We are Devin & Leslie Huffman, makers of Ontario craft malts.
The Malt House
We built Barn Owl Malt on our small family farm outside of Belleville, Ontario. Our malt house was specifically designed and built in 2015 to suit the needs of our craft floor malting processes in a rural setting. All of our major malting equipment is unique, either built from our own designs, like our combination wood fueled kiln or re-purposed from other industries like dairy, maple syrup and ice production. Our first batch of craft malt was processed here in February 2016 and from that point on there was no looking back!
Why Craft Malt?
The Maltster Connection
Even though brewers are regularly working with malt, the chances are high that they have never met the maltster. We provide brewers with a personal connection to their ingredients. We can work together to produce and select malts specific to your brewing desires. Our malts come with a story. We take the time to create and carry out specific recipes for each type of grain and each type of malt in an effort to produce the best malt we can with local, traceable grains.