So I've been interested in making a wheat beer for a little while... a while ago I had a nice bottle-conditioned wheat beer and I saved the yeast at the bottom. I decided this weekend that I was going to try to revive that yeast which had been sitting in the bottle for a couple of months. Now that the yeast starter has kicked off I realized that I'm going to have to brew pretty soon!
Unfortunately I don't have any wheat malt and don't have time to go back to my LHBS this week. I was trying to think about what might substitute for wheat malt and I realized I have plenty of Cream of Wheat in the cupboard...
Does anybody know if cream of wheat can be mashed? Does it need a cereal mash or can I just add it directly? Any experience is helpful.
Also for comments, here is my working recipe (mostly leftover ingredients, if it seems a little weird) for 2 gallons:
0.13 pounds British Torrified Wheat 3.7% of grist
2.00 pounds American Pale Malt (2-Row) 59.3% of grist
0.25 pounds Belgian Biscuit Malt 7.4% of grist
0.50 pounds Flaked Oats 14.8% of grist
0.50 pounds Cream of Wheat 14.8% of grist
3.38 pounds Total Grain Weight 100% of grist
0.50 ounces Kent Golding 4.25% @ 45 minutes 2.1 AAUs