UniGrain Unmalted Rolled or Flaked Red Wheat has been steamed and rolled to gelatinize its starches, making them accessible for conversion to sugars. However, because the Wheat is unmalted, it does not possess the enzymes required for conversion to sugars, so it must be mashed with base malts for conversion to occur.
Rolled Red Wheat is traditionally dehulled red wheat grains that have been steamed and rolled into flat flakes under heavy rollers.
Flaked or Rolled Wheat is a common ingredient in wheat beers such as Bavarian Weisse, and is essential to Belgian Lambics and Witbiers. It adds the essential starch haze and high levels of protein required in these beers.
Flaked wheat adds more sharp wheat flavour than malted wheat. UniGrain Rolled Red Wheat must be mashed in conjunction with a base malt.
For making Witbiers and other specialties. Helps with head retention in all beers. Will leave a slight haze. Can also be used in place of unmalted wheat in many recipes. Unmalted wheat is a common ingredient in wheat beers, including: American Wheat, Bavarian Weisse, Belgian Lambic and Wit and can be used to give body and flavour to IPAs and haze and mouthfeel to New England IPAs. Flaked wheat can be a useful substitute for raw grain. While it retains much of the special character of the raw product, flaked wheat is much easier to handle, primarily because it requires no milling. Like flaked barley, maize, and oats, it can be added directly to the barley malt in any mash. Like raw wheat, Flaked Wheat is especially suitable for drier, crisper beers than for Bavarian-style weissbier.
UniGrain has a proud and successful record in the cereal, grain and pulse milling sectors in Australia, with a history dating back to the 1970s. UniGrain mills oats from both its Victoria and West Australian mills and have now grown to become one of the largest users and millers of oats in the Asia Pacific region. All products milled at UniGrain sites are sourced locally, and like BeerCo.com.au UniGrain pride themselves on their commitment and long term relationship with Australian growers.
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