I've got some unmalted wheat I want to use in an American Wheat style beer, it appears that I must do a cereal mash on the wheat before adding to the mash.
My thought was to do a cereal mash on the wheat the evening BEFORE my brew day. Then on Brew day, simple dump the, now lukewarm, cereal mash into the mash tun with the rest of my grain and water and mash as usual from that point on.
I'm talking about a 10 gallon batch at 35-40% unmalted wheat, so about 8 pounds of wheat cereal mashed in about 5-6 gallons of water, done at 9:00 pm then left to sit, covered all night, then start my normal brew session the next morning so this cereal mash would have probably cooled down to 100 deg. F or less by then.
Does anybody see a problem with this?
I'm looking at it as a time saver on brew day! That, and I'll have more time to stand a stir the cereal mash while cooking it the night before. While drinking homebrew of course
Also, is it required to do a cereal mash on unmalted wheat since it "gelatinizes" below 147 deg. F (58-64 C) and should therefore gelatinize while in the mash tun at 150-153 deg. F