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Old 08-18-2012, 01:12 PM   #1
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Looking for an easy 10 gal. Wheat beer recipe first AG wheat beer attempt.


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Old 08-18-2012, 01:51 PM   #2
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I wouldn't recommend wheat beer as your first AG if you have a conventional mash tun. Wheat kernels have no husk and are quite hard and a bit smaller than barley. It's more difficult to get them crushed properly and if you do they tend to set thing up for you to have trouble getting a good grain bed filter and can lead to a stuck sparge. If you choose to do a BIAB batch the stuck sparge and poor quality grainbed become a moot point.


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Third AG batch, first attempt at wheat beer. Perhaps some advice on how to avoid the stuck sparge. I use a 15 gal keggle with false bottom and a spinning type sparge arm..
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Third AG batch, first attempt at wheat beer. Perhaps some advice on how to avoid the stuck sparge. I use a 15 gal keggle with false bottom and a spinning type sparge arm..
Use rice hulls in the grist, works great. How much depends on your ratio of wheat/barley, we have done 100% wheat with 1lb of rice hulls (6gal batch) with no problem sticking.
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