Entrepreneurs Devin and Leslie Huffman will soon be building what’s considered to be Ontario’s first micro malt house. To be situated in Hastings County, just North of Belleville, the business will be known as Barn Owl Malt.
According to a story by Jerome Lessard printed in the Belleville Intelligencer, the Huffmans say, “We aim to be in production with a one-tonne capacity by the mid, late summer”. The Intelligencer also notes that the business will use a three-step process of steeping (wetting), germinating (sprouting) and kilning (drying) to produce a base grain product used in the production of beer.
This is exciting news for the brewing industry as the Huffman’s will provide brewers with malted grains made right here in Ontario’s Food and Beverage (FAB) Region.
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