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Malting grain again

Posted: Sun Sep 27, 2020 11:17 pm
by Fiddleford
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

Re: Malting grain again

Posted: Mon Sep 28, 2020 12:37 am
by Fiddleford
FWI I made a mess on the deck.... but I cleaned it up

Re: Malting grain again

Posted: Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:58 am
by Demy
I malt small quantities to make my beer and sometimes some distillate. It's a great satisfaction!

Re: Malting grain again

Posted: Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:53 pm
by Fiddleford
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




Re: Malting grain again

Posted: Tue Sep 29, 2020 8:08 pm
by tubbsy
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Re: Malting grain again

Posted: Tue Sep 29, 2020 8:12 pm
by shadylane
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

Re: Malting grain again

Posted: Tue Sep 29, 2020 8:41 pm
by Fiddleford
A very small amount of it chits at this stage so I usually do a quick soak

Re: Malting grain again

Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2020 11:18 am
by Fiddleford
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

Re: Malting grain again

Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:55 pm
by Demy
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

Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:56 pm
by Demy
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.