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Old 01-25-2013, 10:55 PM   #441
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Was the fermentation very low with this recipe? I brewed one about 5 days ago and it is very slow... Thanks!

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Old 01-26-2013, 09:52 PM   #442
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Bought this recipe kit from brewmasters. This will be the second time brewing. Planning on making tomorrow. I have a few questions. It says to strain the wheat grains out and add the extracts and you know the rest. I really don't know the rest. I am beginning to think this may be a partial mash recipe. and I maybe in over my head. Can anyone give me specific directions. I promise to toast you with the very first beer if you do.


3.00 lb Extra Light Dry Extract (3.0 SRM)
1.00 lb Wheat Dry Extract (8.0 SRM)
2.00 lb Wheat, Flaked (1.6 SRM)

1.49 oz Goldings, East Kent [5.00%] (60 min)

0.75 oz Coriander Seed (Boil 10.0 min) Misc
0.75 oz Orange Peel, Bitter (Boil 10.0 min) Misc

1 Pkgs Belgian Witbier (Wyeast #3944 or White Labs WLP400) Definitely want a Belgian Wit yeast though.

Mash your flaked wheat at 155 degrees for 60-75 minutes (the longer will up the efficiency and ABV%)

Strain the wheat grains out and bring wort to boil, add extracts and you know the rest...

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Old 01-27-2013, 01:26 PM   #443
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Yes this is a partial mash.


Put the flaked wheat in a mash tun of some kind - often a keg or cooler with a filter and a spout on it. you will want some rice hulls in there too to avoid a stuck mash (happened to me first time I made it). I think a pound should do but I am certain others will correct me. Add water heated to the specified temperature and keep at that temp for the time specified. (I stick my cooler in my oven on low.)

At the end of that time, drain the tun into your brew kettle. Boil that puppy for 60 minutes. Add the hops at the times specified (10 minutes means when 10 minutes are left on the clock.) at the end of the boil, chill to room temp, transfer to primary, pitch yeast, and ferment just like an extract.

Edit: if you don't have a mash tun yet, you can try partial-mash-in-a-bag - put the flaked wheat in a muslin bag, heat water to mash temp in your kettle, keep it that warm for the duration of mash, and when mashing is done pull the bag out , squeeze it to get the runoff into the kettle, raise to a boil, and proceed as in the paragraph above. No need for rice hulls, you will just have a large bag of oatmeal looking glorp to throw away. I don't do this because I have a mini masher, but it may work easier for you.

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Old 01-27-2013, 02:30 PM   #444
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Thanks your direction are great. I really appreciable the help.

Kathy

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Old 01-27-2013, 07:23 PM   #445
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No problem. This was the second batch I ever tried too and I didn't know about the rice hull truck; wound up with a stuck mash (filter completely jammed with glorp) and that freaked me out so much I burned the LME. things went downhill from there.


Edit: Not this recipe, but this is my mini mash tun:

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Old 01-28-2013, 01:51 PM   #446
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FYI, I put 3lbs of rice hulls into a 10G batch to prevent clogging.

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Old 01-28-2013, 07:13 PM   #447
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FYI, I put 3lbs of rice hulls into a 10G batch to prevent clogging.
FYI, I used only .5lbs of hulls in a 8.5 gal batch with ~7.5 lbs of flaked wheat. Not only did I not get a stuck mash, my efficiency was well over what BierMuncher called for. He said it wouldn't convert well, but that's news to me -- mine was 10pts over! The mash seemed very thick, but it sure converted just fine. Of course mileage may vary.

I also used 1oz coriander freshly ground (not crushed) @10mins, and 1.25oz navel orange peel @ 7 mins. Overall, I think I should've added orange at 10mins as well, and upped the coriander a bit. A great beer regardless.
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3lbs of rice hulls for 10 gallons is a lot. I think I used 1 lb for the 10 gallon batch I did a few months back.

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Has anyone added any fruit to this recipe? Was thinking of splitting of 1G and adding blueberries and 1G and adding strawberries.

Still haven't decided on the yeast yet...is it REALLY that huge of a difference? I prefer Blue Moon to Hoegarden so I'm thinking of S-04 or 3942.

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I might brew this again with blood oranges this time, and actually incorporate the fruit into a 2ndary.

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