Home Malted Barely

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Patrickivan
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Home Malted Barely

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Well, I had bought some barely a while ago. I went through the malting steps, roasting, et c.

I finally decided to do an experimental brew yesterday and successfully brewed some tea...

My gravity reading was consistent with water LOL.

I have some ideas where I went wrong, but for the amount of work that goes into it, I don't know if I'll bother with the other 44 lbs of barley.

Bird feed? Tall grass in the front yard?
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Haha that's a great way to word it Patrick. I'd probably feed it to my dog in the form of peanut butter treats, but 44 lbs of barley is a lot. Bird feed is a good idea. Maybe there's a farmer nearby who could use it as feed?
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Or.... If at first you don't succeed

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True. I like bellybuster's idea best.

We aren't in this hobby to save on time and effort :)
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I will probably try again. I hate failing.

I think this time I have to look into smaller batches to experiment with. If I get the malting process right...

I have to say though, the smell of the barely toasting in the oven, was just awesome!
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Patrickivan wrote: I have to say though, the smell of the barely toasting in the oven, was just awesome!
did you toast all of it? At what temp, you may have killed all the diastatic power. Just guessing

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Hi Patrick, just curious I've been looking into malting but can't find anyone willing to sell where did you get yours?

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