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White Wheat Malt - Mill it?
« on: April 28, 2011, 12:37:58 PM »
So, I don't drink wheat beers.  I've got a really good friend who likes wheat beers and has financed several of my brewing expenses.  So I'm making him a wheat beer.  First off, do I need to mill it?  Also, I've got some spare rice hulls lying around, should I through them into the mash so my runoff  doesn't get stuck?  My system sticks real bad with oats, is wheat different?
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Re: White Wheat Malt - Mill it?
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2011, 12:39:44 PM »
Absolutely mill it.
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Re: White Wheat Malt - Mill it?
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2011, 12:40:03 PM »
I have used the white wheat a few times and yes I milled it (or had the LHBS mill it for me) I don't have problems with stuck mashes (knock on wood) but I suppose it can't hurt to ad some rice hulls I know wheat in general is considered a sticky adjunct.
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Re: White Wheat Malt - Mill it?
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2011, 12:41:39 PM »
I mill malted wheat so it breaks the kernel down for more surface area to be exposed increasing efficiency. I would definably use rice hulls if you are worried about a stuck mash. Why chance it?

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Re: White Wheat Malt - Mill it?
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2011, 12:45:47 PM »
Gotcha.  Thanks for the quick reply, guys!   Gonna brew this one tomorrow, probably.
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