Barrett Burston Malting- Our Locations- Geelong- Paul Malone

Plant Manager- Paul Malone


Our Pinkenba Maltings is situated 12km from Brisbane CBD and 20 minutes from the Port of Brisbane.

The Plant was commissioned in 2011 and is a modern malthouse with the entire plant computer monitored.

Our Pinkenba Maltings supplies malt to major local brewers and exports to major brewers across Asia.

Production Capabilities

The Pinkenba Maltings is a modern maltings, comprising of:  

  • Batch size is 360 Tonne
  • On-site Malt Storage 5000 Tonne
  • On-site Weighbridge
  • 12 x 60 tonne capacity conical steeping tanks
  • 3 x circular germination vessels
  • 1 x single deck circular kiln.   

Malting Process

Barley Receival
Raw material quality control encompassing varietal purity, appearance, protein content, moisture and screenings content is closely monitored for adherence to our malting barley specification. Prior to processing, the grain is physically screened and dressed.
Batch size is 360 Tonne with a 48 hr maximum steeping cycle. Steeping configuration incorporates 12 x 60 Tonne capacity conical steeping tanks. Steeping program and steep temperatures are monitored continuously.
The plant runs three circular Germination Vessels with up-draught ventilation, each Germination Vessel holding one batch.

Temperature control is maintained through a refrigerated cooling system with a warm air recirculation facility. The Germination process lasts 4 days.

The Pinkenba Kiln is indirectly fired by anox natural gas burners which are strictly monitored and controlled by a central control system. Usual kilning time is 20-24 hours. Warm air recirculation is incorporated during the kilning cycle.
Onsite bulk malt storage capacity is approximately 5,000 Tonnes via gas tight concrete silos and metal holding bins.