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redrich2000 started a discussion

Is unpeated barley still dried in a peat-fired kiln but with no smoke allowed to contact it? Or are they not kiln dried at all?

Is barley ever dried using a non-peat fire?

9 years ago

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@FMichael
FMichael replied

From what I understand - many distilleries use anthracite (a form of coal) when they dry/roast their barley.

It does the job as intended - however little to no 'smokiness' will be noticed on the finished product - the whisky.

9 years ago 0

@bourbondrinker

From what I have red there are different ways of drying the malted barley other than using peat (like heating machines..)

9 years ago 0