18Aug 2014

Craft Brewers Seminar to be held on  Wednesday 17th September 2014 at Charles Faram offices

The intention of this seminar is to provide an opportunity to learn more about malt, your key raw material.  Presentations will be made by Crisp Malting Group staff covering areas such as cereal cultivation, malting process, malt analysis and malt types.

The seminar will start at 1000 hrs and finish at approximately 1600 hrs.  Lunch will be provided, along with the opportunity to network with the other delegates.

Further details of the program for the day and directions to the venue will be provided to delegates by email closer to the event.

Places are limited to 30 delegates – to reserve a place at the seminar, please contact:

Nigel Gibbons (nigel.gibbons@crispmalt.com)


Steve Le Poidevin (steve.lep@crispmalt.com)

10May 2014

We are pleased to announce the addition of a new yeast to the Fermentis range of products.

Safbrew™ Abbaye is the eleventh yeast strain specifically selected for beer.

This new strain will allow fast Fermentation, very high attenuation, high alcohol content (up to 11 % v/v) with subtle aroma and a well-balanced profile.

With Safbrew Abbaye, brewers will be able to brew refreshing session beers and stronger Abbaye styles and IPAs.

This product is currently available in 10kg and 500g sachets.

Please see our website for technical data and main characteristics.

10Dec 2013

The HopInspirationTM Range of products has been developed to provide an efficient, reproducible, and easy-to-use means of adding hop aroma, bitterness and flavour to beer and other beverages.  Key functionalities can be added independently of any other products to enhance those characteristics.

The range includes bittering products that are well established and accepted by brewers worldwide, they are currently used either in the kettle or post fermentation both allowing the brewer to control the level of bitterness they want to achieve with a high level of accuracy and utilisation of alpha acids. Both aroma and flavour products are now available and offer brewers an exciting new way to add traditional flavours and variety specific notes to their brew along with new punchy characteristics to help you create your own particular blend.

These products are totally natural as the processes involved do not require the use of any solvents. We have also been working to develop some very unique and novel natural hop flavours that may well be lost under other processing routes.

Visit our Hop Products page for further information on the HopInspirationTM Range.

10Nov 2013

Join us at the BFBi Technical Trade Talks Day to be held on 13th November at Syngenta Seeds, Bracknell.

Presentation will include;

An Update of the 2013 Hop Crop – Paul Corbett, Charles Faram & Co Ltd


Paul has been Managing Director of Charles Faram & Co Ltd since 1996 after originally joining the company in 1989 (25 years this year!). He is chairman of the Hop Merchants Association and Chairman of the IBD Hop Industry Committee. He has been National Chairman for the BFBi (2009-2011).


A Review of the 2013 UK Malting Barley Crop – Steve Le Poidevin, Crisp Malting Group


Following a prolonged wet winter and cold spring, the outcome of the 2013 malting barley crop has been widely debated, and with this review I hope to be able to be able to reveal the true results!


Hop Scratch and Sniff Interactive Demo – Ali Capper


Ali will be showcasing some of the best hop samples from this season’s crop, explaining the importance of the lupulin glands at the base of the hop flower and the flavour notes they impart. Delegates will be invited to roll up their sleeves and join in the scratch & sniff of the hops to see what aroma notes they can identify.


Sustainable Malting Barley Breeding – Heinrich Maubach, Global Malting Barley Manager


Heinrich has been involved with the breeding industry since the early 80’s, as a technical and then product manager for both malting barley and hybrid barley in Germany. In 2011 Heinrich moved to become European technical marketing manager for malting barley and took on the Global role at the beginning of the year.


This event is free of charge to brewers and will include refreshments and lunch. Space is limited and reservations will be made on a ‘first come, first served’ basis, maximum 2 attendees per brewery.

Please contact BFBi by clicking here to book your place or call Charlotte Hall on 01902 422303.