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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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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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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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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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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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