Originally Posted by sengsational
learn how to malt your own barley. I don't know anyone that does that or even knows how.
Malting is not rocket surgery.
1. Wet the grain and let it begin to sprout.
2. Dry it.
As with most agricultural processes, timing is everything. The combinations of wetting time, drying time and drying temperature can produce hundreds of different types of malt.
A friend of mine once decided to make his own malt.
He bought some seed barley and planted it.
At harvest time, he wanted to simplify the process, so he used his wife's washing machine and dryer to automate the malting process.
It was several years later when SWMBO finally stopped reminding him about his experiment.