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Offline Jkrehbielp

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Amount of rice hulls needed
« on: February 17, 2017, 02:45:12 AM »
I am brewing a Witbier Saturday using a cereal mash for the wheat. The last time I brewed this recipe I had a horribly stuck mash.

It's an 11 gallon batch and I'm using rice hulls for only the second time.

Is half a pound of rice hulls likely to be enough, or should I use the full pound?

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Re: Amount of rice hulls needed
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2017, 11:20:10 AM »
A half pound will be enough.
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Re: Amount of rice hulls needed
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2017, 11:36:48 AM »
I recommend they be wet rice hulls.  Otherwise they'll suck up all your wort.


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Re: Amount of rice hulls needed
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2017, 02:33:35 PM »
I recommend they be wet rice hulls.  Otherwise they'll suck up all your wort.


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They shouldn't, but running them under water is a good idea as I have seen some dirty rice hulls.

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Re: Amount of rice hulls needed
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2017, 02:39:12 PM »
On the few times I've used them, I've soaked them overnight. The 1/2 lb should be fine.
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Re: Amount of rice hulls needed
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2017, 11:11:17 PM »
Thanks, everyone

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Re: Amount of rice hulls needed
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2017, 09:00:55 AM »
We've all been there with a stuck sparge.  I usually use 4 cups.  Not sure what that measures out too in weight.

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Re: Amount of rice hulls needed
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2017, 12:22:54 PM »
An alternative to ricehulls that's free and easy is grain conditioning. It takes only a few minutes and will negate the use of hulls.
http://www.lowoxygenbrewing.com/uncategorized/grain-conditioning/


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