Can anyone tell me how to correctly figure out how much moisture is in my barley? As a rule of thumb they say a bushel of 2 row barley should weigh 48 pounds @ 14.5% moisture. I was having problems with my figures so I went to a grain mill and had it tested and the last bushel I got tested was at 12.5%. This caused my figures off by 2%. I am trying to get that barley kilned down to the correct moisture content for base malt. I already went though the germination process. After researching I found figures from 3% all the way to 9%. What should the correct moisture be? Now that I know that my barley is 12.5% I can figure the weigh of drying to calculate the final content (if I knew that) Is there any way I can figure out the moisture content of a new bag of barley without having to run down to the grain elevator? Thanks !!!