, but only the most common types will be described. Malting technology is comparatively safe, provided that certain precautions are observed. Some, sometimes unfamiliar, risks are due to carbon dioxide and to grain and malt dust. As grain is steeped and germinated it liberates carbon dioxide. This heavy gas can pool’, so it is essential to check that vessels and confined spaces are ventilated before they are entered. Dust must be confined and cleaned away no […]