Inert Material and Foreign Seeds
Fusarium & Mold Infected Kernels
Incoming Barley Inspection Results
Why Is Malting Barley Quality Control Crucial for Breweries?
Malting and brewing have become increasingly more sophisticated, being the second largest usages for barley.
Nowadays, barley is both processed and analysed with advanced technologies, such as spectral imaging. These can automate, expedite, and standardize all operations, so to make them more reliable and safer.
For a malt producer barley quality is of paramount importance. A mold infection will potentially destroy the malt and may be catastrophic for the breweries, that are the malt customers. To secure the quality of the finished malt and its further use for brewing it is important to analyse the incoming barely in order to assure the quality of the malt.
The VideometerLab instrument inspects an incoming barley sample for a number of the most important quality parameters. This is done fast, accurately, non-destructively, and simultaniously. It is also cost-efficient since is does not need time-consuming sample preparation or chemicals.
Malting Process Optimization
For a malt producer it is important to accurate control and progress the different stages of the malting process. In order to do this then a number of important parameters can be measured along the malting process line.The parameters are:
All four malting process analyses are performed by the same VideometerLab instrument, and the automated recipes are illustrated in the images to the right. All recipes may be adjusted for other grain types like wheat.