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wheat beer

Discussion in 'General Recipe Discussion' started by iecplumbing, 18/10/18.

 

  1. iecplumbing

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    Posted 18/10/18
    hi im new at making wheat beer ( all grain ) to add more body to the brew I was thinking Raw Wheat (Unmalted) what do you think and if im right how much in a 23lt brew
     
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    Posted 18/10/18
    Raw (unmalted) wheat is used in a Belgian Wit but I don't think it is to add body.
    What makes you think raw wheat will add body?
    Is it a German wheat beer or a Belgian or some other type of wheat beer you are planning to make?
     
  3. iecplumbing

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    Posted 18/10/18
    german wheat beer it has 2.3kg wheat malt 2.2 kg pilsner malt .25 kg munich dark 21lt batch I find the beer a bit light in body
     
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    Posted 18/10/18
    You cold do a step mash, say 65 deg C for 30 mins and then 72 for 30 mins or you could use a less attenuative yeast
     
  5. iecplumbing

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    Posted 18/10/18
    my step mash for this is 63c for 15 73c for 35 and mash out 78c for 15 and I use WB-06 yeast
     
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    Posted 18/10/18
    Add 50 to 100 gr of Carawheat or Caramunich. That'll give you some body.
    If you don't want to do a step mash, just mash at 67 or 68ÂșC for 90 minutes, and 90 min boil, and you should be OK.
     
  7. iecplumbing

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    Posted 18/10/18
    thankyou
     
  8. Sidney Harbour-Bridge

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    Posted 19/10/18
    WB06 is quite a high attenuating yeast, 80 % according to my notes, I started using WLP 351 last year and that attenuates 78% every time, it seems to me to add just enough body. Caramel wheat should not be needed in a wheat beer
     
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    Posted 19/10/18
    Some people use flaked/torrified wheat instead of raw wheat apparently to add body.
     
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    Posted 27/10/18
    Cook 200g of porridge in water and add to the mash, will give body and add to the flavour, also a nice creamy head
     

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