Buckwheat hulls 0,5kg
When all-grain brewing using large quantities of wheat, oats or other coarse grains the filter bed can become easily clogged, which makes lautering very difficult.
Buckwheat hulls are the ideal solution: they do not affect the flavour at all and can be used to improve the lautering of the mash.
When to use:
- When using a lot of wheat malt (more than 50%) – wheat malt has no husks, which makes lautering difficult.
- When using a lot of unmalted grain (flakes)
- When using rye (rye has no husks either). The filter can become blocked, with no more liquid able to pass through the grain bed.
Use: max. 5% adjunct.
The simplest option is to add the hulls to the mash (especially if using a system that circulates the wort (Braumeister, Grainfather, Brew Monk etc.).