Topic: Barley Flour Beer
I got a 500 gram bag of barley flour at the health food store (about 1 1/10 pounds in weight) at a cost of #.76 (about $1.32 at today's conversion rate) for 500 grams. So, now I wonder, with sugar at #.75 -- could I make beer with barley flour and sugar, instead of the malt extract (#1.09 for a pound which produces a half gallon of beer.)?
] the 500 grams of barley flour (about 1 liter on a liquid measuring jug), mixed with
] 2 liters of warm water and some yeast from another bottle of beer already made into a plastic bucket. I covered it with a plastic shopping bag, secured with string. I will have a better airlock when I transfer it to the large plastic container that is still holding the fermenting malt extract beer.
Then, I put in a saucepan and brought to a boil:
] 1 liter of water
] 1/2 kilo white sugar (1.1 pound or 500 mls on the liter measure, cost #.35 or US$.53).
] 250 grams (tad over half a pound) of brown sugar (cost #.50 or US$.75).
] 1 Tablespoon carob powder (minimal cost -- I'll round up the final cost to include the small bits.)
] 1 Tablespoon of mixed spice ( " )
] 1 Tablespoon of ground coffee ( " )
I added the sugar water to the barley flour water in the bucket. I made sure it was not too hot, and then I added some more yeast sediment. After I bottle the malt extract beer in the large plastic container, the container will have a lot of yeast at the bottom of it. I'll pour the barley flour liquid in that and add more water then.