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Uses for extra specialty malt

Discussion in 'Grain, Malt and Adjuncts' started by azzachaz, 2/8/19.

 

  1. azzachaz

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    Posted 2/8/19
    A friend of mine was at a fire sale of a closing down local brewery and brought me some malt.
    Unfortunately he didnt know the difference between base and speciality malt so now I have about 60kg of 'brown', 'black', and 'roasted barley' malts.

    What can I do with it?

    Can it be processed into something a bit longer lasting or am i going to end up having to toss it?

    I full grain brew once every 2-3 months so it would take me a long time to use in my own brews
     
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    Posted 2/8/19
    Porters/dark Ale,Stout..ask brewers near you would they like some
     
  3. TheSumOfAllBeers

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    The brown can be used in styles up to 50% ie a brown ale. It’s a great malt.

    Black is a highly misunderstood malt, but again it is hard to use in high proportions. In the right beer style you could make up 10-20% of the grist with black malt.

    Roast barley can only be used in stouts as a serious proportion of the grist.
     
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    Unmilled it will store for a while (24 months maybe?) but will then lose some flavour as well as mash efficiency. If you know someone with a still then make a few high gravity washes and get your whisky on!

    Otherwise post it up for sale on here if it's fresh enough
     
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    Posted 2/8/19
    Great idea. I have a heap of large Ikea zip lock bags. Should I break it down into 1 or 2kg bags?(or something else).
     
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    Posted 2/8/19
    I'm glad I posted. I hadn't thought of this as I usually to sugar washes for spirits. Great idea!
     
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    Posted 3/8/19
    Either would be fine. Easier to use large quantities of the brown than the black or roasted barley.
     
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    Posted 5/8/19
    I cant make the meeting Wed, but I can bag up the malts for someone to pick up? Let me know if you're interested. I can provide unmilled/milled if you let me know.
    Dont want it to go to waste.

    I did a brew with the brown on the weekend. Only got to 1.032 so (as expected) i'm going to be lucky to get to 2% ABV. That's a lot of work to get whiskey so I dont think I will do another run.
     

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