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Old 03-28-2010, 10:10 PM   #1
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Anybody have any experience using a single temp infusion mash for a beer with a large amount of flaked or torrified wheat? I'm brewing a Belgian Wit with roughly 50% malted barley and 50% torrified wheat and a small amount of flaked oats. My system doesn't really support multi-step mashes. Has this worked for anyone? If so, did you notice a little drop in efficiency or any other things to look out for? Thanks.

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Old 04-01-2010, 07:28 PM   #2
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Torrified wheat is pregelatinized, so the starches are readily available for enzyme attack and conversion. You should be ok using it in a single infusion mash, just beware of stuck mash tendencies. A few handfuls of rice hulls might be a good insurance policy, as well as using a little 6-row for the extra diastatic enzyme boost.
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