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Old 03-31-2011, 12:43 PM   #1
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Does anyone have any insight or knowledge about this topic???


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Old 03-31-2011, 02:09 PM   #2
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Does anyone have any insight or knowledge about this topic???


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Someone else posted up about it a couple days ago.

IF a company starts selling GF malted millet (to homebrewers), even if it is just a base malt that we could then roast to varying levels of darkness ourselves, that would be f*in sweet.

If it means they sell millet malt extract alongside sorghum extract (again, to homebrewers), that would be...somewhat less than f*in, but still pretty dang sweet.

If they start making and selling some millet-based GF beer, then hey, at least there will be some more alternatives out there for everyone to buy, and who knows, maybe it will actually be really good.

I'm hoping it works out well.
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ive used hulled millet in a few beers. i have not home malted it yet though, just roast waft crack and 1 hour steep. generally i use it in conjunction with tapioca extract. it has a really nice flavor, ends more on the sweeter side, and has a nice heffe aspect to it. i sent a tapioca millet strawberry blonde to lcasanova a few weeks back too.
i just finished a keg of tapioca millet with hazel nut extract using a home isolated heffe yeast, it finished sweet. like candy sweet and about 7 %alc, i called it hummingbirds heffless

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ive used hulled millet in a few beers. i have not home malted it yet though, just roast waft crack and 1 hour steep. generally i use it in conjunction with tapioca extract. it has a really nice flavor, ends more on the sweeter side, and has a nice heffe aspect to it. i sent a tapioca millet strawberry blonde to lcasanova a few weeks back too.
i just finished a keg of tapioca millet with hazel nut extract using a home isolated heffe yeast, it finished sweet. like candy sweet and about 7 %alc, i called it hummingbirds heffless
Lucky... I guess your homebrew store orders tapioca for you? I have asked them twice now, once they never called back, and the second time they were supposed to email me back this past Tuesday... well they never did. My homebrew store lacks quality employees IMO as they have sold me 2 bad kegs, overcharge on Sorghum ($26 for 7 lbs), among a few other things. I am using northern brewer now and just ordering online.
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Old 04-01-2011, 03:29 AM   #5
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Lucky... I guess your homebrew store orders tapioca for you? I have asked them twice now, once they never called back, and the second time they were supposed to email me back this past Tuesday... well they never did. My homebrew store lacks quality employees IMO as they have sold me 2 bad kegs, overcharge on Sorghum ($26 for 7 lbs), among a few other things. I am using northern brewer now and just ordering online.
damn right! im all for supporting local business, but if youre haveing to deal with half assed jerk offs, use the internets. they will order it for me. it ends up being a bit more expensive, and they only order once a month, so ive been looking to the nets lately, but if i need hopp socks or air locks corks stuff like that, ill go to them
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I came across a thread here about malting millet: http://thirsty-games.com/index.php/topic,7.0.html

sounds like it's not hard and is getting good results.

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What about using puffed millet?

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Old 10-27-2012, 03:50 PM   #8
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What about using puffed millet?
Although malting the grain would be a PITA, it is possible.

Getting conversion is the trick:
http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite...me=CDAGWrapper
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I forgot about this post when I started a new topic. I've gotten the process of malting millet down, if anyone is interested in getting a base millet malt.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f164/any...5/#post4643352

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