Author Topic: Adjunct Mash  (Read 697 times)

Offline resto3

  • Cellarman
  • **
  • Posts: 69
    • View Profile
Adjunct Mash
« on: March 21, 2011, 04:52:53 PM »
Randy Mosher talks aboiut doing an adjuct mash when using ingredients like raw wheat and oats for his wit.  He suggest using 6-row malt for this.  If I don't have 6-row will 2 row be good enough? 

Richie

Offline tomsawyer

  • Senior Brewmaster
  • ******
  • Posts: 1694
    • View Profile
Re: Adjunct Mash
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2011, 05:31:48 PM »
These days a 2-row base malt has nearly as good a diastatic power as 6-row, I'm sure it will convert a good portion of adjunct as long as it is gelatinized.
Lennie
Hannibal, MO

Offline violaleebrews

  • Cellarman
  • **
  • Posts: 59
  • "the bottle was dusty, but the liquor was clean"
    • View Profile
Re: Adjunct Mash
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2011, 06:04:36 AM »
don't forget there is much more husk in the 6-row.  try it both ways (if you have the time and resources) and let us know the results.

Offline tomsawyer

  • Senior Brewmaster
  • ******
  • Posts: 1694
    • View Profile
Re: Adjunct Mash
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2011, 06:29:45 AM »
True, you could add some rice hulls to mimic husks for the adjunct portion.  I haven't needed it for wheat beers, some other adjuncts tend to slow the lautering though.
Lennie
Hannibal, MO

Offline Malticulous

  • Brewer
  • ****
  • Posts: 367
    • View Profile
Re: Adjunct Mash
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2011, 03:54:36 PM »
You really only need enough DP to get conversion before cooking. I don't think you even need complete conversion because that can happen in the main mash. I've done cereal mashes with Pilsner malt.