Re: can you malt pearl barley?
- --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "Matt" <mauger81@...> wrote:
>It's dead. Won't germinate.
> Pearl barley is the barley you get in the dried bean section at the
> supermarket. I was wondering if you could malt it. It has the hull
> removed, and its polished so the bran is removed as well (whatever
> that means) so I'm not sure if its going to work, but I'm trying it
> with a half cup now. I was just wondering if anyone had every tried
> it. Also, I tried to figure out what kind of barley it comes from, to
> get an idea of diastatic power, but I couldn't find anything. Overall
> it would probably be easier to go to my local homebrew store and buy a
> few pounds to convert my cracked corn, but I was bored last night so
> we'll see how it goes I guess.