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Old 09-18-2009, 08:06 PM   #1
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Doing the extract + specialty grains recipe of this beer, using the following recipe.

3 lb. Wheat DME
2 lb. Extra Lght DME
8 oz. Caramel 10°L
8 oz. Flaked Wheat
4 oz. Caravienne Malt
1 oz. Willamette

My LHBS didn't have Flaked Wheat, or Caravienne Malt, so the guy who runs the place replaced the Flaked Wheat with Torrified Wheat, and the Caravienne Malt with Carahell.

Everything sound good?
Do I use the volume with the subbed ingredients as the original?

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Old 09-18-2009, 09:34 PM   #2
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Those are fine subs, you can leave everything else where it is (not sure what volume you are refering to). I wouldn't steep the wheat, without a basemalt you'll just be extracting starches (which lend haze and reduce the stability of the beer). Other than that it sounds like a fine pale wheat beer, what sort of yeast are you using?

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Oldsock,

Didn't have WLabs WLP400 so I took a Wyeast 3942 Belgian Wit.

If you don't mind me asking, what should I do with the torrified wheat if I don't steep it with the rest of the caramel and carahell?

**Edit** This is for a 5 gallon recipe.

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is that the name of the beer? SWMBO slayer? ha ha ha ha ha ha

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Yeah, anyone have any ideas here?

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My LHBS didn't have Flaked Wheat, or Caravienne Malt, so the guy who runs the place replaced the Flaked Wheat with Torrified Wheat, and the Caravienne Malt with Carahell.

Everything sound good?
Do I use the volume with the subbed ingredients as the original?
Sounds fine to me. I've made this recipe 5 times, SWMBO loves it, (lives up to it's name). Those subs shouldn't be a problem. I would go ahead with the same measurements, it'll be fine!
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Should I steep the torrified with the rest of the specialty grains or no?

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is that the name of the beer? SWMBO slayer? ha ha ha ha ha ha
You haven't found BierMuncher's SWMBO Slayer yet? Shame on you!
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Should I steep the torrified with the rest of the specialty grains or no?
Think what oldstock was saying was that you'd be better off doing a partial mash rather than just steeping. However, if all you can do is steep, then throw them in. Otherwise, when are you going to add them?
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Just know that you won't really get much use out of the torrified wheat if you steep it - it's the kind of thing that needs to be mashed.

I would hazard to say that if you steeped it or left it completely out you wouldn't know the difference. The reason the grain is in there is for improving body, but you can only get the benefits by mashing it. Instead, sub in some carapils. It will also add some body, although it will be body in the sense of unfermentable sugars, whereas the wheat would add some thick proteins to the beer (if mashed).

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