Malting grain again

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Malting grain again

Post by Fiddleford » Sun Sep 27, 2020 11:17 pm

About to partake in a batch of malting, I haven't done anything since my last post because life, covid, my grain supplier sunk their business. I still have that batch of grain
from 2017 but temps are more consistent and I have a garage now.(I moved BTW)

I am just doing barley and I need to look through my old posts to re-learn but I have a camera and will document what I can
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Re: Malting grain again

Post by Fiddleford » Mon Sep 28, 2020 12:37 am

FWI I made a mess on the deck.... but I cleaned it up
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Re: Malting grain again

Post by Demy » Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:58 am

I malt small quantities to make my beer and sometimes some distillate. It's a great satisfaction!

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Re: Malting grain again

Post by Fiddleford » Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:53 pm

I havent figured out the new imgur method people are using but I forgot to actually take pictures before cleaning off my malting table.

The barley is already starting to chit so I am doing a final 5 hour soak to make sure it is all moist enough, after this I wall leave it out with a sheet on it and turn it every now and then. The temperature is perfect for this the malt has been maintaining a 10 C which I have high hopes for this batch of malt



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Re: Malting grain again

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Re: Malting grain again

Post by shadylane » Tue Sep 29, 2020 8:12 pm

Just my 2 cents worth :lol:
Once the barley is already starting to chit.
Be careful about soaking it any more.
It's real easy, to drown the germinating seeds

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Re: Malting grain again

Post by Fiddleford » Tue Sep 29, 2020 8:41 pm

A very small amount of it chits at this stage so I usually do a quick soak
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Re: Malting grain again

Post by Fiddleford » Wed Sep 30, 2020 11:18 am

To dry the grain I am building a drying box tommorow that will be p[laced ontop of my Chiminea and I will have to learn how to regulate the temperature with it, but this way I can smoke the grain
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Re: Malting grain again

Post by Demy » Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:55 pm

Fiddleford wrote:
Wed Sep 30, 2020 11:18 am
To dry the grain I am building a drying box tommorow that will be p[laced ontop of my Chiminea and I will have to learn how to regulate the temperature with it, but this way I can smoke the grain
This is what I have built, modified over time. All with pieces recovered except the electronic part (maybe electronic is a big word here!)
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Re: Malting grain again

Post by Demy » Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:56 pm

shadylane wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 8:12 pm
Just my 2 cents worth :lol:
Once the barley is already starting to chit.
Be careful about soaking it any more.
It's real easy, to drown the germinating seeds
that's right, this is excellent advice.

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