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Old 05-16-2012, 01:41 AM   #1
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Any of you can advise about the value of adding powdered alpha-amylase to a 100% AG wheat as part of the mashing process?

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Old 05-16-2012, 01:46 AM   #2
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The value is that it'll convert the starches to sugar.

ps: you're welcome.

 
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Old 05-16-2012, 02:00 AM   #3
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You'll need to give some more info on the grain bill.

 
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Old 05-16-2012, 02:34 AM   #4
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Durst Wheat: 10 lbs
Hallertau Dom-Pellet (7% AA), @ 45 minutes, IBU 18.4
FG: 1.05

 
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Old 05-16-2012, 02:36 AM   #5
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Too southbay,

My questions is that if this powdered alpha-amylase works.

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Old 05-16-2012, 10:52 AM   #6
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As long as the wheat is malted, it should have enough diastatic power to convert itself in the mash.
The Amylase would speed the process but isn't necessary.
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Old 05-16-2012, 02:12 PM   #7
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Yeah, it works. I know some folks that have used it to ferment malted corn for pure corn whiskey, without barley. Brewhau.com sells it.

The thing with the powder is that it is only one aspect of the mash. You won't get the Beta action and... whatever else is going on in the mash... So, it tends to create only one type of sugar. I say give it a shot! Keep in mind that Alpha works best at certain temps, so you're going to end up with some residual sugars if i remember right (high 150's)

 
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Old 05-16-2012, 04:02 PM   #8
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Thanks, Folks.

 
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Old 05-17-2012, 12:43 AM   #9
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sorry, BrewHAUS.com... forgot the 's'

 
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