videos explaining how to malt your own barley

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Re: videos explaining how to malt your own barley

Post by jedneck » Thu Mar 26, 2015 2:52 pm

Moose shadylane has a resent thread on malting wheat that you might get some ideas from. Once I get my malt roller built I will send you some malt.
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Re: videos explaining how to malt your own barley

Post by moosemilk » Thu Mar 26, 2015 7:59 pm

Thanks jed. I'll have a look for that thread as well. Just starting my malting adventures, very small and slow. Wanted to start with corn since it's supposed to be easiest but only had cracked, so I figured I'd try some of the barley I had. Just dried it on a sheet in the oven. Oven only goes down to 170 so had to leave the door open a little to keep it lower. Seems to have worked. I'll be looking at building something more though for the future. I want to read and learn more and practice smaller amounts before I go messing up anything lol. Same as the rest of this hobby. Take it slow, crawl before you walk

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Re: videos explaining how to malt your own barley

Post by Jo Diesel » Thu Jul 30, 2015 6:14 am

Just found this after watching the Malt roller from HomeDistiller on you tube. I wonder if you could use a grill rotisserie motor and mount the drive roller on a piece of pipe with rubber rollers. I also think that an open top barrel with a lock ring on top would me easier to deal withImage
Also couldn't you just put an electric heater in one end and leave on to dry or kiln it? We have these at work and they work pretty well. Image
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Re: videos explaining how to malt your own barley

Post by Farside » Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:15 pm

I think your local climate is very influential. Last summer I raised meat chickens and I had a 5 gallon grain sprouting system going for them. On a whim, I put some feed barley through it and it sprouted wonderfully. Nice and even.

My biggest challenge was curing the malt so that kilning wouldn't destroy the enzymes. I'm going to have to build a oast for that.

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