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sam

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Maltings

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type: maltings

hazards: deceptively almost there floor throughout

recommended?: only for the very interested

webpage: http://www.nobodythere.co.uk/maltings.shtml


pete c and i went to some maltings recently and had some debate about the floor. it was basically wooden boarding, but what was there was like sponge, and a lot of it had collapsed into the floor below so it appeared there was no way across it. pics in the album ( http://www.derelictplaces.co.uk/gallery/browseimages.php?c=12&userid= ).

as a site it was excellent. very long, incredibly ruined, with black hoarding. but i haven't got a huge amount of pics due to the other side of the room looking inaccessible.

also, what are the tall square towery bits of a maltings actually for?

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Nice looking site, I love the old wooden buildings.

I had a quick google for maltings and didn't come up with much as they all seem to have been converted into shopping or conference centres. It had something to do with malt & barley though I know that much.
 

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From what I gather, the process involved spreading damp barley out on wooden floors, in the tower with small enclosed fires below providing heat, but the smoke was vented elsewhere and not through the barley, the warm air meanwhile, rose through the barley aiding the sprouting (ie malting). The excess steam and heat produced would then exit through the vents at the top of the tower.
I think that's how they did it anyway, but I don't claim to be an expert on brewing.

Those particular maltings are a nice location indeed, a pleasing array of greenery inside I must say.. I can certainly see why the other side looked inaccessible if the floor shown in the album pic is anything to go by!

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James Hall said:
From what I gather, the process involved spreading damp barley out on wooden floors,

that explains why they were so rotten:) it wasn't even like sponge - more wet tissue paper, boards and beams alike and we were on the third floor too. Pity.
It was a very odd place - at the very far end they had begun to replace a section of roof and gable somehow, but hard to get close thanks to the shoulder height brambles.
 

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