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Old 08-17-2012, 02:40 AM   #1
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Just like the extremely long title says. I ordered my stuff and received it today, hope to brew tomorrow, but realize I forgot to order rice hulls. I'm brewing:
3# torrified wheat
3# 2-row
4 oz crystal 40

Will it stick? Should I wait till I can get some rice hulls here next week?
Also what temp and how long for a protein rest? I was thinking 127 for 10-12 mins.

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Phillip
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Old 08-17-2012, 03:14 AM   #2
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I do a similar grist with my wheat beers and never have had a problem with sparging. Personally I wouldn't worry about the rice hulls. From what I have read torrified wheat doesn't require a protein rest, but the few times I have used it I lose about 5% efficiency. I think a normal protein rest is about 122-125f but I would wait for more experienced wheat beer brewers to chime in.

Edit:127f is probably okay. I would probably do it longer, though. Maybe 20 to 30 mins.

 
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Old 08-17-2012, 03:34 AM   #3
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Thanks DB, that's encouraging to hear. When I go out to pick up water in the AM I figured I drop by the hardware store to pickup a paint strainer bag just in case.
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Old 08-17-2012, 05:17 AM   #4
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Only time my wheat got stuck was when I used a pump. Gravity fed, nice and slow, wont be an issue. I have never used hulls.

 
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Old 08-17-2012, 05:47 AM   #5
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I make a lot of wheat beers. Using a cooler mash tun with a stainless mesh filter from a water supply line, I've never had a stuck mash. I used rice hulls the first 2 times, but never since. I had a rye heavy grist stick once during first runnings (batch sparge), but it was easily cleared by holding the drain tube upright and blowing into it for a second, all good after that.

 
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Old 08-17-2012, 04:15 PM   #6
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Thanks for the encouragement. Cleaning now, brewing soon! Woot!
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