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Title: Hefe yeast in an Imperial Pale Ale recipe?
Post by: Chavez324 on May 10, 2013, 06:59:38 PM
Curious if anyone has tried it or knows about some one who has.
Title: Hefe yeast in an Imperial Pale Ale recipe?
Post by: majorvices on May 10, 2013, 08:53:58 PM
Like a doppelweizen ala Avintinus?
Title: Re: Hefe yeast in an Imperial Pale Ale recipe?
Post by: erockrph on May 11, 2013, 05:32:05 AM
I think you need to watch your IBUs if you try this. I'm a huge fan of Schneider's Hopfenweisse, but that's closer to an APA than an IPA in bittering level. I think with the right choice of hops you can definitely get a nice aroma and flavor profile, but an 80 IBU hop bomb is going to clash with the hefe yeast.
Title: Hefe yeast in an Imperial Pale Ale recipe?
Post by: majorvices on May 11, 2013, 06:02:21 AM
I misread this and thought it just said "Imperial Al;e" recipe. I'm not a fan of the cross notes of banana and hops, and while I have not tried it on a IIPA recipe I have done some Belgian Strains with a IIPA grain/hop bill and it is not to my liking. I have not found a commercially developed Belgian/American IPA hybrid that I have truly enjoyed and to my pallet some of the belgian strains share a lot in common with hefeweizen strains, especially when fermenting high gravity worts.
Title: Re: Hefe yeast in an Imperial Pale Ale recipe?
Post by: denny on May 11, 2013, 09:10:18 AM
What the hell is an "imperial pale ale"?  An IPA?