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Old 10-21-2008, 10:00 PM   #1
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Default Wild Rice and Buck Wheat as adjuncts?

Has any one ever used either in any recipes?
I have a wheat LME recipe in primary right now that I added a pound of wild rice and a pound of crystal malt in a steep. It has promise. the flavor is undeniably different than any wheat or true weizen that I have had. (and very pleasant at this point in fermentation).
I have a recipe in my head for a pilsner base with wild rice and buck wheat. I am expecting a lighter flavor with nutty(wild rice)/chocolaty(buckwheat) overtones. I love a good robust porter but want something a good bit crisper.
One question that I am kicking around is whether to use a lagering yeast or a wheat yeast. Will the wheat yeasts still give the banana/clove tones with the pilsner malt? I am not sure that I have the patience for a lager yet.
Any thoughts?

Here's what I have come up with:
7gal wort (batch sparge)for 5gal batch:
8lb 2 row pilsner
3lb 6 row wheat
2lb wild rice
1.5lb buck wheat
1oz saaz 60min
.25oz saaz 5min
wheat/weizen dry yeast or Lagering(pilsner)yeast

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Old 10-21-2008, 10:55 PM   #2
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At least one other person has an open Wild Rice thread right now, in fact. Here it is, with another recipe from the DB for reference as well:
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f12/please-critique-my-wild-rice-beer-recipe-before-i-brew-tonight-84975/
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f78/rhoobarbs-wild-rice-lager-25268/

I can't say I've used Buckwheat before. I found a recent thread though:
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f12/gluten-free-witbier-buckwheat-questions-84640/

Your base recipe looks very good though. I like Saaz in wheat beers, it's quite nice.

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