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AutoMalt Malting System

IPEC Malting Systems are designed for those who demand the highest quality equipment and process control. Through a combination of time-tested and innovative methods, we empower Maltsters to grow the emerging Craft Malt industry. Manufactured in Wisconsin, USA, our systems are the result of detailed engineering, advanced technology and superior craftsmanship.

We offer standard equipment designs over a range of batch sizes, but our strength as a custom fabricator/integrator can be leveraged to manufacture a system or individual components to your exact requirements.


    Malting Automation

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    AutoMalt Malting System

    We asked Craft Maltster's what they wanted in a turnkey System. AutoMalt™ is the result. After extensive research, engineering and testing, these all-in-one systems are ready to transform the industry.

    AutoMalt™ is the all-in-one Craft Malting System, providing steeping, germination and kilning for the brewing and distilling industries. The system may be used to malt or sprout a variety of grains. This combination of technologies and contemporary design elements are only available through IPEC.

    Mixing Matters

    The AutoMalt™ mixer is responsible for one of the most critical (and toughest) jobs within the system - Gently turning the grain during processing while improving air flow and maintaining even humidity and temperature distribution.

    Take a Load Off

    The innovative mixer design also dispenses cured malt from the Vessel through the unloading door and into your grain handing system where it can be further processed (de-culmed, roasted, bagged) before sale.

    Clean with Confidence

    AutoMalt™ includes multiple spray devices for full-coverage rinsing of the vessel walls, mixer and plenum chamber. If the optional CIP Cart is purchased, the vessel can be cleaned automatically, efficiently and repeatably with heated detergents.


    Malting Automation

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    A simple, yet extremely effective system for automated steeping, AutoSteep™ is designed for easy loading, cast-out, and cleaning. Swim-Out, Wet Steep and Air-Rest cycles are carried-out by the controller using integrated instrumentation, valving, aeration, and CO2 removal equipment. An innovative compressed air rousing process simplifies and eliminates moving parts from inside the vessel.


    Malting Automation

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    If you're a floor Maltster or have other germination equipment and want to add a worry-free kilning solution, AutoKiln™ is the answer. This automated system uses the same framework as the AutoMalt™, but we removed anything not needed for drying and curing operations.


    Malting Automation

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    The newest member of the IPEC Craft Malt family, MiniMalt™ is designed for the Maltster who needs a worry-free system for mini/micro-sized batches of approximately 100-500 lb (50-225 kg). This all-in-one shines as a pilot, specialty malt or other small batch process system with many convenient standard features.

    Malting Automation

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    Options & Accessories

    Multi-System Configuration

    Multiple Systems may be installed at once or as future additions to increase production capacity. Grouped units may be operated by a central controller to allow use of shared recipes on all systems.

    IPEC Craft Malting

    Regenerative Heat Exchangers

    Regenerative heat exchangers may be installed to pre-heat process drying/curing air and pre-cool process germination air during warm weather using the system exhaust. This feature lowers the cost of operation through reduced energy inputs.

    Data Logging System

    Process data, including time-stamped measurements for critical process parameters, can be stored within the System. The collected information can be accessed using a standard web browser, exported and used to create summary reports or batch records.

    CIP Cart

    A portable Clean-In-Place (CIP) Cart is available to fully automate your Malting Vessel cleaning. This assembly includes a break tank, CIP pump, detergent injection system, electric heater, valves and instrumentation. The cart plugs into the AutoMalt™ control panel and is operated via the main system controller.

    Malt CIP Cart

    Steam Heating

    If your facility includes a boiler, a steam heat exchanger may be used in place of the gas-fired furnace. This heating method reduces the footprint of the AutoMalt™ System and is an efficient way to support multiple units while reducing capital costs.


    • Steep Tanks

    • Kilns

    • Support Systems

    • Humidification Systems

    • Electric Heating Systems

    IPEC can provide fully engineered individual system components such as bare Steep Tanks, Kilns, Support Skids, and Misting Chambers. These offerings lower capital costs for startups without sacrificing equipment/material quality or proper sizing of critical process elements.

    Consultation Services


    IPEC can guide customers through a seemingly endless array of decisions that lie between the planning stages and opening of your Malt House. We also support established businesses considering expansion options. Based on our experience in a variety of industries, we understand the specific challenges faced, and can offer valuable insight.

    Plant Layout

    Whether planning for a new facility, or looking to utilize existing infrastructure, IPEC can assist. Workflow analysis, equipment layout, utility routing, and accommodations for future expansion are some of the critical details that must be considered.

    Malting Design

    Process Development

    Using any constraints and your target weekly or annual production goal, IPEC can help determine the most cost effective production methods for start-up and future growth.

    Malting Process

    Operational Cost Analysis

    Once production goals are established, IPEC can determine cost of operation on a per-batch and annual basis, given local utility rates and other factors. Further evaluation of capital vs. payback costs for regenerative heating and other potential auxiliary systems help clarify financial decisions.

    Plant Automation

    IPEC can supply mechanical and electrical systems, develop functional specifications, and provide automation services for new or existing facilities to help improve efficiency, consistency, and convenience.

    IPEC Malt Automation

    Plant Utilities

    Based on your production goals, location and other factors, IPEC can specify the type and size of critical malthouse utilities such as chillers, boilers, compressed air systems, heat transfer systems and waste treatment systems.


    We are proud to supply equipment and services to a growing list of Craft Malt Houses, and wish all continued success:

    In 2012, IPEC was approached by Blacklands Malt of Austin, TX to assist with production of the equipment needed to take their specialty malting business to the next level. Blacklands supplied the vision and process specifications while IPEC added our skilled engineering and fabrication services to deliver these systems. Using the current demand for Blacklands' products as an indicator, we believe the equipment to be well worth the investment.

    "Simply put, I could not be in business today making high quality base and specialty malts without the expertise at IPEC. Their design and review process coupled with their years of experience in system fabrication combine to make a perfect balance between quality craftsmanship and value. As a small malthouse, it is difficult to find suitable equipment at an affordable price, yet still maintain a high level of process control. When comparing IPEC's offering to those found in Germany and China it was an obvious choice for me. Their malting system was exactly what I needed to be successful and I'm proud to support a manufacturer right here in the USA."

    - Brandon Ade - Owner/Operator, Blacklands Malt

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