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Torrified wheat. Anyone use it?

Postby Still Life » Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:56 pm

Got a deal on some torrified wheat and learned that beer brewers uses it for head retention.
What flavor does it lend in an all grain?
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Re: Torrified wheat. Anyone use it?

Postby Still Life » Fri Mar 24, 2017 1:29 am

Bump?

With 6 Honey Bear Bourbons under my belt, I'm going to add it to the recipe for kicks.
Instead of 1lb. each of white, red and pale (3lbs. total)
I'll try 3/4 lbs. each of white, red, pale, and torrified (keeping 3lbs. total)

Thus a comparison can be made.

Hey, a grain bargain is made to take advantage and use up.
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Re: Torrified wheat. Anyone use it?

Postby Swedish Pride » Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:46 am

had to google it, so torrified wheat is rolled wheat or course cracked wheat.
It will add wheat flavour i suppose :P, think makers mark have it in their grain bill.

think a few good vodkas are made with nothign but wheat, converted with enzymes out of a bottle.

I got 30kg of wheat that I'll try to made voddy out of, It's next on the list after a malted wheat.
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Postby Mikey-moo » Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:28 am

I wanted to reply to this thread... but was too torrified.
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Re: Torrified wheat. Anyone use it?

Postby Swedish Pride » Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:44 am

that's an torrible post
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Re: Torrified wheat. Anyone use it?

Postby Mikey-moo » Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:51 am

I don't know wheat you mean...
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Re: Torrified wheat. Anyone use it?

Postby Still Life » Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:13 am

Mikey-moo wrote:I wanted to reply to this thread... but was too torrified.

I had to fight auto-correct all throughout this post
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Re: Torrified wheat. Anyone use it?

Postby aircarbonarc » Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:36 am

Wheat torrified ideas are we bringing to distilling
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Re: Torrified wheat. Anyone use it?

Postby HDNB » Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:44 am

Swedish Pride wrote:think a few good vodkas are made with nothign but wheat, converted with enzymes out of a bottle.



for sure! i know of a couple. Canadian wheat is best for this imho, but there may be a few argumentative Russians out there. :ebiggrin:
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Re: Torrified wheat. Anyone use it?

Postby aircarbonarc » Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:56 am

HDNB wrote:
Swedish Pride wrote:think a few good vodkas are made with nothign but wheat, converted with enzymes out of a bottle.



for sure! i know of a couple. Canadian wheat is best for this imho, but there may be a few argumentative Russians out there. :ebiggrin:


It's very true, makes a good tasting, economical consistent product.
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Postby greggn » Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:29 pm

>think a few good vodkas are made with nothign but wheat


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Re: Torrified wheat. Anyone use it?

Postby Still Life » Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:04 am

Added the torrified wheat to a Honey Bear run, and then compared it to the straight recipe.
Blind taste: It neither added nor subtracted any discernible flavor.
Maybe why it's not well-known or overwhelmingly used. Live & learn.
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Re: Torrified wheat. Anyone use it?

Postby Swedish Pride » Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:15 am

sounds perfect for vodka then if it's not a dominant flavour
good as i have a bag or unmalted in the shed wating for me to make some voddy
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Re: Torrified wheat. Anyone use it?

Postby pigroaster » Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:36 am

I torrify barley all the time by misting it with water in laundry sprayer about 1 -2 oz per 5 pounds and then hot air pop it at 2 ounces at a time. I hold popper covered until I hear it popping then let it flow out the chute. On barley the result is a white puffed grain seed only along the split but the grain head is larger. I put the result in a brown paper bag lined with paper towels to take the harshness out when I use it to brew beer by rolling it through my mill with a .030 gap. This is a lot cheaper than purchased products. Have fun. Wear gloves if you have soft hands. Works like a charm.
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Re: Torrified wheat. Anyone use it?

Postby Still Life » Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:55 am

pigroaster wrote:I torrify barley all the time by misting it with water in laundry sprayer about 1 -2 oz per 5 pounds and then hot air pop it at 2 ounces at a time. I hold popper covered until I hear it popping then let it flow out the chute. On barley the result is a white puffed grain seed only along the split but the grain head is larger. I put the result in a brown paper bag lined with paper towels to take the harshness out when I use it to brew beer by rolling it through my mill with a .030 gap. This is a lot cheaper than purchased products. Have fun. Wear gloves if you have soft hands. Works like a charm.

Everything I read about torrified grain leads back to beer brewing. Thanks, pigroaster.
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