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Wheat beer

PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2011 1:40 pm
by aleguy
I'm planning to brew an American wheat beer. Never having brewed a wheat beer before, I'm wondering about stuck sparges.
1/3 of the grist will be wheat malt, and I won't have a chance to pick up any rice hulls. so I'm thinking I need to swap out the narrow-slotted pipes in My MLT manifold for the wide-slotted pipes that I use for thick mashes like pumpkin and oatmeal.
Do any of you wheat brewers out there have any thoughts or suggestions on this plan?

PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2011 4:13 pm
by yeastmeister
Agreed, what works for oatmeal should work for wheat.

PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:14 pm
by thebuddrik
Sabco false bottom

PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:26 am
by redtail28
I've seen the sabco false bottom handle
70% wheat with no rice hulls! But Ale guy
uses a cool for a mash tun.

PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 11:21 am
by aleguy
The brew went off nearly without a hitch and the wort is chugging away with WB-06. The wort didn't taste very sweet at all coming out of the mash tun, but it seems to be fermenting just fine.
The one hitch I was talking about was the formation of 1/2" thick sheet of ice on the bottom of my propane tank which I chipped off when I found it.
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Sorry about the contrast. I'm still learning to use this cell-phone camera.

PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 1:36 pm
by redtail28
So much for gobal warming :)

PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 1:40 pm
by aleguy
Nothing to do with global warming or anything else climate related. I put the tank in a bucket of water (actually my old 30-quart brew kettle) to keep the tank from freezing up. It seems to have kept the propane from freezing, but it got cold enough to form ice on the bottom of the tank. If there's any propane left in the tank it is a negligible amount.

PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 5:09 pm
by triple-oh_six
redtail28 wrote:So much for gobal warming :)


zing :twisted:

PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:05 pm
by thebuddrik
redtail28 wrote:So much for gobal warming :)


Bazinga! :P