Some facts as told to me on 17 October 2017;
4 grain steeps, 7 tonne in each. 2 -2.5 days. 3 times water and drain.
Casting the malt floor – 2 men approx 30 mins to empty 7 tonnes of barley. Left for 7 days. Barley germinates its own heat. Always warmer near the floor. 7 tonne makes 1 foot deep green malt in kiln. 15 – 17 hours peat smoke rises through grain. SMOKING not drying. Smoke first, then dry. 17 – 20 hours dry. 5% moisture. Trying for 55 ppm – anything over 50 is fine. Hand cut peats made from Spagnum moss, heather and grass.
5.5 tonne mash. 64.5 degrees strike point. Water is about 68 degrees, when mixed with grist reduces to 64.5. 1 & 2 & 3 waters all over lap. 2 & 3 waters are same temp. More to follow
another day….