Author Topic: Filtering through wheat straw  (Read 598 times)

Offline Tfwebster

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Filtering through wheat straw
« on: February 28, 2021, 07:06:02 pm »
If anyone has filtered their beer through wheat straw I'd like to hear about the process you used and the result.
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Offline HighVoltageMan!

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Re: Filtering through wheat straw
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2021, 05:21:26 am »
Belgian brewers used to add straw to the mash for the same reason rice hulls are added to mashed today. But to filter a finished beer through wheat straw seems to me to be a source of bacteria. I found this article and never realized straw was ever used in brewing. Thanks for teaching me something new.

http://www.horscategoriebrewing.com/2017/04/questions-on-role-of-hulls-hay-and-hops.html

Offline Tfwebster

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Re: Filtering through wheat straw
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2021, 03:19:14 pm »
Thank you for the reply. I got interested as I read Historical Brewing Techniques, and then I saw several places online where they were discussing it. I don't think that I am going to risk a batch of beer on it, but I am going to give it a go at some level.
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