This vintage text is ideal for brewers and brewing enthusiasts. It explains the significance of barley, malting and malt in the beer brewing process in a simple format, providing a variety of information including classifications of barley and malts, chemical compositions, moisture content, storage and malt kilns. It answers questions such as, “Why Must Malting Barley Have Capacity to Germinate?” and, “Why Is Barley the Preferred Grain As the Basic Material for Brewing?” and is extensively illustrated with photographs and diagrams throughout. We are republishing this special work in a high quality, affordable edition. It comes complete with a newly written introduction and features reproductions of the original artwork.