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weird flaked barley
« on: December 29, 2014, 11:17:52 PM »
Hello everyone, has anyone had flaked barley that smells and tastes like rawhide?..I usually get my ingredients from online vendors like NB,morebeer and never had a problem..2 days ago i stopped into a LHBS and gave the clerk my list of items and did not think much about it..to make a long story short i dumped the wort before it made it to the kettle..Im just curious what made that FB so bad..it ruined the whole batch it gave a overwhelming rawhide smell/flavor to the wort..mind you this is a recipe i have brewed for years with 100% success..i dont think it was stale cause it was crunchy..i wonder what was up with that FB

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Re: weird flaked barley
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2014, 11:19:47 PM »
Any signs of mold or insect residue?

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Re: weird flaked barley
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2014, 11:21:30 PM »
Any signs of mold or insect residue?

not at all just the smell of rawhide after the dog been chewing it for a while.

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Re: weird flaked barley
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2014, 12:12:17 AM »
Any signs of mold or insect residue?

not at all just the smell of rawhide after the dog been chewing it for a while.

I have not but that sounds terrible! Wonder if it was processed from animal feed grade barley.

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Re: weird flaked barley
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2014, 01:34:29 PM »
Unless it was contaminated, my only guess is that it was just old.  I've had milled grains, flours, etc go stale. I wouldn't have said 'rawhide' but its definitely not fresh grain aroma.
 
Since you had already mashed, how are you sure it was the flaked barley? Did you have some left over?
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Re: weird flaked barley
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2014, 05:10:47 PM »
Did they accidentally mill some rawhide instead of flaked barley?
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Re: weird flaked barley
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2014, 05:19:03 PM »
Unless it was contaminated, my only guess is that it was just old.  I've had milled grains, flours, etc go stale. I wouldn't have said 'rawhide' but its definitely not fresh grain aroma.
 
Since you had already mashed, how are you sure it was the flaked barley? Did you have some left over?

My thoughts too.
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