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Old 02-04-2013, 05:57 PM   #1
RugenBrau
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I want to make a Belgian wit and have lots of rahr red wheat malt. Can I use that? Is there a difference between that and white wheat malt?
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:00 PM   #2
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I have not experienced any discernable differences between red and white wheat. They lend both the same SRM. Red wheat is said to be slightly more flavorful, but I tend to use <8% of it in my IPAs, which is negligible as far as flavor is concerned for such a hop heavy beer. Perhaps someone can chime in who regularly brews Wit's and uses much more wheat than I am using.

 
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:30 PM   #3
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I have brewed both weiss and dunkelweiss with red wheat instead of the white. I couldn't tell any difference.
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