Sun Flower malting - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Gluten Free Brewing > Sun Flower malting

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-19-2010, 10:21 PM   #1
weaks
Recipes 
 
Aug 2010
Colorado
Posts: 14


Hi, I am about to try using sunflower seeds as the base gain to my GF beer and wanted to know if any one knew if I needed to remove the seed husk on the sunflower to steep this grain? Thanks



 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2010, 12:56 AM   #2
Brewdouche-RuBrew
Recipes 
 
Mar 2009
California, Pennsylvania
Posts: 576
Liked 7 Times on 6 Posts


aaaaaaaaa. Im going out on a limb here but, you would have to crack the (seed).

Where did you find "malted" sunflower seeds? Oh you would need to malt them, can they be....malted?

What is the diastatic power of sunflower emzyms?

Have you thought, or researched this through?


__________________

You knuckleheadz are my kinda smacktardZ
#3 DONT be a Brewdouche.
Comprehensive Beer Podcast list.
BasicBrewing
The Brewing Network

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2010, 11:05 AM   #3
Noontime
Recipes 
 
Feb 2010
Delray Beach, FL
Posts: 198
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts


I hate to add an issue AND not answer your question, but I'd be concerned with all the oil. I know people have used different nuts and seeds in beers and wines by crushing them and removing some of the oil, but sunflowers are VERY oily. Just something to think about.

Good luck and I really hope to hear more about what you're doing and how. It sounds dilicious!
__________________
David Noone
Noontime Custom Labels

www.noontimelabels.com


 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2010, 01:41 PM   #4
Lcasanova
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
Lcasanova's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jul 2009
Park Ridge, IL
Posts: 980
Liked 12 Times on 10 Posts


Wow! I've never heard of malted sunflower seeds but I suppose they would malt. If you have the time give it a try with the shell cracked/on and with the shell off. Good luck and let us know.
__________________
Lucky 13 Brewing Company
Est. 2009

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2010, 03:39 PM   #5
david_42
 
david_42's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Oct 2005
Willamina & Oak Grove, Oregon, USA
Posts: 25,593
Liked 151 Times on 142 Posts


Well, yes, you'll have to remove the husk. However, sunflower seeds are oily enough you can practically burn them as candles.

More importantly, they have very few carbohydrates, which makes them useless for brewing. They run 7-14% carbs vs 75% for barley and other grains.


 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2010, 10:23 PM   #6
rocketman768
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
rocketman768's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2008
Evanston, IL
Posts: 1,083
Liked 24 Times on 21 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by david_42 View Post
More importantly, they have very few carbohydrates, which makes them useless for brewing. They run 7-14% carbs vs 75% for barley and other grains.
Light beer for baseball players?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2010, 08:50 PM   #7
weaks
Recipes 
 
Aug 2010
Colorado
Posts: 14

So, first attempt malting the sunflower seeds went all wrong. They attracted soooo many fruit flies. Second attempt went well. With 10 lbs of sunflower I made 3 gallons with a OG of 1.050. So it is fermenting as I type and smelling oh so good! I didn't take the husk off and so far no problems with oil. We'll see.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2010, 11:41 PM   #8
Lcasanova
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
Lcasanova's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jul 2009
Park Ridge, IL
Posts: 980
Liked 12 Times on 10 Posts


Were the malted sunflower seeds your only source of fermentables? What was the mash like; did you grind them up nearly to a flour?
__________________
Lucky 13 Brewing Company
Est. 2009

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2010, 08:51 AM   #9
Brewdouche-RuBrew
Recipes 
 
Mar 2009
California, Pennsylvania
Posts: 576
Liked 7 Times on 6 Posts


This thread makes me want to sprout anything with a seed and malt it.
__________________

You knuckleheadz are my kinda smacktardZ
#3 DONT be a Brewdouche.
Comprehensive Beer Podcast list.
BasicBrewing
The Brewing Network

2
People Like This 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2010, 03:04 PM   #10
DKershner
Recipes 
 
Jul 2009
Bend, OR
Posts: 1,870
Liked 28 Times on 23 Posts


Well, good on you for still trying. This should be interesting...



 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Malting Gluten Free Grains Lcasanova Gluten Free Brewing 203 01-20-2015 08:12 PM
Malting Buckwheat uechikid Gluten Free Brewing 13 04-12-2011 07:53 PM
New to malting homebrew121285 Gluten Free Brewing 3 05-06-2010 11:12 AM
Malting Aubie Stout Gluten Free Brewing 1 01-31-2010 08:11 PM
Malting sorghum and other GF grains Lurpinator Gluten Free Brewing 4 10-14-2008 08:36 PM


Forum Jump