Re: Regarding separation of the barley husk,
- --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "rocky_creek1" <rocky_creek@d...>
>Feed store barley should work fine, but the quality will only be as
> I would be fermenting on the grain, not sparging.
good as the quality of the grain. Where I come from (now central
Tennessee) feed store barley is quite dusty and often has some mildew.
If the grain is clean and high quality, There is no need to remove the
husks from the milled grain, just break the kernal coarsely to expose
the starchy endosperm. The husk contains no fermentables, and is
inert. Milling the barley to remove the husk, a process called
"pearling" will waste a considerable quantity of starch and any
malting enzymes present.