Lactic Acid Bacteria/ Fermented grain

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Yo yo yo! I know some folks on here talk about lactic acid and have heard a few different ways of culturing your own....Well i am doing seed sprouted teas this year, and have found a rather expensive option from our local health foods store. Its organic sprouting barley un hulled, and in that packaging came a note on fermenting your feed.
Fermenting is the process of using naturally occurring lactic acid bacteria to enhance the digestibility and nutrition of a food source – both for humans and for animals. In our case, the process involves adding 3 parts water to one part feed and letting it sit for three days. As the bacteria reproduce in the anaerobic environment, they pre-digest some of the grains, turning the complex compounds into simple compounds. The soaking in water breaks the dormancy of the whole grains, making them not only softer and easier for the animals to digest but also starts to change the enzyme inhibitors that protect seeds. When the whole grains reach the gizzard, the softened shells are easier to pulverize into small pieces that are easier to digest. Plus, the expanded population of bacteria in the feed is a source of vitamins and protein as well – exactly like the probiotic cultures found in Greek yogurt.
What do yall think? how about a nice anaerobic smoothie?
 
Dirtbag

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Anaerobic... no, but I have used malted barley that I have for beer making extensively. Not even sure when or why I stopped?
I would make a thick mash and convert the starches into sugars and add that directly to my resivoir. Provides a pile of activated enzymes and maltose. I'd also sprinkle the ground malt flour on the top of the promix too. It was good stuff.
 
ezenzyme

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Yeah yeah, coot talks about it a bunch and i have used malted barley tea, topdressing and in soil mixes. Uhhh resivoir? Inside? DWC? its interesting stuff. doesnt malted barley have a lot of it converted already? If you eat malted barley its sweet. Same smell i get from my SST, if you let the sprouts go to long they eat most of that and just smell like water... i know that people talk about LAB. Royal queen seeds talks about its benefits and there are even a few older threads on here talking about doing milk cultures
 

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