Roasted Barley malted?

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rcrabb22

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Is roasted barley made from malted barley or plain barley? Is it possible to roast my own in the oven or am I more likely to scorch/burn it?
 

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if i remember correctly, roasted barley is malted, then kilned to a toasty black. you can roast your own, but you have to get the oven temps just right and for the right time.
 

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It is not. Black malt or black patent is malted then roasted. Also, all of the Carafa grains are malted first as well.
 

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The simplest way to roast barley is in a coffee roaster. Trying to do it in an oven is very tricky. If roasted too much, you basically just have charcoal.
 

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I wouldn't roast your own. For the lighter toasts it is fine but as David says there is a fine line between espresso beans and charcoal, Black Roasted and Charcoal as well. :)
 
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