Unmalted Wheat

Type:
Unmalted Adjunct
Recipes:
5,196

Profile

Unmalted Wheat is a popular ingredient used in beer brewing due to its unique flavor profile. It adds a distinct crispness and lightness to the overall taste of the beer, making it an excellent choice for refreshing summer brews or lighter beer styles. Its influence on the taste of beer can range from providing a subtle grainy sweetness to enhancing the mouthfeel by adding body and foam stability.

In addition to influencing the flavor, Unmalted Wheat also has several desirable properties that make it valuable in brewing. Its high protein content contributes to improved head retention and haze formation, while its low starch content helps prevent excessive cloudiness in the finished product. This makes it particularly suitable for traditional wheat beers like Hefeweizens and Witbiers, as well as American wheat beers.

Characteristics

Color

1 < 4 < 12 EBC
1 < 2 < 5 °L

Amount

1.7 < 11.6 < 50.0 %

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