*edit* not sure if that was very clear, just want to verify a certain ratio is needed to get the proper conversion out of the grains.

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*edit* not sure if that was very clear, just want to verify a certain ratio is needed to get the proper conversion out of the grains.

I don't know precisely, but something like 10:1 base/specialty would be reasonable.GaryA said:

*edit* not sure if that was very clear, just want to verify a certain ratio is needed to get the proper conversion out of the grains.

Not necessarily because honey malt is less diastatic than 2-row (how much less I'm unsure) but because 1:1 would be a bit on the RICH side.

For example I would not use more than a pound of crystal malt for a five gallon batch. Think of it like a bowl of ice cream. Vanilla ice cream might not be all that exiting by it's self, but adding an equal portion of chocolate sauce is over doing it.

I do not know the details of how to calculate grain ratios based on diastatic power, because I've never "pushed the limits" so to speak, but I am certain you can dig something up if you google it.

http://www.realbeer.com/jjpalmer/Malt101.html

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D'oh I just realized that I didn't mention this is for a partial mash. I have wheat dry extract but also have some grains I was going to use. The reciped called for 6-row and wheat, I am thinking of using 2-row, wheat, and some left over honey that I have.

I will check out the numbers some more but it sounds like 1 pound 2 row, .5 wheat, and .5 honey might be a reasonable way to go?

I will check out the numbers some more but it sounds like 1 pound 2 row, .5 wheat, and .5 honey might be a reasonable way to go?

GT

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Well since this was a quick and last minute idea I went with the dry wheat extract, 1lb 2 row, and .5 pound wheat. I ran the numbers on using everything and it was getting to be pretty big for a wheat beer. With a little luck and some parts gathering this will be my last brew made with extract. The difference in crush from the brew shop to BC was amazing.