Old Wheat berries, bread not rising
Hello all, I'm new to the forum. I've been making sourdough bread for about 6 months now and my bread has been great! A few months ago I acquired 3 large pails of red wheat from my husbands 100 year old grandmother when she passed. I have no idea how old it is. When i mix it half and half with white wheat it works great. But when I use the red wheat alone my dough doesn't rise. Now I'm thinking maybe it is soft wheat instead of hard. Does anyone know how to tell the difference between the two by looks? None of the buckets have any labels on them.