The Naked Truth
What would life be like for brewers
if barley had no husk? Research has been undertaken into this question
in recent decades, first by mechanically dehusking barley prior to malting
and then dehusking malt itself. However, requirements for filter bed
material and high protein contents have scuppered the commercial-scale
use of naked barley.
Interest in the subject has been
rekindled of late with the advent of crossbred strains offering lower
protein material. Is it now a commercially viable proposition? Stan
Sole, Group Technical Manager, explains all.
NAKED TRUTH (article, PDF format)
Published by Brewers'
Guardian, August 2003