Malt analysis provides guidance on the effectiveness of the malting process and the suitability of the malt for brewing. The brewer judges malt quality by referring to the malt analysis provided by the maltster. Maltsters generally publish "typical" malt analyses, which are provided before purchase, and a lot analysis of the malt, which is provided at the time of purchase. Malt is analyzed in accordance with standard industry tests such as the IoB (Institute of Brewing), EBC (European Brewing Convention), and ASBC (American Society of Brewing Chemists) methods of analysis. A malt analysis provides very useful information, listing a number of parameters. Some of the more important parameters are listed below.
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