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swampdawg 11-21-2012 10:03 PM

Smoking grain - how long to wait to brew?
 
I a planning to smoke some grain tomorrow. I have always used pre-smoked malt before this so it is a new experience.

After smoking the malt, how long do I need to let it sit before brewing with it? I was hoping to brew on Friday.

tally350z 11-21-2012 10:09 PM

I think you should be good if you use it within a day or so. Any longer and you may want to freeze it in a container. How long are you going to smoke it for? Make sure not to get too hot for too long or you will scorch the grain and not smoke it..

Edit : Found This link that may help you..

microbusbrewery 11-22-2012 06:00 AM

I've done it a day before and it's been fine. Much longer than that and you'll start losing smoke character unless you seal it up tight,

One recommendation, consider cold smoking. I have the Pro-Q cold smoke generator and it works awesome. A guy I work with made something similar with one of those mesh splatter screens that go over a fry pan. You bend it into an "M" shape and fill it with sawdust (available at some BBQ shops, Cabelas, etc) in the v-shaped portion of the "M". Light one end and it should slowly smolder for at least a few hours. Since you get smoke without heat, you don't have to.worry about darkening your grain.

swampdawg 11-22-2012 03:44 PM

I am pretty much cold smoking. I am smoking a turkey and I connected a dryer tube to the smokestack and connected it to a box where the grain is being smoked.

microbusbrewery 11-22-2012 05:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by swampdawg
I am pretty much cold smoking. I am smoking a turkey and I connected a dryer tube to the smokestack and connected it to a box where the grain is being smoked.

Nice, two birds with one stone. I'm just about to go put my turkey breast in the smoker right now.

Revvy 11-22-2012 05:41 PM

They say you're supposed to "wait a week with the grain stored in a paper bag" but I've smoked and/or home roasted grain on the same day I've used it and it's been fine. No acridness or anything like they say you'll get.

ReverseApacheMaster 11-23-2012 12:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Revvy (Post 4613127)
They say you're supposed to "wait a week with the grain stored in a paper bag" but I've smoked and/or home roasted grain on the same day I've used it and it's been fine. No acridness or anything like they say you'll get.

That is also my experience.


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