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Offline resto3

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Raw Wheat vs. Flaked Wheat.....
« on: September 28, 2011, 02:02:58 pm »

Wanted to brew a clone of the Bruery Black Orchade and it calls for 5 pounds of Flaked Wheat.  I have Raw wheat instead.  Can I use this with similar or prehaps better results?

Would I just mash it along with the Pilsner and Malted Oats?  How fine should I grind this?  Does it require special mash schedule such as a Decoction or will a single infusion mash do the trick to convert it?

Any advice is greatly appreciated!!



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Re: Raw Wheat vs. Flaked Wheat.....
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2011, 06:31:53 pm »
Give the rest of the details for your recipe - volume, mash temp, percentage of grist for the wheat, etc. 

IIRC they stew the wheat before they roll it; so to have the same effect you might want to boil the wheat with some pilsner and then add it to your main mash.  BUT, if it's just a small percentage of the grist you can just swap in the raw wheat and the pilsner will be able to convert it.

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Re: Raw Wheat vs. Flaked Wheat.....
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2011, 11:30:44 pm »
crush it very fine, mash for 90 min, and expect a much lower extract from them.