Yup, lots of millet out there. I'm not sure if this is the best stuff but I like the smell and taste. And, if its good enough to feed to the birds, its good enough for me
Here's the millet that I'm using. Its sold in 2 kg for about $2.50 so its pretty reasonable.
It mashed pretty well. Its pretty soft so I didn't crack or mill it. I just threw into some water around 88-90 c and stirred. Lots of aroma and color almost instantly. they stayed intact for about 20 mins then they all started breaking open and letting out the starch. It turned into porridge almost instantly. Next time, I think I'll break them up a little more, should speed up the process. Here's what it looked like when they broke open. Pic was taken a few minutes after adding my 6-row for conversion.
I'll let you know how it turns out. I'm going to mash and strip 3 batches then combine them for a spirit run. I'm going to skip the backset and try using feints from my previous runs for added flavor and depth. Hope this helps