So I just did my 3rd all grain batch and I noticed some straw material in the Belgian Pilsner malt I ordered. It wasn't a ton but more than I've seen in other grain bills. Is this usual for this grain type?
It was a Patersbier so the grain bill was 9 lb of Belgian Pilsner malt.
I always thought that barley malt was cleaned prior to the malting process. Anyone else run across this before? I had no negative impact to my efficiency which was about 80% or so. I'm worried a bit about off tastes though.
I'll post a pic when I get a chance. Thanks in advance for your comments.