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Old 12-23-2010, 01:46 AM   #1
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So my friend gave me a 5 gallon full of plain old barley. Unmalted. What can I use it for?

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Old 12-23-2010, 02:25 AM   #2
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Here is what BeerSmith has to say about raw barley:
"Raw, unmalted barley can be used to add body to your beer. Use in homebrew requires very fine milling combined with a decoction or multi-stage mash. Performs best when used in small quantities with well modified grains." It also suggests using a max of 15% of it in a batch.

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Old 12-23-2010, 02:51 AM   #3
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I would make my own roasted barley. Of course, I drink a lot of stout, so a five gallon bucket would suit me...

See here, about 2/3 of the way down: http://www.2basnob.com/specialty-grains.html

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Old 12-23-2010, 04:50 AM   #4
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I would make my own roasted barley. Of course, I drink a lot of stout, so a five gallon bucket would suit me...

See here, about 2/3 of the way down: http://www.2basnob.com/specialty-grains.html
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