Torrified wheat

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Torrified wheat

Post by m_rawdin » Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:45 pm

How many people out there add torrified wheat to their brews? Most recipes you find in books/online don't have torrified wheat in them, what are peoples thoughts?
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Re: Torrified wheat

Post by gr_baker » Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:56 pm

It's in plenty of recipes. Take a look at Graham Wheeler's books for some examples. I'll use it in a recipe if specified but haven't done any comparisons with and without to see what the differences might be.

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Re: Torrified wheat

Post by Jim » Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:39 am

I almost always use it in my stock ales. It helps with head retention and I quite like the slightly wheaty flavour.
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Re: Torrified wheat

Post by 7593steve » Sat Jun 23, 2018 4:21 pm

I use it for head retention in a lot of my brews, but I don't worry too much if I have none.
Did I read somewhere recently that you could substitute shredded wheat for it (other cereals are available), or did I dream that?

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Re: Torrified wheat

Post by Dave S » Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:25 am

7593steve wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 4:21 pm
I use it for head retention in a lot of my brews, but I don't worry too much if I have none.
Did I read somewhere recently that you could substitute shredded wheat for it (other cereals are available), or did I dream that?
Shredded wheat used to be used by home brewers quite a lot years ago. I've not used it myself but as they claim there's nothing added and nothing taken away and I dare say it is well gelatinised during process, I'm sure it is fine to use in beer.
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