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shoebag22 10-18-2009 11:13 PM

flaked wheat vs. white wheat malt
 
Interchangeable or are they totally different? Looking at making a wit and am not sure of the difference between the two.

PintOfBitter 10-18-2009 11:27 PM

flaked wheat is purely an adjunct, white wheat malt can be used in larger amounts, up to use as a base grain.

different.

JesseRC 10-18-2009 11:32 PM

I had the same thoughts and was doing research about torrified wheat,

Edcculus 10-18-2009 11:50 PM

Torrified and flaked wheat are both unmalted wheat, and like PintOfBitter said, they are adjuncts. They can't be used in large percentages. They can however be added straight to the mash since the process to produce them gelatanizes the starches. Use them in any recipe calling for unmalted wheat (lambics, other sour beer, witbier). Small amounts can be used to increase head retention.

Wheat malt is the same as barley malt (2 row, maris otter, pilsner etc), except its made from wheat (duh!). Its used in some percentage as the base grain in conjunction with Pils or 2 row in any wheat style. Hefeweizens tend to use higher percentages, while American wheats use less.

david_42 10-19-2009 01:24 AM

In terms of flavor, not that big a deal. If you are doing an AG wit with 40-50% wheat, it's worth while to get wheat malt.

shoebag22 09-28-2010 02:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by david_42 (Post 1618015)
In terms of flavor, not that big a deal. If you are doing an AG wit with 40-50% wheat, it's worth while to get wheat malt.

thanks for the info... i have a bunch of white wheat on hand and was curious if I could use it in place of flaked wheat... sounds like I can.


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