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Old 09-23-2009, 05:26 PM   #1
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Default Quick question: use whirfloc in a lambic?

Mashing right now. A real simple all-brett "lambic." Got to thinking, I know some brewers like for the wort to have a high protein content. Isn't that what whirlfloc helps to clear? Just wondering if would make a difference if I left the whirlfloc out? I add it to all my other beers.

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Old 09-23-2009, 05:31 PM   #2
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I would probably leave it out, the beer is going to have plenty of time to clear... The way I figure, the more proteins the better. Just my opinion!

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Old 09-23-2009, 08:16 PM   #3
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Yeah man, no need for it.

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I'd say no....But then, what the hell do I know!?

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I left it out. More protein the better.

This was a simple partial mash - 3 lbs flaked wheat, 3 pounds 2 -row (it's what I have lots of) and 4 lbs pilsner LME. got crappy efficiency, I'm guessing because of all the flaked wheat.

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When I did mine with raw wheat I had crappy efficiency too. I chalked it up to the turbid mash schedule and my first time experience.

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Yeah, I didn't do a protein rest, That probably would have helped. Got 62%. Usually get 75-80. This was a "let me see what ingredients I have around the house" impromptu brew. I used .25 ox of Vanguard at 60 minutes. Hope that works okay.

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