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Old 09-18-2008, 03:06 PM   #1
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Default Any trick to wheat beer?

Ive only just started brewing all grain and Im thinking about trying a Hefeweizen.

Is there any trick to brewing wheat beers? or are they pretty much the same as a barley based beer?

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Old 09-18-2008, 03:08 PM   #2
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CONTROL YOUR TEMPS!

If You don't...you'll end up with funk.

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I would advise the use of rice hulls to prevent stuck sparges that can be caused by wheat.

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I would advise the use of rice hulls to prevent stuck sparges that can be caused by wheat.
Im quite unskilled in the use of rice hulls, how...exactly...are they used? lay down like a pound of them on the bottom of my tun and then put the grains on top?
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No, just mix them in like they were any other grain. However, I've never stuck a sparge in my stainless braid equipped mash tun even without hulls. Now, I think false bottoms are much more prone to sticking.

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No, just mix them in like they were any other grain. However, I've never stuck a sparge in my stainless braid equipped mash tun even without hulls. Now, I think false bottoms are much more prone to sticking.
Awesome, seems easy enough, is there a generic ammount to use per pound of normal grain? or should I just chuck some in there? and as far as steel braid not getting stuck, thats great to hear, and suprising considering the extra cost of the false bottoms.
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I think a protein rest adds considerable depth of flavor to weissbier. I always use one.

+1 for the rice hulls, they are cheap so why not.

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CONTROL YOUR TEMPS!

If You don't...you'll end up with funk.

+1000 - my first wheat turned into some crazy concoction that I still have in the keg (after 10 months)... I can'r bring myself to throw it out.
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To reiterate; use the rice hulls, don't let your fermentation temps get too high, and do the protein rest or mini-decoction. Those are all important "tricks" IMO...

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+1000 - my first wheat turned into some crazy concoction that I still have in the keg (after 10 months)... I can't bring myself to throw it out.
Bottle it up and stick it under the stairs...the kids will find it when they get into high school and maybe drink one or 3, then they'll have it after you die....and have that great memory of DAD!
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