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How can I thresh my barley to make beer?

I have a patch of 2-row barley growing, thickly. When ready I can mow with my tractor-mounted sickle bar mower. But how can I thresh the grain from the straw so it will still sprout, to make malt for my home-brewed beer? I tried an unpowered reel lawnmower, didn't work. This year I expect to try running my snowblower on slow, using tarps to catch grain. But I expect I could construct a small thresher, Powered or not? Prefer hand power to grow my own beer.

lemonie7 years ago
Like Kiteman, if you can't go industrial on this, go old-school.
Some links (may be useful)
http://home.rconnect.com/~lundgwjp/championrepair.htm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWt3IIcw7SQ
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Kiteman7 years ago
You could try doing it old-school, and make a flail.