Hi there !
I always make my Crystal malt at Home . I bought recently some pounds of raw Barley and steeped a small amount of it , but only
10-20% showed rootlets .
I steeped them for 8 hours in water then drained and let them rest in the air for 8 hours and then again 8 hours in water .
I should notice that they are recently harvested ( about 1-2 months ago ) and as I took a look at them after 24 hours of steeping , I noticed that
they are relatively soft . I mean , they are so soft as if they were fully modified .
Is that normal ?!
Is that perhaps because of high degree of moisture , as they are newly harvested ?!
What should I do with this batch of raw Barley ?