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Old 04-06-2011, 11:45 AM   #1
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Oct 2010
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Has anyone ever used grains straight from the field to their home?

If so, did you wash these grains? I am concerned about pesticides.
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Old 04-06-2011, 12:04 PM   #2
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There's a lot more to it than that. You'll need to malt them as well.
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Old 04-06-2011, 12:05 PM   #3
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You could use my grain as I use no pesticide but making a blanket statement would be folly. I'd suggest you wash them just to be sure or by from an organic farm.

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