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Old 05-09-2006, 04:37 AM   #1
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Default Smoking Grain

Not as to stuff in your pipe, but as to give it flavor. I have an pretty industrial smoker, but it still does not suit the job to smoking barley. We are talking about a *LOT* of large seeds (for my 10 gallon batches) to be smoked. What is the best way? I'm trying to do a Scottish Heavy Rauch (call me advantageous) and I'm having a hard time ... "injecting" the flavor.

Once again I have a standard smoker (just like a grill but contained in a cylinder)

Let me know of any suggestions.

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I do mine 2-3 lbs. at a time, using smoking pellets. I put them in between two pieces of aluminum window screen and secure them with metal clips. You have to be careful removing the grains; I always manage to spill a few! I've wondered if I'd fare just as well spreading a thin layer on cookie sheets. It would sure be easier.

I place them in large zip lock bags and store them at room temperature for a few days. I read that doing this a few days before you plan to use them helps develop the smoke flavors and aroma in the grains. It seemed to work well for my Scotch Ale last Fall.

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Originally Posted by Rhoobarb
I've wondered if I'd fare just as well spreading a thin layer on cookie sheets. It would sure be easier.
Just speculating here, but I imagine it would take much longer to smoke the grains as you wouldn't have nearly the smoky airflow across the grains that you get with your screen.
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That sounds like a good way to smoke it, with the screens and all, but isn't that stuff galvanised? I know you can get sicker than a dog if you braze any metal that's galvanised as it burns off the coating, it's supposed to be poisonous......
I would use screen, but I'd have to go SS, just to be sure...
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