Is this normal for malt corn?

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Is this normal for malt corn?

Postby Vlugenhagen » Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:21 pm

Hey guys, This is my first time malting corn. Most of my kernels are a little over an inch long and I've noticed tiny white hairs protruding from the shoot. Also, the bottom of the shoots are turning a light pinkish color? Is all of this normal or is it mold?

In addition, A lot of people tell me corn kernels grow roots as well during germination. However, my kernels are not developing roots. Should I be concerned or can I proceed to drying?

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Re: Is this normal for malt corn?

Postby still_stirrin » Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:50 am

This is what germinating corn looks like:

germinating corn

Shoots n roots...what do you see?
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Re: Is this normal for malt corn?

Postby japsinok » Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:33 am

I have just malted my first corn (blue corn in my case). This is how mine appeared when the acrospires were a little over an inch in length.
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