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Old 05-30-2011, 12:27 AM   #221
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Wow!! I really want to get into this!

Do you think that a dryer could be used as both the malt roller and kiln? I want to do 25lbs. at time. Would the dryer be able to handle that?
What do you mean by malt roller? What part of the process are you talking about?

I probably would not be adding water to a dryer as it is designed to remove moisture, you might be able to design around that with a gas dryer, but an electric dryer would be a real pain.

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Old 05-30-2011, 12:50 AM   #222
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the dryer i use can only handle about 6kg DRY barley (about 10-12kg wet). so 25lb would be to much

Also a drier turns way to fast and you will break all the rootlets.

 
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Old 05-30-2011, 02:20 AM   #223
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I guess a better response would be to check your dryers max capacity.

 
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Old 06-06-2011, 06:14 PM   #224
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Love this!! I'm in the early stages of learning the art of malting myself... Very useful!

 
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Old 06-06-2011, 11:06 PM   #225
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Just poured my first glass made with home malted 6 row barley. It turned out great!! Hazy, but has awesome flavor, head retention and color. Ill post a pick soon.

 
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Old 06-12-2011, 09:44 PM   #226
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Hey COLObrewer, how deep are your Hoards (aluminum screen frames)? and How much malt do you put in them?

 
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Old 06-13-2011, 02:20 AM   #227
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Hey COLObrewer, how deep are your Hoards (aluminum screen frames)? and How much malt do you put in them?
About 2" deep, probably about 7-8lbs (wet weight) never weighed them though. That part of the process doesn't work to well with my current setup, they need to be more rigid.
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Old 06-13-2011, 08:37 PM   #228
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I was thinking to make them more rigid you could use aluminum screen frames. They are cheap and you can get them at Home Depot or Lowes.

 
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Old 06-15-2011, 05:33 PM   #229
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Hi everyone, so I've moved onto malting barley instead of wheat after an unsuccessful attempt. I've just received a batch of whole barley from brew2bottle and after washing it I noticed tiny black seeds floating around. Are these normal, are these beneficial, or can they jeopardise the malting barley? Hope someone can answer my Q.

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Old 06-16-2011, 03:26 PM   #230
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Hi everyone, so I've moved onto malting barley instead of wheat after an unsuccessful attempt. I've just received a batch of whole barley from brew2bottle and after washing it I noticed tiny black seeds floating around. Are these normal, are these beneficial, or can they jeopardise the malting barley? Hope someone can answer my Q.

Cheers
Everything that floats should be separated out, just scoop them out or let your bucket overflow, flushing them out, they are weed seeds and/or unviable seeds and/or chaff, etc.
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