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Old 03-09-2007, 07:58 PM   #1
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I am about to bottle my third batch of beer and have already used the corn sugar and dme methods of priming. I was wondering if I can use wheat DME to prime. The recipe for the beer had wheat in it so I thought it would work but I just wanted to make sure. Thanks

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Old 03-09-2007, 08:30 PM   #2
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I'd go with an extra light DME for priming.

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Old 03-09-2007, 08:35 PM   #3
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Wheat is all i have right now and i'm trying to work with it

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Why not!
All you need to prime is a little sugar that the yeast can ferment. Wheat DME should be about as fermentable as Barley DME, so I would use similar amounts. I think the flavor difference would be very minor.
Ofcourse this recommendation is coming from a newbie who is looking forward to experiments like this.
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Old 03-09-2007, 09:39 PM   #5
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I've used Wheat DME many times to prime and it worked fine. I'd doubt that a cup of DME would make much difference in 5 gallons of beer. Besides, wheat malt has little inherent flavor. Go for it!

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Old 03-10-2007, 01:13 AM   #6
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I would do 1.3 cups of that but it should be fine. Will take longer for full carbonation so expect to wait 3-4 weeks. A nice wait of 6-8 will be a real nice head and better beer.

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