wheat, wheat, and more wheat... Beer?

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I have found out that I am alergic to wheat. Great. Now what? I've got 600#'s (or more) of wheat berries. Toss it in the river or... Give it away? My ducks won't/can't eat it, so, what to do with it? I've read that food banks prefer canned or frozen food as most working mothers/poor don't have time to prepare meals from scratch... Can I make beer from it? love, Robert

-- Robertis Paranoid (robertisstumped@hotwater.com), January 07, 2000


I'd give my right name and address, but I am tired of of the porn sites coming to my box. So---- anyway, there are still people who would like to buy up your wheat. You didn't say where you live,but if it is packaged great, not still in the bag or maybe even if it is, you might start putting the word out that you are allergic to it and someone will want it. So Robert, figure out who prepares for anything in your area and go for it.

-- wheaties (wheat @wheat .com), January 07, 2000.

If you have decided you must give it away... You may wish to contact your local Mormon Church or Seventh Day Adventist. They would both probably to overjoyed to have it.

-- Aunt Bee (SheriffAndy@mayberry.com), January 07, 2000.

Call the bishop (listed in the white pages for each local church) for the mormon church in your area. Tell him how much you have and what you want to get for it. He will likely know of several local members who would be happy to purchase it from you.

-- smfdoc (smfdoc@aol.com), January 07, 2000.

Would you also be allergic to sprouted wheat? In any case, do not give your wheat away. Sell it , or barter it for other foods. If your wheat is nitro-packed for long storage and you are in E TX or LA email me.

-- RT (Rngfr49@yahoo.com), January 07, 2000.

Bet your ducks could eat it if it was sprouted---but then---would you be able to eat the ducks???????????????

-- Midnightmom (myhouse@bigfoot.com), January 08, 2000.

I'll second the thought on sprouting it. Not only *may* your allergy be ameliorated, but, the wheat will be a *lot* more nutritious. And, I do suspect your ducks would eat it sprouted too. They might eat it non-sprouted if you cracked it. If you've got a grain mill, set it fairly wide and run some through as a test. If not, blast some in a blender for a few seconds. (BTW, you can make fantastic cracked wheat flour in a blender -- you'll get a mix of everything from fine flour to nice sized cracked pieces, and it'll make the best bread you've ever tasted. Presuming "you" is someone else who isn't allergic, of course. [g])

As to beer, I *think* it's made from sprouted barley, but I'm not sure. You could probably make firewater from the wheat, but then you'd have to worry about "revenooers".

But if you do get a license to distill it -- no idea what that entails -- you *could* use it for fuel, presuming you prepared your engine to handle it (entails making sure the seals etc. won't break down, and possibly rejetting your carb).

-- Ron Schwarz (rs@clubvb.com.delete.this), January 08, 2000.

You could make beer from wheat, although many commercial wheat beers also have some barley malt in addition to the wheat malt. However, most people that are allergic to wheat are allergic to it in all of it's forms, and so beer may not be a solution for you unless it is just for your friends to drink. Also, malting grain for beer is another skill that takes time and practice to get good at.

-- Jim (jiminwis@yahoo.com), January 08, 2000.

re alcohol motor fuel

fifteen parts air to one part gasoline

nine parts air to one part alcohol

all other things being equal, pull your manual choke out about half way and go.

-- RT (Rngfr49@yahoo.com), January 08, 2000.

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