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Using Toasted Wheat Flakes
« on: November 19, 2013, 06:19:46 AM »
We have a brewery here who brew an organic Kolsch. They use Pilsner malt and toasted wheat flakes in their fantastic beer. No amounts though. I am thinking something like 92% Pils malt and 8% toasted wheat flakes. Am I using too much or too little wheat flakes? I have never used them before.

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Re: Using Toasted Wheat Flakes
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2013, 06:51:11 AM »
I've only used wheat flakes in wit, but for a Kolsch I think 8% would be enough - certainly not too little. I assume you'll be toasting them yourself? With oats you want to toast them and let them air out for a few days before use to let some volitile compounds mellow out. I assume the same is true for wheat. At a minimum, don't do what I did the first time I toasted oats. Threw them straight from the oven to the mash. 1lb of 350F oats will really mess up your mash temperature!
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Re: Using Toasted Wheat Flakes
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2013, 07:12:17 AM »
They are already toasted. At least that is what I read on the web-site.

http://www.ontariobeerkegs.com/product_p/malt-1lb-toastedwheatflakes.htm

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Re: Using Toasted Wheat Flakes
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2013, 08:03:19 AM »
No worries then. You could ask the brewery about amounts. Most are happy to give guideance to homebrewers.
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