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Malting Process

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/* Steps in the Malting Process */
==Steps in the Malting Process==
* Raw grains are soaked to begin germination.
* Moisture and germination is maintained until the green ''acrospire'' (sprout) 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%. Darker grains may be kilned at higher temperature for an extended period to darken or roast the grain adding color and flavor.
* The brittle acrospires are separated from the grains, and the grains are packaged for shipping.