Briess Crushed Red Wheat 50 lb

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Briess Crushed Red Wheat 50 lb. is a premium malted wheat designed for beer making. It is a light-colored, low-protein wheat that is perfect for adding body and flavor to your beer. It is a great choice for wheat beers, Belgian-style ales, and other wheat-based styles. It has a mild, slightly sweet flavor and a light, fluffy texture that will add a unique character to your beer. Briess Crushed Red Wheat is a great choice for any beer maker looking to add a unique flavor and texture to their brew.

Flavor contributions: creamy, sweet, malty, wheat, floury.


  • Bushel Wt: 60 lb
  • Plump: 89%
  • Thru: 1%
  • Moisture: 12.0%
  • Protein: 10.0%
  • Extract FG, Dry Basis: 80.0%
  • Typical Color L: 2.3


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london-beer-yeast1.png Yeast

Your yeast selection has a big impact on your overall flavor profile and mouthfeel. You have lots of choices that will work well with Briess Crushed Red Wheat.

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One Step Cleaner

If you are purchasing Briess Crushed Red Wheat, you're getting ready to make beer and need to wash your equipment. 


Hops is the main bittering agent in beer. You can select from a huge line of hop varietals from Hop Union to suit any brewers needs. Get the freshest hops for your next home brewing endeavor. All hops are from YHC.    

brew-pot.pngBrew Pots

The pot pictured is an 8 gallon pot that is perfect for a beer kit or a standard 5 gallon batch. 

wart-chiller.pngWort Chillers and Thermometers

Wort Chillers and Thermometers are long term investments. It is important to chill your Briess Crushed Red Wheat wort quickly. The quicker you chill it the stronger the cold break will be. You also need a good thermometer because high powered boiling changes more rapid temperature fluctuations.


Auto-siphons are a great luxury item to have in your brew equipment. Once you have one you will never go without one again. Don't forget to use a heavy duty sanitizer to clean it since you don't want to replace it as often as hoses. A good sanitizer for that job is Five Star San. 


 If you are using Briess Crushed Red Wheat, you are getting ready to ferment some beer. Here's a link to our fermenter equipment.


 Many people reuse their hoses for far too long. Replacing your hoses often or even using as single use items is highly recommended with beer making.


Pouring your wort into a carboy can be tricky. Use a big funnel made just for the job. They even have different mesh screens to remove particles.  


All that healthy yeast is going to make a lot of gas. You'll be needing an airlock to let it out, and not let anything in. It is recommended to replace airlocks often. Because they never physically touch the beer, the sanitation risk is too often overlooked. Bacteria can spread without physical contact in a closed environment and plastic stubbornly harbors bacteria.  

yeast-starter.pngYeast Starters

Making a yeast starter is a great way to avoid stuck fermentation and also get high yeast counts that allow the final cells to clean up after themselves, reducing off flavors and aromas. Higher populations means less yeast stress and less risk of off-flavors.  They help make better beer and can be used with Briess Crushed Red Wheat. Use the right equipment to make the job easy. Flask, Foam Stopper, and Airlock. 





References to beer can be found in some of the earliest Sumerian writings, such as "The Hymn to Ninkasi", a prayer to the goddess Ninkasi which also served as a way to remember the recipe for beer in a largely illiterate society. Additionally, the Epic of Gilgamesh includes the ancient advice given to Gilgamesh by the ale-wife Siduri, which may have been a reference to the enjoyment of beer: "Fill your belly. Day and night make merry".