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    Seeking to hire experienced maltster Virginia micro-malting facility nearing completion. Extensive knowledge of malting as well as brewing experience would be helpful. Call Barry at 434/531-7362 (Nelson County Virginia)

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    hello barry -

    Sounds like you are getting somewhere ...glad to see your moving forward .
    lijah - lbeer2@rocketmail.com
    cheers,

    Lijah Foregger
    lbeer2@rocketmail.com

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    • #3
      Yeah, Lijah! The malt house has turned into first phase. Should be able to do 8,000 to 10,000 pounds every 4-5 days (depending on how the kiln works with static pressure). Farm brewery is still in the plans, it will be phase 2. I've got 45 acres of 2 row barley going in the ground next week for harvest early next summer. Until then I'll be malting 6 row thoroughbred barley to get things moving along. How are things with you? What part of the world are you in now? Someplace tropical, I hope!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Wood Ridge Farm View Post
        Yeah, Lijah! The malt house has turned into first phase. Should be able to do 8,000 to 10,000 pounds every 4-5 days (depending on how the kiln works with static pressure). Farm brewery is still in the plans, it will be phase 2. I've got 45 acres of 2 row barley going in the ground next week for harvest early next summer. Until then I'll be malting 6 row thoroughbred barley to get things moving along. How are things with you? What part of the world are you in now? Someplace tropical, I hope!
        Well awsome my freind.
        Yep im in the florida keys. One day id love to come check you out. Its a little cold there for me or I would come give you a hand. Currentlt im just consulting via phone.
        Glad your dream is comeing a reality
        cheers,

        Lijah Foregger
        lbeer2@rocketmail.com

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        • #5
          Sorghum?

          Have you considered growing sorghum? It is almost impossible (if not impossible) to obtain malted sorghum in the United States. There is a market for it. I am growing it in Ettrick, VA. It sure is easy. I have also conducted malting trials. Gluten free products are gaining momentum.

          Mike Brandt
          Virginia State University

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          • #6
            Love to see ya...especially if you know any thing about malting, I'd like to see you sooner rather than later. I have an apartment attached to the malt house available and I just finished a beautiful cabin on the river that I use occasionally for trout fishing but is a great place to stay. If not, whenever it's convenient or you're heading this way, be sure to call me and we can get together on farm brewery plans.
            Give me a call sometime.
            Thanks,
            Barry
            434/531-7362

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            • #7
              Hey Mike,
              I have grown sorghum, haven't malted any yet. Once I get fully underway, I intend to give the gluten-free market a good shot.
              Last edited by Wood Ridge Farm; 10-10-2013, 12:24 PM.

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              • #8
                Mike, If you have any sorghum suitable for malting, I'd like to buy some from you to do some trial malting and some R&D for the brewing side of it. Ive put together quite a few 40 gallon mashtons and brew kettles for trial batches of all sorts of grains that I can grow and malt here. When you have time, give me a call at 434/531-7362. I'd like to get some sorghum and see what other grains you might be growing.
                Thanks,
                Barry

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                • #9
                  We are growing 45 varieties for yield data over about 2 acres. All of our harvest has to be Sent to Suffolk, VA. I will check to see if any growers are interested in selling.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by lijah View Post

                    Well awsome my freind.
                    Yep im in the florida keys. One day id love to come check you out. Its a little cold there for me or I would come give you a hand. Currentlt im just consulting via phone.
                    Glad your dream is comeing a reality
                    https://www.brewingwithbriess.com/bl...-video-series/

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