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Old 04-02-2010, 04:23 PM   #1
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I only have 5 AG brews under my belt and I have this recipe for a bitter that calls for 7.5 lb MO and 0.5 lb wheat. I thought I read somewhere one time that you should do a protein rest when using what malt. Do I need to do so with such a small amount of wheat with respect to the amount of barley?

 
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Old 04-02-2010, 04:25 PM   #2
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No. You never need a protein rest with well modified malts. Some advocate the use of one when using a lot of wheat (>50%), but others report equally good results using a single infusion.

 
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Old 04-03-2010, 03:24 AM   #3
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I am an AG brewer and use a protein rest when using about 40% or more of wheat malt. For your proportions, you will be fine. I only use a protein rest because I had a stuck mash once without using one and it wasn't a pleasant experience.

 
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