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Flaked Wheat

What it does :

Flaked wheat adds a distinctive wheat flavor to your beer. It is low in tannins but high in protein content. Using flaked wheat will increase your beer's body, smoothness, and head formation and retention. However, it will also increase the haze potential.

What it is:

Flaked Wheat is wheat that has been steamed and rolled to gelatinize its starches, making them accessible for conversion to sugars. Because the grain is un-malted, it does not possess the enzymes required for this conversion by itself and it must be mashed with malted grains.

Vital Statistics


Color (Lovibond):

2

Specific Gravity (SG):

1.036


Dosage:

Flaked Wheat can be 10-40 percent of your grist. Of course, the actual amount you need depends on the style of beer that you are making. Use our brewing calculators to compute the exact amount you need to achieve your specific original gravity and color targets.

Preparation:

Because Flaked Wheat has been processed into flaked form, you do not have to pre-cook it to gelatinize its starches. You can add it directly to your mash to convert its starches to fermentable sugars.

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Flaked Wheat