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Old 02-20-2013, 04:01 PM   #1
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Hello to all homebrewers, I have a question (maybe kinda dumb):

The malt that I can get in my country does not seems very clean, it is sent by the vendor in a plastic bag, and it looks really dusty/earthy...

How can I clean the grains to wash out that dust? It may be a dumb question but I really do not know the best way to do it...

Cheers and TIA.


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Old 02-20-2013, 04:49 PM   #2
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It's just grain dust. Ignore it if you can. Some maltsters do better at cleaning the grain post malting than others.


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Old 02-20-2013, 06:14 PM   #3
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Oh cool! I have made only two mashes and have never cleaned the grain, but I did not now if that was being affecting the beer in some way...

I was worried about, because I only have 1 or 2 vendors in my country... and they all sell it with this grain dust... :-/

Thanks! and cheers! :-)
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If you are worried about bacteria forming from your grain, don't be. When you boil, every possible living thing will no longer be living.
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:25 PM   #5
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Grain dust isn't anything to be worried about.

If you're getting dirt clumps and rocks, then you should be worried.
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:58 PM   #6
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If you are worried about bacteria forming from your grain, don't be. When you boil, every possible living thing will no longer be living.
Well I was not worried about a bacteria... but about drinking dirt...

But yeah, I wont worry anymore about it.

And what if it comes with rocks or lumps of dirt (not my situation)? anyone knows an easy way to clean it at home?

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And what if it comes with rocks or lumps of dirt (not my situation)? anyone knows an easy way to clean it at home?

Thanks!
That will all settle out.
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:53 PM   #8
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Yeah, it makes sense.. Duh!

Thanks! :-)


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