Why would I be interested in Sprowt Home Malting Equipment?

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    Discover new flavors by modifying the malting process or using unconventional seeds like buckwheat, einkorn, or barley bred by the vikings.

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    Pioneer the beer styles of tomorrow with your novel malt.

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    Treat your beer better with fresh, superior ingredients: Commercial malt can sit in silos for up to 2 years before brew day.

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    Turn your lawn into beer and taste your homestead’s terroir by growing your own seeds and hops.

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    Know your farmer. No farms, no beer.

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    Take control and leave limitations behind: choose organic, gluten-free, or anything else important to you.

The Product

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    Professional Quality

    Sprowt Home Malting Equipment is made in the USA with high quality components, and designed with the future in mind. The equipment consists of a component box and cylindroconical vessel, and is sized to produce 10 – 25 lbs of finished base and specialty malts. The box houses climate control equipment to maintain ideal hot, cold, submerged, moist or dry conditions within the accompanying stainless steel vessel.

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    Multi-Use

    Our core technology is precise climate control, allowing our malting equipment to also function as a hop oast for drying down fresh hops, a tool for chilling wort, or as a conical fermentor complete with true lagering capabilities.

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    Intelligent

    Seeds don’t wait for anyone, making malting a 24/7 process. Sprowt Home Malting Equipment increases your fun, but not your time commitment, by taking care of your seeds when you’re not around and providing updates from afar to keep you in the loop. It also allows complete control over every detail whenever you want to take over, avoiding the buzzkill of over-automation. In the pursuit of the perfect malt, the equipment learns and adapts: as it is used more, it analyzes previous batches and begins to suggest changes to your recipes to continuously improve your malt.

How do I use Sprowt Home Malting Equipment?

Plug into 120vac, run a hose to a faucet, and run a second hose to a bucket or drain. Follow directions to connect to wifi. Power on, choose a recipe from the display, your phone, or computer, and put your weighed seed in the vessel.
Water moves up through the seed and overflows into a sieve within a bucket, washing out dirt and immature seeds. Stir around with your mash paddle, and run the water for 15 minutes until it appears clear.
The seeds are steeped in conditioned water for several hours multiple times, with air rests in between each steep. During steeps, the equipment cools and aerates the water. During air rests, the equipment drains the water into a drain or bucket, and then blows cooled, humidified air through the seeds. Water filling for the next steep can happen automatically, as well. Check the seed at least once a day to turn it, conduct a simple germination test, and make sure everything is going well.
Dump the seeds out the bottom of the vessel, sanitize the interior, and put the seeds back in, on top of a false bottom floor higher in the vessel. Cooled, humidified air will continue to blow through the seed for several days, and you’ll check on it at least once a day to turn the sprouting seed, and to inspect the degree of modification (it’s easy to check, no equipment required).
When modification has finished, turn on the kiln, and the seeds will be dried down over about ½ a day. Remove what you want for a base malt, and then roast the rest into specialty malts. The whole malting process, from clean to kiln, takes around a week.

Done Malting? Use the vessel for fermentation, hop drying, or wort chilling before you start your next batch.


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