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Old 07-10-2014, 02:05 AM   #1
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Default Wild grain beer brewing?

I was wondering if i go out and gather my own grains, could beer be made of it? What if i used only that grain and no barley? Would a beer still be possible?

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Old 07-10-2014, 05:35 AM   #2
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If the grains were malted then kilned after gathering, and had sufficient enzymes to convert the starch into sugars in a mash, it could happen. Grains themselves without malting, doubtful. Which grains are you considering?

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Old 07-10-2014, 03:02 PM   #3
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I would do a decoction mash if you're going to use wild grains. You'll need all the efficiency you can get. The only major difference will be that your efficiency will be a lot lower because the grains we use these days are basically designer grains.


I think. I'd definitely submit to another stance, but I'm pretty sure that's the gist of it.

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