Growing barley for malting

After growing hops for a few years, I thought I would try growing some two-row Conlon barley to have a go at turning it into malt for brewing.  I probably won’t get a lot of product, but it should be a neat experience.

Not surprisingly, the seed looks very similar to malted barley grain.  I’ve planted most of this pound in a few stray spaces in the garden.   We’ll see how it goes.

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2 Responses to Growing barley for malting

  1. Nerdly Admin says:

    Update: the barley in the “few stray spaces” was all smothered up by rapidly growing tomato plants! Maybe next season.

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