Malt Quality Lab
We are happy to offer malt quality testing to serve as a third party lab for the malting, brewing, and distilling community. Having reliable, high quality, and timely assessments of your malt product will ensure consistency within your process and a high quality product for your customer. To start, our lab has focused on building out capabilities for barley malts, and will continue to build out our capabilities for other grain types and additional parameters. For specific services you would like to see our lab offer in the future, please reach out to: Katie Fromuth. Check back on this page for updates on new methods we bring onboard as we continue to build out our lab capabilities.
|Full Barley Malt Analysis||Moisture, Assortment, Friability, Fine Extract, Coarse Extract, F/C Difference, β-glucan, FAN, Total protein, Soluble Protein, S/T, DP, α-amylase, Color, Filtration Time, Turbidity, pH||$150|
|Basic Barley Malt Analysis||Moisture, Friability, Fine Extract, β-glucan, FAN, Total protein, Soluble protein, S/T, α-amylase, Color, Filtration Time, Turbidity, pH *No Coarse Extract, F/C difference, or Assortment||$100|
|Basic Wheat Malt Analysis||Moisture, Fine Extract, FAN, DP, α-amylase, Color, Filtration Time, Turbidity, *No Friability or Total Protein||$100|
|High Colored Malt Analysis||Moisture, Fine Extract, Color *Appropriate for malts between ~20-100 SRM (high dried, caramel, and roasted malt)||$50|
|Black Malts||Color only, moisture upon request *Appropriate for malts higher than ~100 SRM||$50|
|Enzymes Only||Diastatic Power & α-amylase||$50|
|Adjunct Analysis: Malted Oats||Fine Extract, Color, Moisture, pH||$125|
|Adjunct Analysis: Rye Malt||Moisture, Fine Extract, FAN, α-amylase, DP, Color, Turbidity, pH||$125|
|Adjunct Analysis: Malted Millet||Moisture, Fine Extract, Color, Turbidity, pH||$125|
|Total Protein||By combustion protocol performed at a third-party lab *Appropriate for any non-barley malt||$35|
|Brewing Trials w/ Malt Analysis||Malt is brewed on a 50L research brew system. Includes brew assessment and Full Malt Analysis. *Requires a project consultation prior to brewing||Inquire for cost|
To submit samples, use the fillable PDF sample submission form below. Instructions and payment information is detailed in the form. Please include as much information about each sample on the form for the maximum service experience.
If you would like to schedule a sample drop off, are interested in subscription based pricing, or have any additional questions, please reach out to Katie Fromuth by email, or by phone at 970-491-1945 and leave a message.
Are you a malthouse Craft Malt Guild member? Let us know for additional member benefits.
During a normal week, sample analysis is performed on Wednesdays and Thursdays with a service standard where results will be emailed by end of day Friday. Samples received after 10am on Wednesday will be processed the following week. The lab is closed during University holidays with an adjusted testing schedule. Contact the lab to inquire about rush service if necessary.
|Extract||ASBC Malt-4, ASBC Malt-9|
|β-glucan||ASBC Wort-18 (Thermo Gallery Discrete Analyzer)|
|FAN||ASBC Wort-12 (Thermo Gallery Discrete Analyzer)|
|Soluble Protein||ASBC Wort-17|
|Total Protein||NIR (FOSS Infratec™)|
|Diastatic Power||ASBC Malt-6 (Thermo Gallery Discrete Analyzer)|
|α-amylase||ASBC Malt-7 (Thermo Gallery Discrete Analyzer)|
|Color||ASBC Wort-9, ASBC Malt-9|
We are a proud Allied Trade member of the Craft Malt Guild