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doon

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Just wondering if people with bm's have used large portions of wheat with success. Up until now I have only used 500 grams. Want to do a recipe with 2.5kg pale 2.5kg wheat and wondering if I will get wort fountains etc
 

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Batz should be able to tell you. He has a Braumeister and loves wheat beers.
 

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in the instruction booklet that comes with the braumiester there is a recipie for your first beer with it, from memory it was 50/50 wheat/barley malt so i doubt you should have any problems if thats what there telling people to use
 

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Yeah was thinking that about recipe in book couldnt really find anyone's experience though on net. Ah well just see how it goes!
 

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surely someone has brewed that recipe, i know i planned to when i got mine

fingers crossed, maybe throw in some rice gulls just incase?
 

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I've not had any problems with higher quantities of wheat, though I think 30% would be the highest I've gone. That was unmalted wheat for a Lambic. It gave my mill hell but the BM seemed fine with it.
 

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Hi Doon,

Yes you can. I just made a New Year Witbier with more than 50% wheat on my 20lt BM. MHB has made some 100% wheats on his 50lt. Its very possible.

Malts (5.3kg bill)

Wheat Malt - 47.5%
Pilsner Malt - 33.4%
Flaked Wheat - 14.6%
Acidualted Malt - 4.5%

I ran the BM with the following mash schedule

Time 20/20/90/30/15
Temp 40/52/66/72/76

Sparging with 9 litres after a start volume of 25 and boiled for 90 mins.

Fermented with Wyeast Forbidden Fruit and can say, its one of the best beers I have made after 3 years of brewing ( my 4th on the BM though )

:super:
 

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Doon,

Come to think of it, MHB told me to replace the 40 degree hydration rest to a 32c rest which i did for 20 mins, it wasnt circulating during this time. I mashed in and every 5 mins for 20 mins would give it a good mash paddling. Then i put the filter on and started her up. He also said to check it during the mash (as you know with a BM it needs little attention whilst in operation) to check it to make sure it was pumping good. If not, press pause, remove cross bar and filter and give the malt a stir. I didnt have to do this, she ran sweet and the wort went from white to quite clear.

Hope this helps.

Dan
 

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Cheers mate that helps heaps!
 

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Pratty1 said:
Yes you can. I just made a New Year Witbier with more than 50% wheat on my 20lt BM. MHB has made some 100% wheats on his 50lt. Its very possible.
I'm interested in trying a 100% wheat beer in my braumeister.

Has anyone else done it, or knows if MHB used rice hulls for his?
 

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I cant recall if MHB used seagulls for a 100% wheat but it would be a good idea too if you havent done it before. are you talking a 20lt or 50lt BM? also why the 100% recipe?
 

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Interested in brewing a Graetzer, which is 100% oak smoked wheat malt.

I've got a 20L BM - it would only require 3ish kg of malt, so the grainbed wouldn't be compacted too much. I guess rice hulls are a good idea though - how much would you recommend?
 

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that sounds like a nice beer. hmmm smoked wheat B)

The recommended amount I know of is 100g per 1kg of malt.

With only 3kg going into a 20lt malt pipe you shouldnt have any worries there will be plenty of room. Id suggest still to mash in at a low 30's and stir it every 5 mins for 20 mins before you starting her up and keep and eye on it for a bit, especially after the pump breaks.

Goodluck.
 

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I regularly do 50/50 brews with full volume BIAB, which is a similar process to the BM and never get a stuck mash, if that's what you are concerned about. Doesn't MHB recommend/sell an extra circular fabric filter pad that fits the top filter of the BM? If he does wheats with that setup then you'd have no problems with a plain BM I'd guess.
 

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I've done two wheats on my 20L BM this year - both 60/40. It wasn't till I'd finished the first one and had it in the fermenter that I relised I hasn't used any Hulls as intended. Therefore the second batch was done without rice hulls also with no drama.

My next batch will be back to my old recipe 70/30 which I have been using for 15 years without rice hulls. Gravity,time and gentle lautering stops stuck sparges.
 

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I have done 60% in my 20l. It is just a matter of getting a good crush on the rest of your grain. If you order off MHB (wear I get my grain) and let him know what it is for you should not have any trouble.
 

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I've no issues with large % wheat bills. I find if anything letting it hydrate in on the mash in cycle for a good 10 - 15 mins makes all the difference prior to stir and program start.
 

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