The British Malting Industry Since 1830

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A&C Black, 1998 - History - 300 pages
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Malt is the main ingredient in the national beverage, beer. For centuries the malting industry has provided a principal bridge between agriculture and the brewing industry, yet its history has been little studied. The British Malting Industry since 1830 is the first overall account of malting, dealing with the processes, products and sales, owners and employees, and with the evolution of what in 1830 were almost all small, local businesses.

Christine Clark traces the influence of the growing demand for beer in Victorian England, and of the increasing power of the large breweries, on the malt industry. Maltsters often saw themselves as the poor cousins of brewers, with whom they had an intimate but ultimately dependent relationship, yet the fortunes left by leading maltsters shows the opportunities the industry offered to those able to benefit from technical innovations and the arrival of the railways. The history of malting in this century has been one of the concentration of many small businesses into a few large ones, such as Pauls and ABM. The industry provides a good example of the benefits and limitations, so typical of British industry, of family ownership. The modern malt industry has survived a series of crises and powerful foreign competition to become a significant exporter.
 

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Contents

collection 1832
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Pauls cricket team 1906
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Sir William Gilstrap 181696 entertaining the Prince of Wales and the Duke of York at Fornham Park in 1895
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Gate Burton Hall Lincolnshire purchased by John Drysdale Sandars in 1906
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Ploughing off green malt from a Saladin box prior to kilning at Hutchisons Kirkcaldy malting in the 1950s
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ABM Louth completed in 1952 the first postwar mechanical makings to be built in the
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Mark Lane corn market the headquarters of the national grain trade in 1897
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BerwickuponTweed corn exchange in the 1920s
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War and Depression 191445
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The Malting Revolution 194575
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Limited in the 1920s
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The Family Firm 191475
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Charles Sutcliffe Edward Sutcliffe 29 Frederick Cooke W J Robson Company 30 Hubert CherryDownes Gilstrap Earp 31 S Harold Thompson Samu...
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Jock Causton 190587
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The Modern Malting Industry 197598
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and distillers malt production 197095
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The laboratory at the Mirfield firm of Edward Sutcliffe
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Malting and the Brewing
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brewers UK 183080
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The Free Mash Tun 18801914
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Entrepreneurs and Companies 18301914
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Costs Prices and Profits 18301914
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Appendixes
245
Bibliography
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Index
286
Index of Companies
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