malt·​ster ˈmȯlt-stər How to pronounce maltster (audio)
plural maltsters
: 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 Every version of LIFE Barleywine — the first of which will be released Sunday, Nov. 20 — features a specialty grain from a different maltster. oregonlive, 18 Nov. 2022 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,, 31 Jan. 2020 His taste buds piqued, Mr. Caron is playing with buckwheat, too, from another micro-maltster, Rabbit Hill. William Bostwick, WSJ, 7 Sep. 2018 Now California is poised to get its first micro-maltster. Jay R. Brooks, The Mercury News, 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, 8 Jan. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of maltster was in the 13th century

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“Maltster.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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