Originally Posted by bigben24
First time w wheat. Had read that time at that temp would get enzymes rolling and get some sugar out. Using enough lme and honey to get abv in range I'd like. Was hoping for some color and additional wheat vibe from the wheat.
Am I wrong in this gameplan. Again I'm very new and looking to absorb knowledge.
The wheat will convert itself, but a mash requires you to be a bit more careful than 40 minutes at 165-185. There's no reason not to do a mini-mash, but if you are essentially going to be mashing anyway you should really put the effort in to do it properly. Principally, that means temp control.