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How might I thresh barley to make beer?? Answered

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.

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afridave

8 years ago

have you attempted to malt barley before?i have and it was really tediuos and was not succesful at all,personally id just buy malted barley,if you have a simple method please let us know.

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big trav

8 years ago

harvest it using a proper header would be my call!!! either that or the moccasin thing.

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usuk

9 years ago

Just go to the damn store and buy your beer

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cdubnbird

9 years ago

looks like the answers you already got are pretty solid. i've seen indians thresh some sort of similar plant by wearing moccasin boots and standing in a bucket and doing a dance on the plant. and they sang while they danced.