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it's my first post in here. I've just done my first batch of weissbier (or any other). It turned out quite alright so I'd like to repeat it to check I wasn't lucky. However, since it was from a kit I'd like to buy the ingredients in bulk from elsewhere rather than buying their £10 ingredients-only kit. The following link is the ingredients kit:

brewcraftbeer

I was looking for some help on the (some) type of crushed grain I can try to buy, for instance, from here:

maltmiller

in order to brew another weissbier. Perhaps it's not as straightforward as I think though...

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  • Those are the same link; the "maltmiller" link is not correct.
    – jsled
    Jan 15 '16 at 22:34
  • Fixed. Sorry about that
    – jpjorge
    Jan 15 '16 at 22:36
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It's basically as straightforward as you think.

Weissbier/weizen recipes vary, but you're looking at 40-60% wheat malt, with the balance being mostly pilsner or pale/2-row malt, maybe a touch of carapils for residual sugars/body.

The biggest thing to note is that crushed grain as a much more limited lifetime than whole grain that you crush on demand. But properly stored (vacuum sealed bags in the freezer) you can probably keep it around for a couple-few months.

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Here are a few recipes that you can look at for help: http://beersmithrecipes.com/searchrecipe?uid=&term=Weizen&submit.x=13&submit.y=9&sort=Best+Match&allgrain=1&rated=4

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Under German purity law any beer labeled Weiss or Weizen must be at least 50% malted wheat in its grain bill. That it purely trivial for a homebrewer, do what your palate likes.

Along with jsled, there's nothing like milling your grain on brewday to add to the experience, but a mill does have a pretty big initial investment. ($200 us)

Try to find a Local Home Brew Supply store to get your grain. They usually have a mill on hand for customer use. It's recommended to use milled grain fresh. I've seen varied opinions on how long it will keep but 2 weeks is a general max for properly stored milled grain. Most kits are milled close to shipping date, but you really never know unless you mill it yourself.

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  • Thanks for the tip. It does make sense. In way seems equivalent to roasted coffee. It looses freshness quite fast after grinding - the reason why I grind my own. Will definitely consider the option of a mill for the grain.
    – jpjorge
    Jan 16 '16 at 14:17

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