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Malt extract is thick viscous brown liquid with a characteristic sweetish taste of barley malt aroma and flavor. The product is produced from high-quality barley malt own production. Technology of production of malt extracts provide soft modes of condensation which needed to keep most of the biologically active substances presented in germinated grains of barley.
Malt is germinated cereal grains that have been dried in a process known as "malting". The grains are made to germinate by soaking in water, and are then halted from germinating further by drying with hot air. It also develops other enzymes, such as proteases, which break down the proteins in the grain into forms that can be used by yeast. Malt also contains small amounts of other sugars, such as sucrose and fructose, which are not products of starch modification but were already in the grain.
The term "malt" refers to several products of the process: the grains to which this process has been applied, for example malted barley; the sugar, heavy in maltose, derived from such grains, such as the baker's malt used in various cereals; or a product based on malted milk, similar to a malted milkshake (i.e., "malts").
Malt extracts may be used in:
- brewing industry and craft beer production.
- dry (cereal) breakfast, cereals, kozinaki.
- fillers in milk beverages and milk products.
- cereal bars and granola.
- snacks, crackers and cookies
- chocolate industry.
- bakery and pastas.
- energy beverages.
- malt based drinks.
- malted milks, ice cream and yoghurts.
- confectionery and desserts.
- pet foods.
Malting is the process of converting barley into malt, for use in brewing, distilling, or in foods and takes place in a maltings, sometimes called a malthouse, or a malting floor. The sprouted barley is kiln-dried by spreading it on a perforated wooden floor. Smoke, coming from an oasting fireplace (via smoke channels) is then used to heat the wooden floor and the sprouted grains. The temperature is usually around 55 °C (131 °F). A typical floor maltings is a long, single-storey building with a floor that slopes slightly from one end of the building to the other. Floor maltings began to be phased out in the 1940s in favour of "pneumatic plants". Here, large industrial fans are used to blow air through the germinating grain beds and to pass hot air through the malt being kilned. Like floor maltings, these pneumatic plants are batch processes, but of considerably greater size, typically 100 ton batches compared with 20 ton batches for floor malting.
The malting process starts with drying the grains to a moisture content below 14%, and then storing for around six weeks to overcome seed dormancy. When ready, the grain is immersed or steeped in water two or three times over two or three days to allow the grain to absorb moisture and to start to sprout. When the grain has a moisture content of around 46%, it is transferred to the malting or germination floor, where it is constantly turned over for around five days while it is air-dried. The grain at this point is called "green malt". The green malt is then kiln-dried to the desired colour and specification.Malts range in colour from very pale through crystal and amber to chocolate or black malts.
Malt extract is used in beer and breads to create various flavors and as a sugar souce for yeast development. Malt extract can be purchased in dry, powder form, or wet, syrup form. Dry powder form can be kept in dry storage without any special packaging. Pre-made malt extract is typically purchased in cans if it's in syrup form. If you make your own syrup malt extract, it should be used right away or canned to keep it from spoiling. One benefit of making your own malt extract is that you can make it as dark or light as you want during the toasting process.
Malt Making Process
Malt making process is the beginning of making many starting with AL and ending with whiskey.
Malt or malt extract is something that brewers used to make by themselves but with the dividing of various became cheaper to buy the malt prepared by a Maltster. The maltmaking process itself is rather simple because all it the of seeds from certain grain producing plants. The most common ones used in the brewing process are barley or rye although other grains can be used such as wheat, corn, rice or potatoes. The Maltster uses barley that is well rounded and firm. The maltmaking process is performed so that sprouting the barley changes its starch into sugar. The first step in this process is to soak the barley in a tub of water. After about an hour the good grains will sink to the bottom of the water and the grains that will not germinate or are damaged will float on the surface. Remove the floating grains from the surface and discard them or use them for animal feed. Once the barley is well soaked and soft it is spread out evenly on a smooth wooden floor forming a layer from six to eight cm thick. During this process the sprouting barley has to germinate for a week to ten days. The finished sprouts are about two thirds the length of the grain when finished. Once it has germinated the sprouts are put on a floor to dry in a layer 2 to 3 cm thick. This layer is turned over seven to nine times a day with a rake until malted grains are thoroughly dry.
The next step is roasting the sprouts. This is done by placing the sprouts in a container with a screen bottom and forcing a current of hot air out through the sprouts. There are several different grades of roasting that can be done. These range from light, medium, dark and black. The different colors are produced by using different temperatures the lowest of which is about the boiling point of water, and the highest which produces black malt is about 350°C. Black malt is used in making some of the heavier English such as Porter and Stout. The lighter colored balls are used for different purposes but most of them are made into beer. This is also the beginning process for making different kinds of whiskey depending upon the grain or grains malted.
The next step in making malt is called mashing. Here the grain that has been sprouted is ground into mash after the rootlet’s have been winnowed out of the finished the match by directing a current of air through the sprouts that literally blows the rootlets away. For small-scale use you can grind the sprouts with ausing a fine cutting head on the grinder.
The mash is placed into a kettle of boiling water dissolves the contained sugar. The residue left from this process is quite rich in protein and makes very good cattle feed. What we have now is called wort and has many different uses in making alcoholic beverages ranging from ale to whiskey.
The dissolved sugar is filtered from the solids which are discarded. The discarded portion is often used for animal food. To get malt extract the sugar water is evaporated into a thick liquid or a dry rosinous mass. Usually the excess water is evaporated commercially in a vacuum pan although it can also be done in a common kettle. All you need is time and patience.
You’ll have to experiment with sprouting barley before you make a full-sized batch to get a feel for the process.
PROCESS MALT (HOW MALT IS MADE?Incoming grain is received at moisture levels of between 10% and 12%. Every load is sampled, inspected and tested at the intake point. Once tipped the grain is cleaned through imported screeners to remove stones, foreign objects, dust and straw. Once the dressing and drying processes are complete, the grain is stored in silo.
There are five stages in the process of converting barley into malt. The Malt Company India Pvt. Limited Produce the best malt by following step.
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