Post Number: 96
|Posted on Friday, February 04, 2005 - 04:43 pm: ||
Is wheat in wheat beers malted (I am talking about true wheat beers with wheat being 40% or more of grain bill)?
Could such large amounts of instant cream of wheat be added instead for similar results?
Post Number: 2140
|Posted on Friday, February 04, 2005 - 06:52 pm: ||
Unmalted wheat is typically used in Belgian wits and lambics. Otherwise wheat beers use malted wheat. I'd have to look at the label to see if sugar and anything else (probably fortified with vitamins, but the amounts are likely small) is added, but I suspect instant Cream of Wheat cereal might work in place of unmalted wheat flakes. Organic wheat flakes are often available as cereal at natural foods groceries.
(Message edited by BillPierce on February 04, 2005)
Post Number: 499
|Posted on Saturday, February 05, 2005 - 04:01 am: ||
OK, I'll bite...
What would be the difference between malted and unmalted wheat in a recipe?
Post Number: 653
|Posted on Saturday, February 05, 2005 - 04:30 am: ||
Unmalted wheat would add no diastatic power, for one.
Post Number: 205
|Posted on Saturday, February 05, 2005 - 01:49 pm: ||
Is the extract potential of unmalted wheat the same as malted wheat?
Post Number: 2151
|Posted on Saturday, February 05, 2005 - 01:56 pm: ||
I have seen the extract potential of malted wheat listed as anywhere from 1.038 to 1.040, depending on the variety. For unmalted wheat flakes, the figure I use is 1.034.
Unmalted wheat is quite high in protein and contributes to haze, which is appropriate in styles such as wits and lambics.
Post Number: 185
|Posted on Saturday, February 05, 2005 - 07:58 pm: ||
I just substituted malted wheat for unmalted in a Wit and it tastes great. May not be to style, but I still like it
Post Number: 4167
|Posted on Saturday, February 05, 2005 - 08:04 pm: ||
I've heard from European homebrewers that a lot of the wit brewed in Belgium these days uses malted wheat.
LIfe begins at 60...1.060, that is.
Post Number: 179
|Posted on Saturday, February 05, 2005 - 08:29 pm: ||
Didn't "Farmhouse Ales" say saisons often have unmalted grains such as wheats? I added a small amount (a pound, I think) to my saison. Speaking of which, I should try some, it ought to be carbonated by now.
Post Number: 128
|Posted on Sunday, February 06, 2005 - 12:34 am: ||
Boulevard in Kansas City uses unmalted wheat for their American Wheat: http://www.boulevard.com/product_set.html
Post Number: 2730
|Posted on Sunday, February 06, 2005 - 01:15 am: ||
Cereal mashing unmalted wheat rocks. Crisp character, perfectly clear beer, no down sides.