Chit Wheat Malt - High Protein Specialty Malt.
The term “chitting” in malt represents the first stage of germination, where the barley has taken up enough moisture from steeping to start the magic process of converting starch into soluble sugars. Chit malt has a particularly high level of inherent starter enzymes, which contribute significantly to improving the conversion of starch, thus increasing the yield.
Chit Wheat offers new options for your Saisons, Sours, Low alcohol beers or Hazy Pale Ales. It can add noticeable body and velvety mouthfeel, due to wheat's high protein content, combined with killing it at the chitting stage. Use alone, as a substitute for raw, flaked and rolled grains or in conjunction with Chit Barley. The higher enzymatic activity in Chit Malt can also increase mash efficiency and starch conversion rates when paired with these cheaper, unmodified cereal grains.
Rate: Up to 5%
Available uncrushed or crushed in-house on request.
Origin: New Zealand