Mr. Chris Schmidt, seed producer extraordinaire, sent me this pic today along with the following message: "Morning Ryan - this is a pic of my farming buddy, Don Shelagowski, walking through the MSU winter malting barley field plot on his farm. Not sure which variety is headed out on his left but there are multiple varieties headed or in the boot. Field day will be on his farm June 25th." Who else is excited for The Thumb Field Day?? Click on the link in our bio to learn more!
A photo of the Winter Malting Barley Trial plots at KBS, taken yesterday by Dr. Brook Wilke. They'll look much more amber and wavy at the field day on June 20!! (Link to field day info is in our bio)
Pretzels and buns this time! I added some soft red wheat malt from Mushroom Head Malt Co. and small amounts of Macon Creek Malt's Munich, Vienna, and malted peas this time. All freshly milled on the Mockmill 100, of course!
A surprise care package from Mushroom Head Malt Co!! Thank you so much for the kind words and awesome gifts! A portion of that fresh soft red wheat malt will be going into the batch of pretzels I make this weekend!
A little maltier than it's Solid Gold counterpart with a hint of fruity esters. Easy, satisfying drinking for the first 80 degree Michigan day. Also, can't tell if the can or my pasty white knee is brighter.
When I get a chance, I try to prep lunches on Monday for the rest of the week. This week it's pastured beef arm roast, courtesy of Dr. Brook Wilke, with copious amounts of mushrooms, onions, and... BARLEY!!