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Red Bulgur as Spawn

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#1 Deleena24



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Posted 26 January 2019 - 07:47 PM

Anyone ever tried it? Apparantly it's made from whole red wheat berries that have been parboiled, dried, then cracked.

I'm assuming that process would've removed alot of the starch, and it should be relatively sterile, its food grade and doesnt evem need a rinse...

Any ideas on how to prep it? It says it cooks in 15 min, so I was thinking a 5 to 8 min simmer, drain well, put in jar and PC? Anyone have any suggestions?

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#2 roc


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Posted 27 January 2019 - 08:55 AM

I think you are correct in the short simmering time.
If you did the 15 minutes with the core of the whet exposed it's going to be very soft and have a tendency to clump.
With that being said the challenge will be getting the moisture content right.

If using it for spawn failed one could use it for a nutritious substrate for a grain loving Thai strain.

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Posted 27 January 2019 - 12:14 PM

Just thinking if it cooks in 15, that means soft enough for people to eat. I think your simmer would work.

I'd bring it to a boil and turn it off, judge from there, Probaly end up being the same time frame same result. But I like boiling things.

This stuff would probably be a good candidate for no prep, water and grain straight to jars and in the pc.
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Posted 27 January 2019 - 02:40 PM

I'm going to make up a few pints today or tonight and let you know how it goes.
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Posted 06 February 2019 - 12:01 AM

How did it go?

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Posted 06 February 2019 - 12:17 AM

Red bulger = cracked wheat that is parboiled. Sounds like a total disaster. Wheat can get mushy in the center (endosperm) and with this being cracked already it will probably be a mess.

Edited by sandman, 06 February 2019 - 12:19 AM.

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