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chunkeymonkey May 30, 2010 11:23 AM

So I have recently been reading Peter Reinhart's books on making your own bread at home,One specific ingredient it asks you for which bread flour should have,but in Canada it does not! way to go Canada ,is Malted Barley for better flavor and texture in bread.

Anyone know where I can find some Malted Barley,or direct me to somewhere that sells good bread flour that has it included as an ingredient.

Thank you

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  1. jayt90 RE: chunkeymonkey May 30, 2010 11:36 AM

    The brew your own wine and beer places will have it. It is very thick, and one can should last a long time if you only need one or two T per loaf.

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      chunkeymonkey RE: jayt90 May 30, 2010 02:59 PM

      I have checked with wine brewers none of them have it,and there dosen't seem to be many beer brewing suppliers in Toronto

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        Hmm RE: chunkeymonkey May 30, 2010 03:11 PM

        I ran into the exact same problem and ended up ordering it online from the states... It was not that expensive and I don't use much of it.

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          foodyDudey RE: chunkeymonkey May 31, 2010 04:09 AM

          That is surprising, as back when I was making beer at home it was very easy to find. Try Fermentaions on Danforth Ave. You could also try calling Magnotta winery in Vaughan as they sell malt to the brew-your-own places.

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            chunkeymonkey RE: foodyDudey May 31, 2010 07:14 PM

            Went to Magnotta today, and they didint have it.ill try Fermentations

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              foodyDudey RE: chunkeymonkey May 31, 2010 07:46 PM

              You went there? I'd just call the places, no need to go without calling. At one point in time about 15 to 20 years ago, I am sure that Grain Process Enterprises also sold malt.

              What you need is diastatic malt. Here is a recipe to make some: http://www.dryit.com/diastaticmalt.html

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                chunkeymonkey RE: foodyDudey Jun 1, 2010 04:46 PM

                Found some today at Fermentations, although it is not Diastatic Malt Barley, It is a Spray Malt powder it tastes sweet and malty, I think it will work.

                thanks everyone.

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                  jackso RE: chunkeymonkey Oct 14, 2010 07:08 PM

                  how did your bread turn out with the spray malt ? J

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        ITALIAN.MAMA RE: chunkeymonkey May 31, 2010 08:22 PM

        Malted barley is NOT a "natural ingredient in ANY flour! It is added by man!

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