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Wheat Beer

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Wheat BeerWheat Beer basically is a kind of Beer which is brewed with a significant quantity of wheat. In other words we can say that major constituents of mash should  be wheat. So wheat Beer contains larger portion of wheat malt, generally vary from 50%-70% and the remaining is regular barley malt. Wheat Beer generally are  top fermented and vary substantially with the style is brewing is used. During the fermentation process, yeast cells rise to the surface is called top fermented. On the other hand the bottom fermenting yeast settles at the bottom of the beer.

Wheat Beers are comparatively thicker than barley Beer. The reason is that wheat has a lot of protein in it than barley. This protein also creates haze in most  wheat beers. Wheat contributes very little flavor to a beer but it does contribute a distinctively silky mouthfeel. Wheat Beer is highly bubbling and are  generally light in flavour. That is why wheat Beer is preferred in summer.

During last several years wheat Beer have become very popular. Especially because people prefer wheat Beer more during summers. In earlier centuries, the use
of wheat beer in Beer making was illegal in many places, simply because of scarcity wheat to be used in Beer making.

In my next blog I shall discuss about the types of wheat Beer.

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