Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Recipes/Ingredients > Brewing with "Wind Malt"?
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-13-2013, 06:14 AM   #1
loftybrewer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Wilkes-Barre, PA
Posts: 72
Liked 6 Times on 6 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default Brewing with "Wind Malt"?

I tried to search for wind malt but I came up with wiki entries and a few references but nothing more than a mention:

January's BYO magazine included a cool how-to on home malting. What I'm extra interested in is attempting a traditional biere de blanche with wind malt, which is described in the article. After sprouting the grain you dry it and kiln at really low temps. I don't know much about the history but I wonder if that's why it was called a "white beer" because of the super-light color contribution from wind malt. Are there any home maltsters on HBT? I would love to know if anyone has used wind malt or can point me to a good resource.


loftybrewer is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2013, 02:09 AM   #2
Brewgee
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Grande Prairie, Alberta
Posts: 4
Default How did it go

I've just malted about 50lbs and I've got about 10-15 still in its green state (dried in dehydrator at 120 for 24 hrs). I was thinking about attempting a wind malt batch, did you have any luck?


Brewgee is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2013, 10:06 PM   #3
loftybrewer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Wilkes-Barre, PA
Posts: 72
Liked 6 Times on 6 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

I have not yet tried malting. It didn't work out this season for me, but it's still a very real project for me coming up. You seem to be the only person on here with the materials and intention of doing this, and I would highly encourage that you do at least a small batch with it in that state, mainly because I'd love to hear some tasting notes. Also, where did you learn your process? I like to have a number of references.
loftybrewer is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2013, 11:59 PM   #4
Brewgee
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Grande Prairie, Alberta
Posts: 4
Default Info on Wind Malt

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QY95ikN2YsY
This guy has three videos, I followed them to a t and just finished roasting my last batch of pils malt. I will be doing more research on wind malt and firing off a batch for the summer. I was considering a light beer with very little bittering and a dry hop of sorachi ace (lemon flavour) to compliment the grassy notes of the wind malt.
Brewgee is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Names Other Than "Brewery" or "Brewing Company" TheAleMaster Label Display & Discussion 44 05-10-2015 09:39 PM
Is "Carafa I" the same as "Chocolate" Malt? je52rm Recipes/Ingredients 10 12-18-2012 03:36 AM
Flavorful "Small" or "Session" beer. Less base malt? killsurfcity All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 9 04-22-2012 01:25 PM
12-21-12 Barleywine(aka:"End of the World Ale" or "Myan Special") Who is brewing one? MBasile Recipes/Ingredients 18 05-09-2011 05:10 PM
The box says "Get your nuts out of her purse and run like the wind Steve!" Tenchiro Debate Forum 24 06-24-2009 04:26 PM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS