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What’s craft beer without craft barley malt

ERMANTOWN, N.- Dennis Nesel converts barley to malt the way it was done hundreds of years ago, spreading the water-soaked grain on his malt house floor and turning it with a shovel as it germinates to release the sugar needed for fermentation. “This is old-school heritage malting,” says Nesel, whose “micro malt house” uses barley from a nearby farm and returns some of it as malt to the farm’s craft brewing operation, which turns out small batches of beer sold at farmers markets and local pubs.



What’s craft beer without craft barley malt