Since 1870 we’ve lived and breathed malting. With this passion and expertise, and by combining traditional and modern techniques, we create an impressive range of malted and non-malted products, including several unique and exclusive barley malts.
We have a wide range of malts suitable for brewing and distilling to provide you with the foundations for creating your next beer or whisky.
From our traditional floor maltings to our state-of-the-art packaging line, all of our malts are processed by a team of skilled maltsters. Find out more about our different processes here.
Our team of maltsters and brewers have put together a number of different technical materials, from recipes to blog posts on conditioning, to assist you in your brewery or distillery. Find out more here in this section.
There is nothing more we love than talking to brewers and distillers so if you have any questions, or would like to arrange a call with a member of our team, please feel free to get in touch – we would love to hear from you!
It’s been ups and downs; a dash of sunshine plus plenty of rain and a lot of hard work these last few weeks.
Harvest is never an easy ride, and a tremendous amount of respect and credit goes to our farmers, drivers, and intake team, who all work tirelessly to get the crop off the field and into our silos during these unpredictable summer months.
Despite the wet weather, we have made a good start on Winter barley intake at Great Ryburgh and Ditchingham in the east of England. Approximately 60-70% of the winter barley has been cut in England so far, but there is concern about getting the remaining tonnage out of the field, due to the persistent rain. Winter barley taken in so far has low nitrogen levels, however high moisture due to the weather conditions and low retention indicating some small grains. In England, we have seen the first few samples of spring barley, which as a whole look promising, but quite variable due to the difference in sowing dates. We are a couple of weeks away from seeing anything harvested in Scotland, where spring barley is again looking variable. Denmark began harvest of spring barley this week, and initial sample results are looking more positive than previously thought.
Rebecca Gee, Grain Procurement Manager at Crisp Malt
Harvest this year has been very challenging. It started out a bit earlier than normal, but we have been plagued by wet weather since the beginning. Yields are quite varied, with yields and grain quality on lighter land suffering as a result of a dry May and June, but more moisture retentive soils have so far produced reasonable crops.
Chris at B&C Farming
Harvest 2023 is well underway and it’s all-hands-on-deck here at Crisp Malt. This year we are seeing good quality crop from our growers – that’s when they are able to get the combines rolling between the rain showers!
Toby Mitchell, Intake Manager at Crisp Malt
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