Get your HBT Growlers, Shirts and Membership before the Rush!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing > New to all grain
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-11-2013, 12:10 AM   #11
gordbot
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Melbourne, Aus
Posts: 7
Likes Given: 5

Default

If this is your first all grain attempt, I would really recommend doing a couple of recipes with 100% malted barley before embarking on anything exotic. Most all-grain brewers will go through their life without ever doing a cereal mash, or trying to malt their own grains.

In addition to the "cereal mash" issue mentioned above, remember that wheat is used sparingly in recipes, so you don't need a lot of wheat. Here are some extra considerations

- you would still need to use malted barley in the recipe, German Wheat Beers use, at most, 70% malted wheat, I suspect that they won't go any further because of lautering challenges, but also that the taste of the end-product will be too tart.

- the only recipes that I've seen which use unmalted wheat are Belgian Wit beers. Usually the wheat has been processed somewhat (torrified or flaked). Unmalted wheat is at most 5% of the recipe, if it is used at all. Some recipes only use a spoon of wheat flour as their "unmalted wheat" ingredient. Wheat (malted and unmalted) would compose up to 40% of the recipe.

- just like using grapes from the supermarket won't yield a good wine, the wheat flour that you get from the supermarket is not the same as brewer's wheat from the LHBS. Strains used by brewers definitely have less protein than normal wheat. Protein causes haze, and inhibits lautering

- examine the wheat for impurities. I quote Eric Warner's book, "Kolsch", here:

"... the total number of red or purple kernels should be less than 3 per 100 grams of malt sample ... discolored kernels are indicative of fungus growth (usually fusarium mycotoxin), which has been strongly correlated to gushing, or the extreme fountaining of beer, when a bottle is opened"

__________________
gordbot is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hoppo's Rustic Motorized Grain Mill Cabinet and Grain Storage Bin Hoppopotomus Other 148 02-07-2013 09:30 PM
first all grain in awhile. I have questions. Mashing/grain ratio mistake Krausen89 All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 5 10-02-2012 03:59 PM
1st All grain batch. I have question on the water to grain calculation JLW Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 14 04-25-2012 04:49 AM
How much grain and water to make a All Grain yeast starter? Beer-Baron Fermentation & Yeast 4 01-09-2011 10:13 PM
Good Grain Absorption Factor and Water/Grain Ratio? Mr. Mojo Rising All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 8 03-13-2008 06:28 PM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS