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Old 11-18-2007, 05:34 AM   #1
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A kit I recently brewed contained a small amount of wheat malt in the grain bill of a stout. What purpose would thie be for in an Oatmeal Stout?

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Old 11-18-2007, 06:52 PM   #2
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Wheat malt is normally added to give some extra protein for better head and head retention. It's not really necessary in a recipe with oats but it certainly doesn't hurt.

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Bradsul is dead on. It is to aid in head retention. I prefer to use cara-pils (2%-5%) to aid in head retention in styles that do not normally call for wheat to be included, but it certainly would not hurt if you chose to use wheat.

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It's redundant but assuming it's the typical half-pound addition, you'll never pick out any flavor from it.

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