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AnOldUR

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A recipe I working on needs unmalted wheat. The LHBS was out and the local health food stores only had wheat bran. The only information that I could find said that "Bran is particularly rich in dietary fiber, and contains significant quantities of starch, protein . . . " Where does malting fit into bran? Is bran useful in the brewing process?
 
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Sorry for the self serving bump, but I'm about to start the mash. The unmalted wheat is not a necessity for this recipe, but it would be nice to know if the wheat bran would work?
 

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No, wheat bran is just the outer layers of the grain and is heavy in oils and protein. Shredded wheat without salt or sugar would be better.
 

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Wheat bran? The oil will hurt head retention and unless it is very fresh, can add a rancid flavor.
 

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I use cracked wheat from the health food store in my wild ales, but I would not use wheat bran.
 
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