Flaked Wheat

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pascott6

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I heard that flaked wheat does not convert to sugars. Is that true?
 

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You know, I’ve made several AG hefe’s and dunkelweizens and didn’t know there was flaked wheat until today when I was looking for a Belgian wit recipe and saw it (well, maybe I did but can’t remember). I’m assuming only the malted wheat has the enzymes to convert starch into sugar (maltose) and the flaked is like flaked maize, flaked oats… which apparently doesn’t need a cereal mash but would benefit from one?

I’m having a session… we need more help
 

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I heard that flaked wheat does not convert to sugars. Is that true?
Not by itself it won't but as part of a mash the starch in flaked grains can certainly be converted.
 
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