K-Malt Services

Grist Composition

The importance of a good grist composition cannot be understated. Historically, brewers have always understood that to be able to produce a "clear" wort, the filtration, or these days the functioning of the lauter tun, had to meet certain criteria. One of the biggest factors next to a properly sized lauter tun, for both throughput and wort quality, is the grist distribution of the malted barley. The mill has to produce the right distribution (of particles sizes) of the milled malted barley or any other grain used in brewing. This distribution is a function of both malt quality (properly malted grains) as well as the milling of the malted brewing grains. Milling of malted barley is much more the than just the crushing of grains. The use of sieves to properly distribute the grains as well as the use of multiple set of hardened rollers has a big influence on the proper grist distribution. Additionally, brewers can leave a lot of extract behind if they don't properly mill their grain. This knowledge is present in the design of all Künzel mills with their proven

How Does Your Gear Stack Up?

Send your grist samples to:

K-Malt
390 Mountain View Rd.
Johnstown, CO 80534

Please provide approximately 500 g (17.6 oz) per sample in a ziplock bag. Include the

  • Brewery Name
  • Mill type and model
  • Roller gap setting(s)
  • Grain type



Spare Parts and Services

We support and service all the equipment that we provide and install. Our Fort Collins shop maintains an inventory of critical spare parts, also covering all Künzel mills and equipment.

Mill performance dropping? K-Malt can re-flute your mill rollers to help your mill function optimally.

Reach out and let us know how we can be of service to you.




Brew House Consulting

Our malt handling systems work hand-in-hand with the brew house process. As both brewers and engineers, we understand the intricacy of both processes. Let us help you optimize the performance of the complete system so you can make your best beer.