Cooker, Mash

Minimum Graduate from ITI

Not required

The tasks a Masher is expected to perform include:

Cooking malt with water to prepare mash and malt extract for making distilled or malt liquors

Filling tubs, pans or cookers equipped with mechanical agitators to the specified level with water

Heating cookers by steam to the prescribed temperature

Weighing the prescribed quantity of malt and putting it into heated water

Cooking the mixture while it is mechanically agitated for the specified time at the prescribed temperature

Converting the mixture into the malt extract known as wort

Transferring the mixture into the filtering tank using a strainer for separating the pulp from the liquid

Pumping the mash into the tank, preparatory to fermenting

Cooling the mash preparatory to distilling, by pumping it into the cooling vat equipped with coils through which cold water circulates

Knowledge of production processes and quality control

Skilled in managing valves and agitators

Knowledge of the mixture required for malt

In-depth knowledge of malt ingredients

Skilled in the techniques used for cooking, cooling and transferring

Not applicable



Team player


It is not a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours
Companies usually work for 6/7 days a week and 8/10 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous as per The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

For freshers - INR 6,000 to INR 12,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

The Food Industry in India

According to IBEF, the Indian food industry is poised for huge growth, increasing its contribution to the world food trade every year. In India, the food sector has emerged as a high-profit sector. The role of the Indian government has been instrumental in the growth and development of the industry. The Indian food and grocery market is the world?s sixth largest, with retail contributing 70 per cent of the sales. It is projected to grow at the rate of 104 per cent, touching US$ 482 billion by 2020.

India is set to become a ?regional hubfor malt production as beer demand in emerging markets is growing at twice the rate of developed markets. India has the second-biggest malt production capacity in Asia. The Indian beer industry is growing at 15% per annum. Though we have thrived on large players in the beer making process like the UB Group, the culture of micro brewing is a trend that is quickly catching up. Brewing/Malting is an un-touched segment with an increase in demand for breweries in the country and there is immense demand for trained professionals. Therefore, the career of a Masher has a bright future and opportunities are only going to rise in the coming years.

Liquor distilleries

Fresh beer cafes

Alcohol companies

Cities and towns across India