By John Maier,
Standard batch size at a commercial malting plant – 350,000 pounds.
Batch size of Rogue DIY Floor Malt – 1,000 to 1,500 pounds.
Batch size of Rogue DIY Micro Malt – 850 pounds.
Some distillers want consistency. They buy standard malts, off the shelf, no surprises.
I want variety. Different flavors, different roasts, different smoking techniques. Now I can create new and unique mashes for Rogue Spirits.
So we Micro Malt at Rogue Farms Farmstead Malt House in Tygh Valley using a steel box called the Germinator. Almost impossibly small batches means I get the variety I want, when I want.
Here’s what Micro Malting looks like.