Wheat beer

Forum for all brewing related questions and information

Moderators: triple-oh_six, yeastmeister

Wheat beer

Postby aleguy » Mon Feb 07, 2011 1:40 pm

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?
Never trust a skinny chef, a sober brewer, or a cat with thumbs!
User avatar
aleguy
 
Posts: 2112
Joined: Wed Nov 21, 2007 1:36 pm

Postby yeastmeister » Mon Feb 07, 2011 4:13 pm

Agreed, what works for oatmeal should work for wheat.
User avatar
yeastmeister
Site Admin
 
Posts: 1303
Joined: Fri Oct 05, 2007 6:41 am
Location: Lafayette, LA

Postby thebuddrik » Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:14 pm

Sabco false bottom
User avatar
thebuddrik
 
Posts: 391
Joined: Wed Sep 10, 2008 8:36 pm
Location: Lafayette, La.

Postby redtail28 » Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:26 am

I've seen the sabco false bottom handle
70% wheat with no rice hulls! But Ale guy
uses a cool for a mash tun.
" Jeder muÃ? an etwas glauben, und ich glaube, ich trinke noch einen."
User avatar
redtail28
 
Posts: 626
Joined: Mon Oct 15, 2007 9:02 pm
Location: Lafayette La

Postby aleguy » Wed Feb 09, 2011 11:21 am

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.
Image
Sorry about the contrast. I'm still learning to use this cell-phone camera.
Never trust a skinny chef, a sober brewer, or a cat with thumbs!
User avatar
aleguy
 
Posts: 2112
Joined: Wed Nov 21, 2007 1:36 pm

Postby redtail28 » Thu Feb 10, 2011 1:36 pm

So much for gobal warming :)
" Jeder muÃ? an etwas glauben, und ich glaube, ich trinke noch einen."
User avatar
redtail28
 
Posts: 626
Joined: Mon Oct 15, 2007 9:02 pm
Location: Lafayette La

Postby aleguy » Thu Feb 10, 2011 1:40 pm

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.
Never trust a skinny chef, a sober brewer, or a cat with thumbs!
User avatar
aleguy
 
Posts: 2112
Joined: Wed Nov 21, 2007 1:36 pm

Postby triple-oh_six » Thu Feb 10, 2011 5:09 pm

redtail28 wrote:So much for gobal warming :)


zing :twisted:
triple-oh_six
 
Posts: 740
Joined: Sat Oct 13, 2007 1:04 pm
Location: Lafayette,La.

Postby thebuddrik » Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:05 pm

redtail28 wrote:So much for gobal warming :)


Bazinga! :P
User avatar
thebuddrik
 
Posts: 391
Joined: Wed Sep 10, 2008 8:36 pm
Location: Lafayette, La.


Return to DeadYeast Main Forum

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron