Recent News

Trio of Lunch Parties

On the 7th – 9th June Warminster Maltings hosted three consecutive lunch parties all arranged by special invitation. A marquee was erected in the garden for these events, and hospitality included 6 cask ales supplied by customers of Warminster Malt. Day 1 welcomed a party of 33 farmers from north Norfolk, on a four day

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30th Anniversary of The Macpherson Memorial Trust

3rd May 2016, marked the 30th anniversary of the tragic and untimely death of respected maltster Tim Macpherson, his wife Mouse and their youngest daughter Iona. Out of this senseless tragedy was born The Macpherson Memorial Trust, a scheme which allows people of any age who are employed in the Malting, Brewing and Distilling industries

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Brewery Engineers Association (BEA) visit

The Brewery Engineers Association (BEA) visited on Thursday 28th April. Ahead of holding their own members meeting in The ‘Beaven Room’ they were given a presentation by our managing director on ‘The History of Warminster Maltings’ followed by a tour of the maltings and laboratory. The Brewing Engineers Association is a body of practising engineering

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New Staff Member

Andy Gardener joined the Warminster Maltstars in early March as a Laboratory Technician. With extensive experience in food manufacture and product safety he is responsible for all routine grain and malt analysis and is supporting Dr Rob Kennedy with quality assurance. He’s looking forward to meeting customers when they visit the maltings and learning the

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In-line Sack Printing

In order to assist product traceability, Warminster Maltings have installed the latest ink-jet printing technology in their bagging line. Product ID, order number and bagging date is printed on the reverse of each sack. The tradition of a sewn-in coloured ID label will continue to ease product identification. This new system will assist customers with

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New Roof

Warminster Maltings have just completed the latest phase in their restoration project with a new roof over both the Old Store and the Sweater Kiln. This area last had a new roof following the great fire on November 5th 1924. The Old Store provides storage for grain, pre-steep and also a secure area to store

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It’s All About the Malt!

Warminster Maltings’ annual Harvest Review attracted nearly 70 brewers from across the country, who were welcomed by chairman, Robin Appel. Robin explained that he felt it was ‘the duty’ of Warminster Maltings to stage this annual review, because each harvest delivered different traits. Not all barley varieties performed the same in any one year, and

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Annual Harvest Review

ANNUAL HARVEST REVIEW Guest Speaker TIM HAMPSON “Don’t Make a Mockery of Malt” Also Celebrating Chris Garratt’s 40 Years at the Maltings Friday 9th October 11.00am – 4.00pm at WARMINSTER MALTINGS  

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It’s All In The Name

It is the most famous barley in the world, but the name Maris Otter is a puzzle to many. Is Maris a Latin prefix, a corruption of maritime (maritime climate), or what? For those who remember The Plant Breeding Institute (PBI) at Trumpington, Cambridge, (now a Waitrose store) where Maris Otter was bred back in

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‘Lifetime Achievement Award’

Robin Appel, chief executive of Robin Appel Ltd, the Bishop’s Waltham based grain merchant, has just been honoured by the All Party Parliamentary Beer Group, represented by more than 300 members of the House of Commons and House of Lords. At a packed annual dinner for members along with guests from the brewing industry, held

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