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weaks 08-19-2010 10:21 PM

Sun Flower malting
 
Hi, I am about to try using sunflower seeds as the base gain to my GF beer and wanted to know if any one knew if I needed to remove the seed husk on the sunflower to steep this grain? Thanks

Brewdouche-RuBrew 08-20-2010 12:56 AM

aaaaaaaaa. Im going out on a limb here but, you would have to crack the (seed).

Where did you find "malted" sunflower seeds? Oh you would need to malt them, can they be....malted?

What is the diastatic power of sunflower emzyms?

Have you thought, or researched this through?

Noontime 08-20-2010 11:05 AM

I hate to add an issue AND not answer your question, but I'd be concerned with all the oil. I know people have used different nuts and seeds in beers and wines by crushing them and removing some of the oil, but sunflowers are VERY oily. Just something to think about.

Good luck and I really hope to hear more about what you're doing and how. It sounds dilicious!

Lcasanova 08-20-2010 01:41 PM

Wow! I've never heard of malted sunflower seeds but I suppose they would malt. If you have the time give it a try with the shell cracked/on and with the shell off. Good luck and let us know.

david_42 08-20-2010 03:39 PM

Well, yes, you'll have to remove the husk. However, sunflower seeds are oily enough you can practically burn them as candles.

More importantly, they have very few carbohydrates, which makes them useless for brewing. They run 7-14% carbs vs 75% for barley and other grains.

rocketman768 08-20-2010 10:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by david_42 (Post 2227885)
More importantly, they have very few carbohydrates, which makes them useless for brewing. They run 7-14% carbs vs 75% for barley and other grains.

Light beer for baseball players?

weaks 10-23-2010 08:50 PM

So, first attempt malting the sunflower seeds went all wrong. They attracted soooo many fruit flies. Second attempt went well. With 10 lbs of sunflower I made 3 gallons with a OG of 1.050. So it is fermenting as I type and smelling oh so good! I didn't take the husk off and so far no problems with oil. We'll see.

Lcasanova 10-23-2010 11:41 PM

Were the malted sunflower seeds your only source of fermentables? What was the mash like; did you grind them up nearly to a flour?

Brewdouche-RuBrew 10-24-2010 08:51 AM

Im gonna experiment
 
This thread makes me want to sprout anything with a seed and malt it.:fro:

DKershner 10-25-2010 03:04 PM

Well, good on you for still trying. This should be interesting...


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