July 2017

“If you make a mistake at the beginning, nothing will come of it” – all you need to know about growing barley

2017-07-22T14:33:03+00:00 July 14th, 2017|people|

Ernst-Otto and Claudia Rüdinger from Wallertheim grow barley, the grain used by BESTMALZ to make its quality malts. They also produce wine – at first glance an unusual combination, but not uncommon in Rhine-Hesse. Wine and barley have similar requirements: They both need plenty of warmth, sunshine, and soil that does not need much rain. [...]

May 2017

Malt requires harmony

2017-05-09T11:23:34+00:00 May 9th, 2017|malt & more|

What makes a good malt? Whatever type of malt we are creating or refining – whether it is a standard, special or craft malt – we at BESTMALZ rely on a magical blend of four elements that have to harmonize! And here are the four elements we are talking about: Color Sensory properties Ingredients Processability [...]