unmalted wheat

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unmalted wheat

Postby Mike C-Z » Fri Oct 11, 2013 12:32 am

I'm thinking about making a berliner weisse with 50% unmalted wheat. Anyone ever do this? If so, what were your results? Any suggestions?
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Re: unmalted wheat

Postby beermikester » Fri Oct 11, 2013 9:29 am

Unmalted will give you a little more wheat flavor, and does a better job at contributing permanent starch haze. That being said, when I make a wheat beer, witbier, etc., I have 50% barley and 50% wheat. Of the wheat portion, I have that be 50% unmalted, 50% malted.

So final grain bill is usually on the order of 25% malted wheat, 25% unmalted wheat, 50% barley.

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Re: unmalted wheat

Postby Mike C-Z » Fri Oct 11, 2013 1:28 pm

Mike do you do a cereal mash for the unmalted wheat? Im out of malted wheat right now so I'm improvising. Maybe I'll do 25% rye malt just for fun.
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Re: unmalted wheat

Postby beermikester » Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:38 am

I personally don't use a cereal mash. And I probably don't get 100% conversion out of it. But by doing 50/50 of malted and unmalted, I get the wheat flavor I want and the hazy look and feel of a wheat beer.

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Re: unmalted wheat

Postby seymour » Mon Oct 14, 2013 10:27 am

beermikester wrote:I personally don't use a cereal mash. And I probably don't get 100% conversion out of it. But by doing 50/50 of malted and unmalted, I get the wheat flavor I want and the hazy look and feel of a wheat beer.

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Re: unmalted wheat

Postby Mike C-Z » Mon Feb 10, 2014 11:19 am

About a month ago I made the 50/50 pilsner/unmalted wheat beer. Mash hopped and no boil with a step mash. Very wheaty flavor with a soft rounded character to it. Its tasty, but not nearly as tart as I would like. I imagine it is closer to an unspiced wit than a berliner weisse. Anyone else make a beer like this? Feedback?
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