IBD Conference preview: Mashing secrets with Doug Michael February 2021

Due to COVID The IBD Asia Pacific conference will be held virtually from 23rd – 24th February 2021.

The IBD is one of the leading brewing training organisations globally, and its conference is open to brewers of all sizes, however, there is a perception that the Institute and its conference is targeted to major brewing companies.

To give smaller breweries a taste of what’s on offer at the conference, BreweryPro is speaking to a number of presenters from the 2018 conference in Wellington about their presentations to give you a taste of what this year’s conference can offer you.

In this conversation, we speak with, Maltster Doug Michael from Gladfield Malt, about the secrets to mashing, as seen by the person who makes the malt.

As you’ll see, Doug is no-nonsense and wants to – in his words – cut through the bullshit and get to the nitty-gritty of mashing.

You can see his original PowerPoint here.

Ecolab Trade Night

As the IBD Asia Pacific Section 2021 Virtual Convention draws closer, the IBD is delighted to invite you to the Ecolab Trade Night Events.

These events will be held in the following cities on Monday 22 February and is a great way to get to together in your home state to kick off the virtual convention.

Monday 22 February 2021 – starting at 6pm


4 Pines Sporting Globe
King St Wharf, 22 The Promenade, Sydney

77 Metroplex Ave, Murarrie

Coopers Brewery Pavilion
461 South Rd, Regency Park

Cascade Brewhouse
140 Cascade Rd, South Hobart

Carlton Brewhouse
24 Thompson Street, Abbotsford

Little Creatures Brewhouse Bar
40 Mews Rd, Fremantle


IBD are pleased to offer any IBD AP Virtual Convention attendees complimentary access to the Ecolab Trade Night. Other tickets can be purchased as follows:

Convention delegates: FREE
IBD members: $20.00
Non-members $30.00

Registration includes light snacks and drinks. All events will commence at 6pm.

Registrations close Thursday 18 February 2021 please register on below to secure your spot as tickets are limited.

Thinking about registering for the IBD AP Virtual Convention?

It’s not too late! For more information and detail how to register please visit

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