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Hardness and structure tester

The hardness and structure tester is used as a measuring attachment for the Brabender FarinoGraph to determine the hardness of grain.

Your advantages

  • Precise: Exact determination of the grain hardness
  • Fast: Result in a few minutes
  • Flexible: Adjustable particle size
  • Also for malt: Determination of mellowness
  • MetaBridge: Torque is recorded and evaluated on the FarinoGraph software

The Hardness and Structure Tester is used in grain mills for testing and recording the grain hardness of e.g. wheat. The results provide useful information about the necessity of technological treatment (conditioning/drying) of the grain charge prior to milling. Furthermore, the entire milling process can be optimized if the parameter „grain hardness“, which is decisive for milling, is known early. The milling results can be improved and yield can be increased.

The device also enables an accurate evaluation of the hardness of a malt on laboratory scale. When combining the determination of the hardness with the mash test on coarsely ground grain, a clear conception is attained about the solubility of malt. This information is of important value for the brewer for the grinding and mashing process in the brewing house.