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Old 07-28-2010, 01:31 PM   #1
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i've malted about 200kg on the floor (not all at once lol about 7kg at a time) and i've done about 70kg in the drum prover. the drum is great as is has just about zero labor compared to floor malting and i get a much better product. the total active labor to malt and kiln 7 kg of grain now is about 10-15mins instead of the hour+ it takes on the floor.

i just steep till i see the chits (about 4 fills of the holey bucket in 48 hours) transfer into the drum and set the timer in about 5 days (or when its modified) i empty the malt into the kiln (i will have an update vid on the kiln as i have done a few improvements on this since i made the vid) and after about 8 hours of kilning shes ready to go
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Very interesting, Absinthe! Thanks for sharing the videos. Do you malt your grain because you like to do, to add another layer to your brewing? Or is malted grain difficult/expensive to come by in your neighborhood? Or ?

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So sweet!

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Very interesting, Absinthe! Thanks for sharing the videos. Do you malt your grain because you like to do, to add another layer to your brewing? Or is malted grain difficult/expensive to come by in your neighborhood? Or ?
mainly its because im crazy. i love to make everything from scrach myself and not just a once off. hence the fact i make my own yogurt, soap, beer spirits, i blacksmith, grow my own veggies and hops, have chooks and grow quail.

i love the fact that im making what i call "farm house beer" just about every household made their own beer (ok that was 500 years ago, but dont tell anyone that ) and i love the fact that i have my own.
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oh and im cheap cheap cheap so if i can save a buck i will :P (my malt cost about 1/2 what i could buy it for)

and 75% total brewhouse efficiency from homemade malt anit bad if you ask me

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mainly its because im crazy. i love to make everything from scrach myself and not just a once off. hence the fact i make my own yogurt, soap, beer spirits, i blacksmith, grow my own veggies and hops, have chooks and grow quail.

i love the fact that im making what i call "farm house beer" just about every household made their own beer (ok that was 500 years ago, but dont tell anyone that ) and i love the fact that i have my own.
That's great, Absinthe - I'm envious!
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Very cool stuff. I'd love to do some blacksmithing in the future.

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Very cool, and educational (for me anyway). Thanks for posting the vids.

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wow , great stuff !

It looks like you found relatively simple solutions to home malting.
The laundry-drier-malt-kiln took me by surprise

It got me thinking... both malting and kilning are done in a rotating drum.
So how about designing a single drum malting process ?
a nice design could make home malting possible for many homebrewers.

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ohad,

The trick is you are involving water in the first step. If the heating unit was modular to be removed while doing the malt process it might work out ok.

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