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  • RLB
    Jan 28, 2013
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      If you are a true artist, try malting your own grains its not too difficult.  Sprout your grain, remove sprouts and roots, dry (possibly smoke) grind 25% and crush the rest.  When my experiments move to include grains, I cant wait to try malting.  If you watch the "Moonshiners" TV show, there is one person who doesn't use commercial yeast or sugar, and I have to try it that way this summer.


      From: tgfoitwoods <zymurgybob@...>
      To: Distillers@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Monday, January 28, 2013 1:25 AM
      Subject: [Distillers] Re: Gravity readings

      Dan, you are very welcome, of course.

      If you want to try a single grain whiskey, it's hard to beat a single malt using homebrew supply malted barley. It's already got the enzymes in it, and the procedure for barley malt is documented in lot of books and all over the web. Corn is several steps harder to work with, and I find barley whiskey delicious.

      Zymurgy Bob, a simple potstiller Making Fine Spirits
      --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "Dan D" wrote:
      > Zymurgy Bob;
      > Thanks for checking into this for me.
      > The amounts are pretty much right on, But I only ended up with a total of 4.5 gallons in my bucket. Which may have been the reason for the higher reading.
      > I didn't add the enzymes as you concluded. I went with a simple mash recipe I found online that I could start out with. But was unsure which malts to choose for it.
      > My aim is to make a single grain shine to learn on and expand once I had the first batch done for me to have a taste example to work from. The over all idea was to do a fruit infused shine, so I guess a neutral spirits is my goal. I will be looking into the malts to do my sugar conversions more.
      > But once it finishes fermenting I will post my finished readings.
      > Again thank you for taking the time to answer my question.

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