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May 30, 2010 11:23 AM

ISO Malted Barley

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. 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.

    7 Replies
    1. re: jayt90

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

      1. re: chunkeymonkey

        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.

        1. re: chunkeymonkey

          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.

          1. re: foodyDudey

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

            1. re: chunkeymonkey

              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:

              1. re: foodyDudey

                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.

                1. re: chunkeymonkey

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

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