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flaked grains and cloudiness
« on: October 01, 2016, 04:11:33 PM »
Do flaked grains (rye, oats, wheat, etc.) at 15% cause a beer to be cloudy?
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Re: flaked grains and cloudiness
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2016, 04:13:42 PM »
I can get beers to clear just fine with that amount of flaked grains. Unless a powdery yeast strain is used (wit yeast, hefe strain, etc).

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Re: flaked grains and cloudiness
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2016, 04:42:09 PM »
I have also had things that are approaching 20% flaked content that end up totally clear at the end.  I did one that was 20% (12% flaked barley and 6% flaked oats) and that came out totally clear after a little gelatin was used to speed up the process.  I commonly have things in the 10% area and they are all brilliantly clear.
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Re: flaked grains and cloudiness
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2016, 04:44:46 PM »
Do flaked grains (rye, oats, wheat, etc.) at 15% cause a beer to be cloudy?

Nope, not on their own.
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Re: flaked grains and cloudiness
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2016, 05:46:48 PM »
In an extract batch without any base malt to convert the starch, I would say yes, it's likely.
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Re: flaked grains and cloudiness
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2016, 06:27:53 PM »
I use 50% flaked wheat in my wit and it starts out cloudy but it's usually crystal clear before I finish drinking a batch.
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Re: flaked grains and cloudiness
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2016, 10:48:33 PM »
I use 50% flaked wheat in my wit and it starts out cloudy but it's usually crystal clear before I finish drinking a batch.

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