Weather damage barley, suitable to mash?

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Weather damage barley, suitable to mash?

Postby Rock » Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:33 am

I was wondering if anyone has tried to use shot barley grain as a malt?
Considering that if it has shot in the head whilst still in paddock , and dried before you can harvest it, would this still be a malt grain with diastic power to convert.
Asking as I can have access to plenty.
The guy who has it used to all grain beer brewer.
Opinion on viability please
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Re: Weather damage barley, suitable to mash?

Postby bluc » Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:47 am

It may have diastatic power to some degree but the sprouting/drying would have been all over the place. I reakon it would be useable to a degree if cheap my advice grab a drum full and give it a go you can always add malt for more diastactic power if you dont get good conversion.

WIth Malt the sprouting is stopped when the acrospire is about 3/4 length of grain it may be passed it...
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Re: Weather damage barley, suitable to mash?

Postby Rock » Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:08 pm

Thanks for your reply. And giving it thought you have great points. Still useful but may need some extra power.
When I get my hands on it, I'll do a mini mash and check what conversion i get in gravity points.
But as you say , drying time may have been anywhere.
Be a couple of weeks before I get my hands on it.
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