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#1 stuartf

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Posted 08 April 2017 - 12:17 PM

In my lhbs today and they had a malt called Abyssinian purple malt. Talking to the guy it's a malted but unroasted wheat. He hasn't used it in anything yet so couldn't tell me what it did for a beer. Anyone heard of it or tried it? Is it some marketing wank or Is it legit?

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Posted 08 April 2017 - 12:33 PM

Buy some and take one for the team by seeing how it goes  :)



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Posted 08 April 2017 - 12:37 PM

Some info

 

Enter Purple Egyptian Barley. This is an ancient grain used extensively in the greater Egyptian area thousands of years ago.

 

https://www.palouseh...-barley-project

 

http://www.inlander....ent?oid=3249244



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Posted 08 April 2017 - 12:45 PM

Buy some and take one for the team by seeing how it goes :)

I seriously considered it but I don't
have enough time to brew the beers I have planned without adding randoms to the queue too.

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Posted 08 April 2017 - 01:24 PM

Pffftt



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Posted 08 April 2017 - 02:10 PM

Ok next time I'm in I'll grab some for a brew. Purple head of addis ale?

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Posted 08 April 2017 - 02:10 PM

Purple Helmet Warrior?

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Posted 08 April 2017 - 02:40 PM

Purple Helmet Warrior?

 

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Posted 08 April 2017 - 02:43 PM

what homebrew shop is it from? i wouldn't mind trying something different and a simple cream ale or the like should show up what it brings to the beer one way or another.



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Posted 08 April 2017 - 02:53 PM

One stop bar shop in mornington. My plan would be a pretty neutral ale style to get an idea what it brings to the party. I'm guessing if they are right about it being unroasted it would be maybe not bring much flavour but more mouthfeel and colour? By the way the husk looked a bit maroonish to me

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Posted 08 April 2017 - 03:17 PM

Be interesting how it would go as flour in bread

 

Barley goes Ok in bread, but has a lack of gluten ( has some but not enough ) so you cant use it straight


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Posted 11 April 2017 - 02:03 PM

Just a different strain of barley; one that allegedly has existed for thousands of years. 

 

I personally doubt it would add anything of value to a beer; the subtle differences are probably better for whiskey. In fact if it is an old strain, then the protein/nitrogen levels are likely to be very different to what we're used to.



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Posted 11 April 2017 - 07:27 PM

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Posted 11 April 2017 - 07:55 PM

Be game. Try a single malt beer on a small scale like a 5lt brew?

Is it actually purple coloured malt?



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Posted 11 April 2017 - 08:44 PM

Yeah I'll give it a whirl next time I head down the brew shop. Sample I saw was pre crushed but the husk looked maroonish to me

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Posted 17 April 2017 - 08:46 AM

ive got 5kg on its way to me so im planning a simple beer of 100% apm with just a light bittering charge of magnum to see what it is like on its own. ill make sure to post back here what my impressions are.