Wheat malt specifications

Today I received the wheat malt specifications. With a Kolbach-Index of 37.5 it is still a well modified malt. Only the Hartong VZ 45 with 31.8 was a little bit below it's standard values. All other values where in standard range and I consider the offered malt as a good brewing malt for a pub brewery. I hope that we will brew the best Wheat beer available in Irland with it!

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Weizenmals Einkauf

Sometimes it isn't that easy to get wheatmalt somewhere else than in Germany, where the wheat beer has its tradition. When I last made a analysis of the wheat malt we got delivered from an Irish malting company I found 1/3 barley grain, some grains I couldn't identify, husks and dusts; all the things that are not really suitable for brewing a good Baverian wheat beer. I'm now getting in contact with some suppliers to buy at least 1t of malt. (Hey we don't brew that much wheat beer, 1t is pretty much)

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To go green ... with the homebrewing

Basicbrewing is one of the funniest (probably the funniest) podcasts about brewing. I was listening to one of their shows which was about "green brewing" means about sustainable, environmental protectiv brewing. There are many things which could be done to reduce waste, water consumption and so on. Homebrewers are probably much more creative than the industry?

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Foam stability enhancements

We had some more discussion on how to improve foam stability. So, what can basically be done to get a better head retention? The key influence factors on foam are different fractions of nitrogen, isohumulones, alcohol and some other things. The former described method to bring in post-fermentation iso hops couldn't be done as extra equipment needs to be bought and no space is left for new equipment. The brewerey is stuffed until the roof. The coagulable nitrogen which precipitates, or should precpitate, during boiling is a bonus factor for the foam.

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Looking for TetraHydro Extract supplier

Due to our raw material we are experience some problems with the head retention of some of our brews. I'm now looking into the usage of TetraHydro Extract which is said that it could help to stabilize the foam. I never used this kind of pre isomerised extract before and I read that it needs to be dosed in after filtration. When I got a sample of TetraHydro extract it was very viscose. I'm wondering how to dose it uniformly in. The solution might be to heat the extract up and than does it in.

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