The Malting and Brewing Industry Barley Technical Committee (MBIBTC) is comprised of technical malting and brewing experts from Australia’s major malting and brewing companies. It is an independent sub-committee of Grains Australia’s Barley Council.

Member companies, and their nominated representatives, of the MBIBTC are:

  • Barrett Burston Malting (Chris Marker, Chair, Manager, Technical Services)
  • Boortmalt (Mark Basic, Technical and Quality Manager Asia Pacific)
  • Asahi Beverages (Mark Goldsmith, Group Senior Manager Raw Material Development)
  • Coopers Brewery, (Doug Stewart, Maltings Manager)
  • Lion Australia (Jeff Stewart, Network Technical and Performance Leader – Materials and Allison Mcdonald, Malt Shovel Head Brewer)
  • Malteurop Australia (Sean Hellesoe, Australian Plant Manager)

Meeting Calender

28 February 2024
27 June 2024
21 November 2024

Among the MBIBTC’s roles within the Australian barley industry, is the technical evaluation of new malting barley varieties to determine their suitability for malting and brewing – for both domestic and international markets.

The MBIBTC also carries out a range of other technical functions including the assessment of agrichemicals, especially those used post-harvest, for suitable use on malting barley and to make appropriate recommendations to registrants and the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA). The MBIBTC works closely with the National Working Party for Grain Protection (NWPGP) in this respect and provides Australian malting and brewing end user guidelines on agrichemicals for stakeholders in the malting barley supply chain. It also refers to other cereals used for malting or for beer and spirit production as unmalted cereals. The focus is agrichemical use in-crop from ear emergence to harvest, and post harvest grain protectants.

Below are links related to Australia’s Malting and Brewing Industry Guidelines for the application for approval of Agricultural chemicals, as well as links and guidelines to their use.

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