my friend just got back from russia, and he's got a big bag of russian buckwheat, that he says they eat alot of over thier. so i was wondering if it can be mashed, and if so what would the effects be? is it the same as regular wheat? does it need to be converted? it looks like little round kernels that are tan colored...
btw, he said there was alot of homebrewed stuff being drunk over thier, he had a homemade apple wine,a homemade vodka, and a beer that, a guy showed him how he opens the fermentor to, "let the flies go in there", because he said, "it adds flavor" (i bet it does).
the running joke that everyone kept saying it to him was, "drink vodka or yankee go home!" (after 10 liters of vodka he kind of got sick of it)
i traded him a 12 pack of assorted beer for a nice bottle of vodka