• Dormancy

    Every year right about now we are furiously testing the multitudes of barley samples that show up at our Gladfield malting facility. Param, our laboratory manager has her work cut out keeping the data in front of Caleb (our production …


  • Fancy new wrapping? .….. it’s the thought that counts

    We have jazzed up our glorious Gladfield malt with some fancy new wrapping. Essentially it is still the same consistent, reliable malt that you have been used to. All we have done is put it inside a new Bag!

    Well, …


  • Working with Malted Maize

    Malted maize is a great malted adjunct for use with brewing or distilling. In the brewery, it can add a crisp flavour and dry finish, perfect for that summer lager. In distilling, it can be used for a traditional Bourbon …


  • Teamwork

    The old man always told me “It doesn’t matter how bloody clever you are if you don’t marry the right bird then you won’t get very far!”

    It’s a pretty true statement and you don’t have to look very far …


  • A good vintage, and a bumper crop 2019

    Everyone loves a good vintage. The 2018-19 barley harvest here in Canterbury is proving to be the best vintage ever. A cool wet spring and temperate early summer followed by hot dry conditions over the last few weeks has proved …


  • Malt Alternative: How To Swap to Gladfield Malts

    The time has come and you want to start using Gladfield Malts but your unsure how the current malt you are using translates into Gladfield products. We have a table below that has the information needed to help with a …


  • Mill gap

    In this blog, I would like to draw your attention to your grain mill.

    Your mill is the most important equipment you have in your brewery, without it, you could not start your brewing day.

    How many of you spare …


  • Maize Malt

    Maize is also known as Corn.

    Gladfield has stepped up a notch in innovation and arguability we are the first commercial maltings to malt maize in a commercial scale.

    Our Malted Maize is made from New Zealand grew field corn. …


  • A lot happens in 4 years!

    We have some news for you, Australian people!

    Yes, this is how long Gladfield Malt has been selling malts in Australia.

    We could not have done it without the almighty Dermott Dowling. Dermott is the proud owner of Beer Co. …


  • Achieving the Perfect Red – Shepherds Delight

    To brew a beer that turns out red is not a mean feat. The red shade of beer is very narrow, one shade lighter is brown and one shade darker is also brown.

    Because this is not a given that …


  • Limited Release Malts

    The first ever limited release malt launched by Gladfield, our RedBack Wheat is almost running out. So get in quick!

    Some people have asked me why come up with a limited release malt? My answer was simple because we can!…


  • Gladfield Malt continues to raise the bar

    Gladfield Malt has been steadily growing in the last 14 years. We made the most of the strong growth in both the local and international craft beer sector. Gladfield has been one of those real success stories in an industry …


  • Biscuit Malt surprising good taste

    This month’s malt is Biscuit Malt! I remember talking with one of our customers a while back and he mentioned that Biscuit Malt was his favourite malt to chew. I was surprised by that to be honest because my kids …


  • European inspired base malt – German Pilsner

    When Gladfield first started producing malts, 14 years ago, the trend was very different than what it is now. Back then, brewers were looking for more flavoursome base malts for English style beers and traditional Lagers. Gladfield’s Pilsner and Ale


  • Brown Ale, Porter and Stout… Oh, My!

    As the weather cools our go-to beer here at Gladfields quickly changes from the crisp bright beers of summer to the more robust, darker – maltier beers of winter. Instead of comparing the complexity of the hop profile we look …


  • There’s no smoke without fire

    The meaning of the phrase “there’s no smoke without fire” is very appropriate to describe one of Gladfield Malt’s most unique malt, the Manuka Smoked Malt. Yes the rumors are true, Gladfield Malt has its own smoker purposely built …


  • Growing, Malting and Brewing with Rye

    The long wait for 2017 Gladfield Rye malt is now over, this week we have finished kilning this malt and we are happy how the Rye has performed in the malt house. This year all our R ye will come …


  • Versatile Malt – Gladiator

    Gladiator Malt is one of the most functional malts that can be added to a brew. With just a 5 to 10% addition Gladfield Gladiator malt can boost foam stability and increase a beer final gravity with little impact on …


  • Developing beer recipes

    Developing beer recipes can be a tricky thing. We as brewers try to negotiate 30+ malts, endless hops and multitudes of yeast strains to create any one of 100’s of beer styles. Beer recipes can be complex using 10+ malts …


  • Yummy Toffee!

    Toffee in the confectionery world can mean almost anything, sugar and butter with almost any ingredients added in such as raisins or nuts. It can be soft and sticky or aerated and crunchy. However in the world of malt it …