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« on: April 20, 2012, 06:46:09 PM »
How is this different than regular malted wheat? Is it as given to stuck sparges?
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« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2012, 07:11:53 PM »
I know that the protein level is different than red wheat.  I think it's higher but I'm not positive.


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Re: white wheat malt
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2012, 07:19:08 PM »
If you are talking about white vs. red wheat then there is not much difference between them from a flavor standpoint. The red wheat has a slightly fuller or rounder flavor as opposed to the white. I also understand that they runoff equally as well.
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« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2012, 07:42:58 PM »
Thankyou for your replies. I asked because I read where the white wheat grain is larger. In the description it said there was no need to readjust my grain mill. Which I have never done for wheat anyway.
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« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2012, 06:12:15 AM »
Some wheat is also a different size and could cause issues during grinding depending on your mill gap. I know the German wheat is always relatively close to the size of barley malt, American is sometimes smaller.
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Re: white wheat malt
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2012, 06:31:29 AM »
Some wheat is also a different size and could cause issues during grinding depending on your mill gap. I know the German wheat is always relatively close to the size of barley malt, American is sometimes smaller.

Ive noticed this also. Also for my palate, I think white wheat lacks the flavor of say Weyermann Pale Wheat.
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