What our clients say about working with us...
“Malters Advantage has proven to be a reliable partner, consistently delivering top-notch custom equipment. I highly recommend them to anyone in the industry seeking high-quality malting drums, Saladin boxes, steeps, kilns, and more. Their team is experienced, responsive, and always willing to go the extra mile to ensure customer satisfaction. They have undoubtedly earned my trust and long-term business!”
- Twila Soles, Grouse Malt House
“As a new malthouse, it was great to come across Malters Advantage. We asked for a system that they had not designed before, and they made it happen. The equipment ran just as it should and produced award-winning malt. We couldn't have found a better company for our craft malthouse.”
- Chad Brown, Wyoming Malting Company and Pine Bluffs Distilling
“Before I came to Wayne and Malters Advantage, I had met him when we went through a malting program at Virginia Tech together. I had been trying to build my malting facility and had been trying to use local fabricators, but nobody understood the concepts and designs I was trying to have built, because it's such an uncommon industry. I tried to work with local engineers and kept meeting dead ends after my fabricator left me high and dry, mid-project. I reached out to Wayne, he knew exactly what I needed and how to build it. The process ended up being very professional, extremely easy on my end, and considering the challenges we all faced during the pandemic, I'd say it was done affordably and quickly. We've faced extreme financial challenges getting the facility to the finish line, and Wayne had multiple design options to meet different budget levels. The grain turning machine works as needed, and Wayne has never hesitated to offer support, consulting, etc. whenever needed. Wayne was also flexible with payment terms. I am so grateful for Malters Advantage, considering all the challenges we have faced - we are on the verge of our company launch and I wouldn't be here without the product and services they provided.”
- Corey Freuen, Cascadia Malts
“We worked with Wayne and his team on kiln design during the initial build-out of our malthouse in 2017. Opening as a specialty-focused malthouse with long-term growth plans, we needed a kiln with custom capabilities that could also adapt to incrementally larger batch sizes. Nearly 6 years later, it remains one of the best-performing pieces of equipment in our facility. From engineering and design to performance and durability, our kiln stands up to the demands of our production needs - from large-volume base malts to high-kilned and hybrid kiln-roasted specialties. Malters Advantage’s focused and hands-on approach to our project ensured we spec’d the project appropriately for both current and long-term needs while maximizing our budget with creative design and material options. Moreover, Wayne’s discerning selection and close relationship with ancillary process equipment manufacturers saved me time, money, and stress. They even offered ideas for future add-on capabilities that could lower utility costs when we were ready. Wayne is my first call for all of our primary malt production equipment needs and will be for the long haul.”
- Jeff Bloem, Murphy & Rude Malting Co.
"We called upon Malters Advantage to help us design and fabricate a system for a capacity expansion. They really answered the call, listened carefully to what we asked, and were responsive when needed. We now have a beautifully built GKV with a lot of flexibility to make a variety of high-quality consistent malt styles. We have essentially doubled our malting capacity."
- Brian Simpson, Riverbend Malt House