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WSU Barley Breeding and Malt Quality Lab Malt Quality Testing Services

Malt Analysis

Malt Quality Testing Services

The testing lab provides convenient, reliable and affordable malt quality testing services to support craft maltsters. Having access to malt quality analysis provides the following benefits:

  • Ability to fully characterize quality specifications of malt products to aid in communication
    and marketing to brewing customers
  • Ability to monitor production process to improve product consistency
  • Ability to identify quality deficiencies in malted products and make improvements where necessary
  • Validate in-house testing procedures

Submit samples using our online submission form.

Please send samples to:
Receiving and Delivery
100 Dairy Road
Attn: Karl Effertz, Johnson 285
Pullman, WA

PackageTests IncludedMalt TypePrice
Full Malt AnalysisBasic Malt Analysis plus Assortment, Course Extract, Fine/Course Difference, Soluble Protein, Soluble/Total Base $150/sample
Basic Malt AnalysisMoisture, Friability, Fine Extract, β-glucan, FAN, DP, α-amylase, Color, Filtration TimeBase $100/sample
Enzymes OnlyDiastatic Power & α-amylaseAll (Except Adjunct, Caramel and Roasted)$50/sample
Specialty Malt AnalysisMoisture, Extract, ColorSpecialty (SRM 20+ including High Dried, Caramel and Roasted)$50/sample

All testing is conducted using official methods of the American Society of Brewing Chemists. Additional discounts and subscription based pricing is available for large annual sample volumes.

Please contact Bob Brueggeman for more information.


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