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Wheat Question

Postby txbrewing » Thu Dec 29, 2016 6:25 pm

Basically how much is too much?

I can mash and ferment all grain, have been doing to for 10 years on the beer brewing side of the house.

This is the grain bill for my American Wheat Beer, and might be the first thing i run through the still (after the cleaning runs).
I might replace the CaraVienne with a darker crystal or even up to about 5 lb of flaked corn

FERMENTABLES:
10 lb - American - Red Wheat (50%)
8 lb - American - Pale 2-Row (40%)
2 lb - Belgian - CaraVienne (10%)

A few other questions that just came to mind:
1. can I use the backset from the Sac run?
2. Would I gain any flavour if I mashed something like the above and then used it as the base for an UJSSM

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Re: Wheat Question

Postby punkin » Thu Dec 29, 2016 7:09 pm

I have seen people recommend using only the first wort and then using the soarge water for strike water in the next batch. Should raise the OG significantly.
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Re: Wheat Question

Postby Mud » Thu Dec 29, 2016 8:09 pm

punkin wrote:I have seen people recommend using only the first wort and then using the soarge water for strike water in the next batch. Should raise the OG significantly.


The first person I ever heard that from was Goose Eye. Probably. He writes in fucking hieroglyphics so it's about impossible to search. But that seems right.

txbrewing wrote:Would I gain any flavour if I mashed something like the above and then used it as the base for an UJSSM

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Re: Wheat Question

Postby rgreen2002 » Thu Dec 29, 2016 9:22 pm

txbrewing wrote:A few other questions that just came to mind:
1. can I use the backset from the Sac run?


I wouldn't use anything from my sac run except maybe for making fires and cleaning.

As far as too much, just calculate your PPG and you will know if you're on track with the mash.
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