Muntons Malt has a dedicated team of qualified grain buyers annually purchasing over 265,000 tonnes of quality malting barley and wheat. Both of our maltings ensure that all malting barley and wheat meets the required specifications.
Our Grain Team are DEFRA licensed crop inspectors, and along with our intake teams, attend regular courses designed to keep them updated with developments in barley breeding and identification.
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Cedars Maltings, Stowmarket, Suffolk (Grain for malting)
95,000 tonnes of grain for malting are purchased each year at Stowmarket. Malting Barley is the main cereal purchased although we do have a requirement for wheat. Sourced through both grain merchants and direct from the farm, the specifications of barley will alter depending on the season and the specific requirements of our customers. We purchase both Spring and Winter Malting Barley and we also buy approximately 20,000 tonnes of barley for non-malt processing. For all information regarding our grain purchases at Stowmarket please contact Mike Norfolk email@example.com.
Flamborough Maltings Bridlington, East Yorkshire
Our Yorkshire procurement operations annually source around 125,000 tonnes of Spring and Winter Malting Barley which is purchased through Muntons Malt Supply Chain. For all information regarding our grain purchases at Bridlington, please contact Mark Ineson firstname.lastname@example.org
At both Cedars and Flamborough Maltings, incoming grain is received at moisture levels of between 14% and 20%. Every load is sampled, inspected and tested at the intake point. Once tipped the grain is cleaned through dressers to remove stones, foreign objects, dust and straw. The grain is then dried to achieve the desired moisture level of 12% – 12.5%. This process ensures that the grain is uniform (a lorry may have barley from different fields, for example), and prevents natural germination and mould development.
Once the dressing and drying processes are complete, the grain is stored in silos ready for malting.