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As i'm about to bottle my first batch. After all the googling and reading I've done, what grains have been fermented into beer?

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  • splitting this off into a grain by grain question. – DefyGravity Feb 8 '15 at 21:37
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Using this list as a base for grains, I will try to come up with list of grains that have been fermented into alcohol. Everything in this list should be possible to ferment. The question is, has it?

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Warm-season (C4) cereals

  • finger millet "The grain is made into a fermented drink (or beer) in Nepal and in many parts of Africa"
  • white fonio The grains are used in porridge and couscous, for bread, and for beer
  • foxtail millet it's been brewed though i was looking for kodo millet at the time.
  • kodo millet potential answer .. though like foxtail millet, many cousins are fermented everywhere
  • japanese millet someone patented a process to brew it
  • maize (corn) yeah, didn't even read the wiki for proof
  • pearl millet namibia has it brewed
  • proso millet yup, brewed.
  • sorghum 30 sub-species on this one, will need to check each sub-species... stay tuned.

Cool-season (C3) cereals

  • barley yeah....I'm a completionist. if you're reading this to see if it's been brewed do not invite me over to try your homebrew.
  • oats cook 'em first.
  • rice ever drink a light beer?
  • rye brewing a rye pale ale right now, from a kit.
  • teff gluten free beer, and amazing bread.
  • triticale wheat meets rye. of course alcohol.
  • wheat see rye.

Pseudocereal grains

  • buckwheat ever had buckwheat pancakes? yeah brew it.
  • amaranth 44 species. stay tuned
  • quinoa patent for brewing it, apparently.

Grain legumes or pulses

Aster family

Other families

no proof yet

Warm-season (C4) cereals

Pseudocereal grains

Grain legumes or pulses

  • fava beans ... will research further
  • lima beans ... will research further
  • lupins ... will research further
  • soybeans forest through the trees again. fermented solids are everywhere, but in a brew? ... will research further

Mustard family

Other families

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  • +1 for the grains list. Never would have thought to look for that. Now I've got lots of new augments to try in the mash! Mustard sounds interesting!!!!! Great Answer! – Henry Taylor Feb 6 '15 at 2:23
  • This in no way answers the question, though. Asking which grains haven't been fermented is like asking people in a room to raise their hand if they're not there. – Denny Conn Feb 6 '15 at 16:38
  • @DennyConn agreed, proving a negative is impossible. Thinking of renaming the question to what Has been brewed. – DefyGravity Feb 6 '15 at 19:51
  • And even then you still won't get a comprehensive list. try to narrow it down a little more. – Denny Conn Feb 7 '15 at 16:49
  • K.split it up grain by grain enough? On my phone, making a wort and can't do it now:) – DefyGravity Feb 7 '15 at 17:33

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