Malted barley is when the barley grain is made to grow, and when it starts to grow, the grain is made to stop growing. So the difference between a grain of barley, and a malted grain of barley, is that the malted grain of barley has started sprouting and growing, and you then stop the growing, and is called malted barley.

Why is malted grains used instead of just normal grains? Because the sugar from malted grains can be fermented, whereas normal grains that are seeds can’t.

How is malting done to grains? First you sprout it, then you kiln it. This then becomes malted barley.

What is the difference between barley and grain?