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Old 04-29-2011, 05:12 AM   #1
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I picked up the grains for my first AG batch today. Was planning on starting early tomorrow morning and just realized that I left 1 of the grains sitting in a bag next to the mill at my LHBS.

The brew is an Irish Red Ale and what I am missing is 0.5lbs of flaked wheat. My question to ya'll is if I brew without do you think it will be noticable?

LHBS is not open until 10am and I was going to start at 8am due to other commitments starting at about noon, so my options are brew without it or wait until later next week.


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Old 04-29-2011, 05:18 AM   #2
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You can finish a batch in 4 hours?

I have not yet done an all grain batch but this weekend should be my first.

In all of my time extract brewing I took 4 hours minimum when doing full boils. I must be really slow.

 
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Old 04-29-2011, 05:19 AM   #3
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I say go for it if you are doing a batch 5 gal or greater.

 
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Old 04-29-2011, 05:54 AM   #4
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The wheat is just filler, totally unnecessary for the style. rollinred, how can you stretch a brew day out to four hours when you don't have any time tied up mashing?
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I figured the wheat was filler, or wouldn't really be missed. Thanks for the quick input, hoping for a smooth brew day for my first AG

I could do the extract and partial mash brews in 2-2.5 hrs from start to end of boil.

This will probably take a good deal more time being my first AG, but the stuff I have to do isn't set right at noon, as long as I am winding down everything by then I should be good.
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Old 04-29-2011, 06:57 AM   #6
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Yeah your timing seems to be a little off, 4 hours for AG may not be enough. You can skip the flaked wheat, especially if there is only 0.5 lb so the difference will be hard to notice.
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Old 04-29-2011, 07:05 AM   #7
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Yeah, 4 hours is going to be tough. There always seems to be something that doesn't go as planned when you have a deadline. It could easily take you 8 hours. My QUICK AG days are around 5 hours. Started doing biab instead of a 3 vessel single tier, and I'm doing them in about 4 hours, give or take.
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The wheat is just filler, totally unnecessary for the style. rollinred, how can you stretch a brew day out to four hours when you don't have any time tied up mashing?
With equipment setup, boil/cooling, and transfer/pitching I am over three hours. Equipment cleanup takes me a little over an hour. About 4.5 hours is what i set aside.

 
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Old 04-29-2011, 11:59 AM   #9
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I actually use flaked wheat from supermarket. It should be about the same thing.

 
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Old 04-29-2011, 12:09 PM   #10
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I buy flaked wheat from my hippie store. It is $.90. They have other weird grains, I love looking at their bulk bins.

 
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