I used to use a simple drink cooler and screen for a mash tun, but was given a chugger pump, 10 gallon Blichmann G2, and false bottom which I now use in a RIMS setup. The first time I brewed a wheat on the new system I used 1# of rice hulls like I always did, but some of the hulls slipped through the false bottom and clogged my quick disconnects. Has anyone else experienced this?
I brewed the same beer again last week, but left the rice hulls out of the equation and had no issues. I am now wondering if they are even necessary with the Blichmann false bottom.
EDIT Grain Bill:
- 5 lbs. 2-Row Brewer’s Malt
- 4 lb. White Wheat Malt
- 0.5 lb. Flaked Wheat
- 0.25 lb. Munich Malt
- 0.25 lb. Aromatic Malt
In your experience, about what amount of Wheat or Oats will cause stuck mashes or lautering problems?