Spike Brewing 12.5 Conical Fermenter Giveaway!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Techniques > Cracking Barley

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 10-12-2007, 01:04 PM   #1
BNVince
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Linwood, NJ
Posts: 283
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default Cracking Barley

I got the following grains for a stout I'm going to do:

Chocolate Malt
Roasted Barley
Flaked Barley

The place I order them from(online) did not crush the grains.

Since I don't have any type of mill I was going to use a few quick pulses in my food processor to crack the grains.

So my noob question is, do all of the above grains require cracking?

__________________
BNVince is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-12-2007, 01:09 PM   #2
Evan!
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Evan!'s Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Charlottesville, VA
Posts: 11,901
Liked 69 Times on 61 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Flakes do not. The other two do. I've never used a processor, but I can imagine that it's not very good at what you're trying to do. Some grains would get pulverized, others would remain untouched. My suggestion (this is what I did prior to owning the barley crusher) is get a big heavy duty ziploc bag and put the grains inside...then run a rolling pin over them until they're crushed. Works very well for specialty grains, though I wouldn't rely on it for base grains.

__________________
MOSS HOLLOW BREWING CO.
Aristocratic Ales, Lascivious Lagers


.planned:
•Scottish 80/- •Sweet Stout •Roggenbier
.primary | bright:
98: Moss Hollow Soured '09 72: Oude Kriek 99: B-Weisse 102: Brett'd BDSA 104: Feat of Strength Helles Bock 105: Merkin Brown
.on tap | kegged:
XX: Moss Hollow Springs Sparkling Water 95: Gott Mit Uns German Pils 91b: Brown Willie's Oaked Abbey Ale 103: Merkin Stout
98: Yorkshire Special 100: Maple Porter 89: Cidre Saison 101: Steffiweizen '09 (#3)
Evan! is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-12-2007, 01:39 PM   #3
BNVince
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Linwood, NJ
Posts: 283
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Sounds good. Thank you.

__________________
BNVince is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cracking bottles mowilly Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 4 11-05-2009 12:50 AM
Am i going to risk cracking the pot? imaguitargod General Techniques 12 11-06-2008 11:50 PM
Cracking MLT eschatz Equipment/Sanitation 6 08-20-2008 09:43 PM
Cracking grain Cos All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 4 09-12-2007 02:44 AM
cracking your own grain Nwcw2001 All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 6 01-01-2006 04:27 PM