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Old 04-01-2008, 12:59 PM   #1
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I'm planning on doing an APA and wanted to add .25 lb of wheat malt for a little head retention. I'm wondering if the protein rest is necessary for such a small amount of wheat? All the other grains are well modified so I'll be doing an single step infustion mash.

 
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Old 04-01-2008, 01:09 PM   #2
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No. The wheat malt you are using is probably very well modified as well as the rest of your base malt. Unless you are using a high percentage of unmalted grain, there is no reason for a protein rest, IMO.

 
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Old 04-01-2008, 02:30 PM   #3
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I would not bither with one for that amount of wheat malt. By the same token, I do not know if a mere quarter pound will do much for your head retention. For a typical APA grain bill, you probably will notice a slight change, though.


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Old 04-01-2008, 02:34 PM   #4
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I would not bither with one for that amount of wheat malt. By the same token, I do not know if a mere quarter pound will do much for your head retention. For a typical APA grain bill, you probably will notice a slight change, though.


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I wasn't sure if that was enough either but I read that between 2 and 5 percent will do the trick.

 
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