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Old 05-11-2012, 03:22 AM   #1
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Default First wheat beer, rice hulls?

Working with a homemade coleman cooler mash tun with stainless steel braid. Never brewed a wheat beer and was wondering if i should use rice hulls. If so, how much do i use and how do i use them? cheers



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Old 05-11-2012, 03:29 AM   #2
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Working with a homemade coleman cooler mash tun with stainless steel braid. Never brewed a wheat beer and was wondering if i should use rice hulls. If so, how much do i use and how do i use them? cheers
Use a couple handfuls, just toss them into the mash mix well. Just remember that you may need to adjust your strike temp a little to hit your target due to the larger mass.


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Old 05-11-2012, 03:34 AM   #3
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I use rice hulls on every brew I do, I figure its cheap insurance. I usually use 1/4 lb on light grain bill And a 1/2lb for a mid to heavy grain bill.

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If you need them its better to have them on hand and added before mashing. I usually rinse mine since there is all sorts of crap in them usually. Use a collander. Usually unless I am using >40% wheat or rye I do not use them but they will deffinitly not hurt you or the beer...They help to keep it all loose and lautering quickly.

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I was doing 50% wheat 1st time last weekend and got stack with a "handfull" on a batch sparge. Had to add some more to ~ 1/2 lbs total and it was OK.

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Probably dont need it, but why not.

Add a handful or to to ensure a good easy sparge and no sticky issues.



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