malt·​ster | \ ˈmȯlt-stər How to pronounce maltster (audio) \
plural maltsters

Definition of maltster

: a maker of malt for use in brewing or distilling Their ability to proceed properly depends upon the skills of the plant-breeder, the farmer, the maltster, the microbiologist and the brewer.— Michael Jackson

Examples of maltster in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Grain to glass: Craft malting facility Admiral Maltings will host a special tour featuring farmers, maltsters and brewers to give a sense of the full process of craft beer production, starting in the barley field. Esther Mobley,, "The Chronicle’s expert guide to 2020 SF Beer Week events," 31 Jan. 2020 His taste buds piqued, Mr. Caron is playing with buckwheat, too, from another micro-maltster, Rabbit Hill. William Bostwick, WSJ, "Why Settle for the Beer Equivalent of Wonder Bread?," 7 Sep. 2018 Now California is poised to get its first micro-maltster. Jay R. Brooks, The Mercury News, "Beer’s micro-malt renaissance and Alameda’s Admiral Maltings," 16 Mar. 2017 The seminars this year featured discussions on innovations in using fruit and vegetables in beers, the resurgence of ancient styles and the rise of local barley growers and maltsters. John Frank, The Denver Post, "Big Beers festival makes its debut in Breckenridge," 8 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of maltster

13th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Maltster.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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