boiled malted barley?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by shaggy, May 12, 2009.

  1. shaggy

    shaggy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i make my own beer ... in the process i buy malted barley and boil it

    what is leftover is a little sugary

    can i feed it to my week old chicks?
     
  2. sparkles2307

    sparkles2307 Terd of Hurtles

    um wouldnt that be a little yeasty? I wouldnt.
     
  3. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    No...you add yeast later. The malting process just sprouts the grain and converts some sugars.

    As a treat I don't see why that would be a problem.

    You could probably freeze them in portion controlled bags and just pull one out of the freezer every once in a while.
     
  4. shaggy

    shaggy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    cool ... thanks [​IMG]


    all the grains are pulled out halfway through the boiling process .... yeast isn't added until it has cooled down to 90 degree's

    this will be fun
     

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