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heyblinkin 11-20-2012 03:46 AM

Type of wheat malt for traditional hefeweizen?
 
I'm try to brew a traditional hefeweizen. Should I use red or white wheat?

BarlimanButterbur 11-20-2012 03:50 AM

I've used white wheat in the past and had good results.

apratsunrthd 11-20-2012 04:19 AM

If you want the absolute best results (to style), use MALTED white wheat for 50% of your grain bill. I've sampled and judged a lot of Hefs and I've only ever given a high score on one with unmalted wheat. I happened to know that brewer and he used a 4 step mash. If you don't have the equipment to facilitate a complex mash schedule, stick with malted wheat.

dobe12 11-20-2012 02:18 PM

I brew several wheats a year and have found that the I really like using 50-70% white wheat malt and 20-25% flaked wheat. I wasn't getting a lot of the wheat characteristics from just wheat malt and started adding 1-3lbs of the flaked wheat to most recipes. Huge difference in color, cloudiness, flavor, etc.

heyblinkin 11-21-2012 02:47 AM

Thanks for the input. I'm going to do a double decoction mash so I'm not overly concerned about depth and character. I'm going with the red wheat malt, just because I've never used it. The descriptions and reviews say it's slightly more sweet and malty, which sounds like what I'm going for.

I_Brew_Therefore_I_Am 06-17-2014 03:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by heyblinkin (Post 4608881)
Thanks for the input. I'm going to do a double decoction mash so I'm not overly concerned about depth and character. I'm going with the red wheat malt, just because I've never used it. The descriptions and reviews say it's slightly more sweet and malty, which sounds like what I'm going for.

How did the red wheat malt turn out for you?


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