Spelt grains – similar to oat, emmer, einkorn and rice – are surrounded by a protective cover that cannot be removed during threshing. In order to process spelt ideally, IREKS has its own hulling plant in which spelt – as well as green spelt – is hulled.
After threshing, the spelt comes right from the field or from our own warehouses into the hulling process. The grain is cleaned in a complex process, after which the husks are removed from the spelt grains in several hulling machines. Only then is our spelt ready for processing, e.g. in our own mill and our malthouses. We explain what the process looks like in detail below:
And what happens to the husks and damaged or undersized grains? They are processed into pellets directly on site and used as animal feed, for example.