2019 CMC Malting Course

The 2019 CMC Malting Course is now complete!

This yearly course allows Canada Malting to bring brewers, distillers and other industry people out to the barley fields, grain elevators, our malting plant and more to showcase all aspects of malting.

The first day of the course started with presentations on barley procurement, varieties and quality, we then headed out to visit local farm fields for lunch and a crop tour during their harvest time. From there we proceeded to a tour of our Niobe elevator to further highlight our barley procurement and selection within the local farm communities.

The second day focused on the malting process with presentations on practical malting, biochemistry of malt, malt analysis and brewery impact and finally food safety. Following the presentations participants went to the CMC Calgary plant for a tour of the entire facility to better highlight the processes from start to finish.

On the third day participants were back at the plant to tour our lab and the research and development sections of the company, followed by a brief presentation on malt handling in the brewery and sensory training.

Overall this week is a great learning opportunity and a fantastic ways to connect with industry members around North America.