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29. Pale wheat

2,5kg pale wheat malt
2,5kg pale ale malt

mash in @ 40°C

And then things went wrong. The filter got stuck almost immediately and on top of it, after trying to unstuck it, too much thrub got below the filter and burnt on the heating element. I tried several times to clean both the filter and the heating element, juggling with 15 liter of hot water with 5kg of malt in it, but to no avail. After over 4 hours the temperature hadn’t risen over 55°C and I gave up.

Next time, try a protein rest at 50°C and a single or double decoction to raise the temperature. Infusion is not going to work with such low temperature, especially not with wheat.

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