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GHW

It certainly looks the biz TM. 

I’ll put in an advance order for 10kilos next year.

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Tigermoth
Yer okay Gareth ðŸ˜† but I have to build the kiln first before I do any more as it is a real pain in the 'arris drying it then doing batches in the oven where I could do 10 Kg in a kiln no problem I just have to get myself into gear to build it as I have most of the materials to do so. You may regret the request when you get the bill for postage though😁
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Clibit
Looks great Leigh, great job, and the less sweet crystal could be a good thing. 
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Pesho77


 It does look the part, very well done.

 Pesh
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EspeciallyBitter
I think a bit of biscuit malt could be useful. But I'm willing to bet a brew made with 100% of your pale malt will make something delicious.

It's really impressive what you're doing, Leigh.
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Tigermoth
Thanks for the support guys I appreciate it and I enjoy sharing this with you as it has made me realise what the "Farmhouse" brewers and maltesers had to do to get a pint. I guess I am lucky that I have modern gadgets to help me do it. The biggest issues I have had so far is not enough space to get a really good crop of barley off unless I dug up the rest of my veggie garden and utilised that space too, bird damage was another big issue this year. To be able to do more malting will be to construct a drying kiln big enough to take 10 kg at a time or even 5 kg would be okay as drying is not hard but has to be done properly. Buying in organic barley grain from the South Island in 25 kg bags will be the way to go. I now have to rest the malted barley for a few weeks before I can use it but that's okay as I have plenty to be getting on with.
I agree that the biscuity flavoured malt maybe better than the crystal that I made last time as it will give a different flavour, having said that I only made 100 grams of it so it will just add a little flavour and a very small amount of colour I suspect.
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