Wheat efficincy?

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plumber

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Ok just finished a wheat AG session and my efficincy droped from high 70's to about 70. I did a protein rest at 122 with 9 qt and added 7 qt to bring up to 150 for 45 min. Batch sparged twice ended up with 7 gal into pot and 5.25 into fermenter with .5 gal of trub
Grain bill.
4 lb two row
4 lb wheat
1 lb munich10
.5 lb carapils
OG .044

Any one else experience an efficincy drop with wheat?:confused:
 

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If you crushed your wheat malt the same as you crush your barley, your efficiency will suffer.

Wheat malt needs a finder crush. It's a whole kernel, not a hull and kernel. I usually run my wheat malt through the mill twice to get it really good and crushed up.
 
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I have a Barly Crusher and just ran everything through at the same time. So if I understand what your saying I shoud run the wheat through seperate and at a finer crush or through twice? Guess I'll try that next time. Thanks BierMuncher.
 
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