I could say the same about beerIf all else fails and you can actually go somewhere in Montana, I'm sure you could find a farmer that would fill your 5 or 10 gallon bucket right from the silo for a few bucks. Of course you'd have to malt it yourself, but that could be fun too.
My dad still grows wheat in North Texas, so at some point I'd like to do a wheat beer using his wheat that I've malted myself. Unfortunately no hops around there....
It's not too hard to make malt. It's a lot harder to make good malt.
Yeah, I know what you mean. The little I've read intimidates me enough that I haven't done this yet. For a small percentage of wheat in a recipe that's not "wheat focused" I might do it, but I'm not brave enough to try and make a 50+% wheat malt beer out of something I malted myself.
it's not that hard to make good malt. understanding the process and controlling temp, moisture, and time are really all it takes.
however it is time consuming. check out the craft malters guild http://www.craftmalting.com/author/craft_malt_site/
they might at least have some info about local (to you) malt houses. good luck! it is becoming easier to find. there are two malt houses within a couple hours of me here in VT.