Originally Posted by Orfy
Thanks Orfy, I am indeed in Uruguay, but I am originally from Cheshire in England too.
Yes growing Barley is definitely on the list. My wife and I are starting to think about growing more of our own produce anyway and I also know a farmer who knows a producer of barley it just occurred to me.
I live 10 minutes from the beach, so we don't have the best earth to grow things in but we are already composting and have other plans.
My first 3 batches of beer experiments did non too well. Using oats and white sugar. They came out with a very tarty citrusy overbearing flavour. This I think was the white sugar. It encourages the production of VitC. It was drinkable, but not to my taste.
I've started another batch and this time I added ginger as a gruit to counter this and made it weaker also. I just bottled it without tasting, but it smelled pleasant enough. I toasted some already dark sugar. I'm going to give it three weeks and see how it goes.
I feel a bit medieval with all this experimenting, but I love cooking so it's a bit like that.