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Is there any way to tell if your grains are properly hydrated.. other than inoculating?
    #3407098 - 11/25/04 04:29 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

I just made up some wheat berry jars. Is there any way to tell if the moisture content is OK besides knocking them up and waiting to see how it goes?

I soaked for 24hrs and simmered for 30mins.. then let drain for about an hour, shaking frequently.

It looks a little dry to me, but I'm thinking my perception of what is "correct" may be a little off.


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Re: Is there any way to tell if your grains are properly hydrated.. other than inoculating? [Re: discman1]
    #3407117 - 11/25/04 04:38 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

I think simmering is the best insurance that you can have. Did you wait til some of them started to burst? Cause thats a green light on hydration.


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Re: Is there any way to tell if your grains are properly hydrated.. other than inoculating? [Re: spliffmasta]
    #3407151 - 11/25/04 05:02 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Yeah.. like 1%.


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Re: Is there any way to tell if your grains are properly hydrated.. other than inoculating? [Re: discman1]
    #3407170 - 11/25/04 05:23 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

It should be OK then.
You could make a test and let a part of the batch simmer for another 5 minutes, then you will see if there is any difference.


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