I have made wheat malt with good success.... put 5 lbs of wheat in a
bucket and cover it with water overnight. then rinse it several times
with fresh water and drain it very dry. rinse it and drain it every
12 hours until it has a tail as long as the grain.... dry it in a food
dryer and rub off the root tails....plastic bag it and refrigerate.
Grind it like barley malt before you use it....works great
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "rhodeseng" <rhodeseng@...> wrote:
> I've had better success in malting wheat rather than corn.
> Again its a lot of trouble to keep it from souring and getting real
> -- In email@example.com, "homemade12476"
> <homemade12476@> wrote:
> > the conversion strength of the malt was one thing i was worried
> > about.i knew it would be a little weak but not that bad.thanks pint.
> > --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Sherman" <pintoshine@>
> > >
> > > I have in the past had extensive experience with corn malt. I have
> > > both malted and mashed with it. You are correct about the cost
> but the
> > > yield is not that good.
> > > First of all the conversion strength of a well converted corn
> malt is
> > > barely able to convert itself using 100% malt. The sugar yield
> with a
> > > really good mashing yield only gives about a 1.060 starting
> > > max. The alcohol yield is only about 4 to 5% abv which is about
> > > same as a medium gravity beer. The physical limitations of
> > > limit the grain to water ratio resulting in a medium beer also.
> > >
> > > Other constraints are the usual contaminants of butyric acid-
> > > bacteria and lacto bacteria. These are both indigenous to corn and
> > > troublesome.
> > >
> > > Be prepared for a lot of work in soaking, water changes, turning
> > > malt and mashing.
> > >
> > > --- In email@example.com, "homemade12476"
> > > <homemade12476@> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > i know from past post that making your own malt is tricky.
> > > > this past week i was up at my dads house,my bro has been using
> > > > corn in his deer feeder. i asked him if the corn would grow,
> > > > about malting it.i know from past post and questions i asked ,
> > > > would not be EZ.i but he said look in the back of my truck.i
> walked up
> > > > and seen 3 inch stringers growing in the bed of the truck.i
> know that
> > > > most mashes with commercial malts call for 16 to 20 % malt i
> want to
> > > > try 30% with my home made homemade corn malt.and grind with a
> > > > grinder.i will try it off the grain ,something i have still
> > > > done.looking at $7.50 to $9.00 for whole grain corn and the
> same price
> > > > for cracked corn at 50 pounds.this is even cheaper than sugar
> if it
> > > > works.i would like any input or ideas.
> > > > thanks ,chris
> > > >
> > >