Help, slow run off
I just got home from a 15+ hour day in the brewhouse. My runoff today took 5.5 hours(normally it's 60-90 mins). I usually use a Canadian 2-Row, however due to the two new beers I'm brewing, one today and one on Monday I'm using Castle pils from Belgium. Monday's batch is a Belgian white that'll use pils,wheat and oats. I've purchased rice hulls for the Wit, so my questions are
1) My grainbed today was entirely pils malt, is it normal with pils malt or Castle pils that it gums up and turns into cement?
2) What techniques other than using the rice hulls could be implemented to avoid such black holes in one's brew day?
3) I was recommened to use about 25-35 pounds of rice hulls for my Wit but now after see how just the pils malt was sticking I'm fearful with the addition of wheat and oats it might be even worse. Would raising the amount of rice hulls help to say 50 pounds, any thoughts, suggestions,comments?
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