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1611av

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New partial mash graduate here...

Seeing I'm new to working with grains, I'm not sure if this wheat I bought was the wrong kind or I was sent the wrong kind. I was under the impression that wheat beers shouldn't be that dark and that grain is pretty dark. Got it from Midwest - Pale Wheat - 1 lb. :: Midwest Supplies . BTW I was doing a simple wheat with orange zest and coriander. So is this the right grain or am I nuts ?

 

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That is what the bag says, cara wheat. It's definetly not the same thing as pale wheat. Let them know and you just scored a free pound of cara wheat. They'll get you what you ordered.
 

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Cara wheat is a caramelized wheat, typically around 40L. Definitely not pale wheat. Might be an interesting experiment, but if you want a regular wheat beer, you need pale.
 

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Correct me if I'm wrong but doesn't carawheat have a lot of dextrines in it?
Anything labeled "Cara" is caramel/crystal style malt specifically from Weyermann®. Its their brand. Cara Wheat would have no more dextrins than a similar caramel wheat malt. Caramel malts tend to have longer chained dextrins, which is why adding them to beer makes it sweeter.
 
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