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    Malting My Own Wheat

    The wheat has germinated and been kilned. The malted wheat was then milled. We were really happy with the result. J
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    Malting My Own Wheat

    Yeah - makes sense to me! I have germinated the wheat for 3 days. It' agrospire (the large root) is about 3/4's the length of the entire wheat berry. I am now heating it up to about 115 degrees. Its been in the commercial warming ovens for about 2 hours now. Its really starting to look good!
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    Malting My Own Wheat

    Dear folks, I purchased raw soft wheat from a mill here in SC (built in the late 1800s and the tour was unbelievable.) I have germinated the wheat and plan on heating it in ovens that I can set at 125 degrees. In essence - I am malting my wheat for my wheat beer recipe. Here is my question: I...
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    addition of honey to Brown Ale

    The honey seemed to take forever to break down and ferment. We bottled up after 3 weeks of fermenting. We have recently tried the beer and found it to have an almost white wine / mead-ish like taste... We were told by some knowledgeable brewers that it could be the yeast - and that the beer had...
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    addition of honey to Brown Ale

    Excellent. My partner in crime and I decided to just use 1 pound of orange blossom honey in our brown ale. We will see what the end result is. I will post whatever happens.
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    addition of honey to Brown Ale

    Thanks very much for the info. I am a backyard beekeeper and am excited about adding my own honey to the mix. I will add the honey after the temp of the wort comes down a bit around 150 i guess. I don't want to damage the honey. I think i will experiment with 1 pound this batch. PS I am making 5...
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    addition of honey to Brown Ale

    I have a recipe for Brown Ale from a Liquid hobby ingredient kit. it calls for: 3.3 lb Dark Malt Extract 1 bag of dry malt extract malto dextrin 1 oz hops 1 packet of yeast 5 oz priming sugar Can i add 2 lbs of honey to the wort after the boil (no longer on heat) to create a honey brown...
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