No, I'm not making beer, although I will say that the longer you let the barley soak, the more bubbly and sweeter smelling it gets! I almost smells good enough to drink.
I'm sprouting the barley for our chickens. A friend of mine who owns the feed store in town said that it has doubled his egg production! Really? I'm all for that, seeing as we are down to 4 chickens now and it's moulting season. And you know what that means....well, maybe you don't. (It means little to NO eggs!)
Well see how it all works out this winter with our limited sunlight and rainy days. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it will help us get some eggs!