==The Malting Process==Malting is a process in which grains are allowed to germinate and then quickly dried in a kiln before the plant has a chance to fully develop. The malting process develops enzymes that are required to modify complex starches in the grain into simple fermentable sugars during a later step in the brewing process called mashing.
==Steps in the Malting Process==
* Raw grains are soaked to begin germination.
* Moisture and germination is maintained until the green
'''acrospire'' reaches a length approximately the size of the grain. This takes approximately 5 days.* Green malt is kiln dried until the level of moisture is reduced to about 6%.* The brittle acrospires are separated from the grains, and the grains are packaged for shipping.
* [http://byo.com/feature/284.html Make Your Own Malt] - BYO Magazine Article, Aug 1997