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Barley is a key ingredient in the making of beer. This tag is for questions regarding the processing of barley in preparation for its use in home brewing (e.g. malting).

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If barley grains are too sprouted, how will this affect the beer?

I have 20 kilos of barley I placed on a wet large towel to germinate in order to obtain malt for beer. I let them too long and they sprouted too much[Look at the photos]. How will this long rootlets ...
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When malting barley is it necessary to remove the small roots that grow on the grains?

I'm new at making beer and I have some questions I couldn't find answers from in my beer-making book. One of them is why everyone I saw on YT tries to remove the roots that grows on the grain after ...
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Own malted barley use

I malted my own barley for experiment. But I've not used them yet. I mean bought castle malt and munton's Irish Stout LME but haven't used them too yet. First, I want to brew my own malted barley, if ...
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Question about steeping time for making your own Malt?

I want to make my own malt, but I'm a little unsure of how long I should be steeping the barley grain as different websites suggest different things. BeerSmith says to steep for 2 hours, whereas BYO ...
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Can I cook/eat milled barley malt?

I've got a small bag of whole barley malt. After doing a bit of reading I'm getting conflicting information. Some say the outer hull in not edible, while others say it is fine and a good source of ...
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barley content in whisky from barley grains [closed]

Of the whiskey in a barrel, what % of it is barley? From what I understand, to make wort only 20% of spent grain is left. This leads to a figure of 80% of the grain dissolved in the wort. After ...
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when making whiskey (or beer) what is left of the barley?

[Mod: distilling is normally off-topic here, however, this question could equally be about making beer, since the primary subject is mashing/sparging and spent grain, so I'm keeping this question open ...
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What's the ratio of square feet of planted barley -- pounds of grains

If I were to grow barley, is there a known ratio for pounds of malted grain per square feet of planted crop? Edit: Someone from twitter posted this: http://www.gardensofeden.org/04%20Crop%20Yield%...
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How does malted wheat differ from malted barley?

Aside from the fact that they're two different types of grain, how do the two malted grains differ in terms of their effects in beer such as flavor, body, head, etc. when used as base malts?
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