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wheat help, urgent.
« on: March 09, 2012, 03:12:17 PM »
  I need to get my grain bill to the brewery asap so i can brew a wheat on Monday for a buddy's party then end of the month. I gave one of my laptops to my neice, not thinking that all my software for brewing and recipes were on it. I need a a grain bill for 20 gallons of wheat, I typically go 50/50. Looking to hit around 1050 - 1055. Oh, and maybe some advice on how much hallertau to throw in to reach 15-20 ibu. Mainly bittering. Thanks!
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Re: wheat help, urgent.
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2012, 03:15:55 PM »
Wheat has about the same potential as barley IIRC.  Around 36 ppg.  At 75% efficiency, that gets you 27 points for each lb. in each gal.  Get out a pencil and paper and take it from there.
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Re: wheat help, urgent.
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2012, 03:26:10 PM »
Wheat has about the same potential as barley IIRC.  Around 36 ppg.  At 75% efficiency, that gets you 27 points for each lb. in each gal.  Get out a pencil and paper and take it from there.
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Re: wheat help, urgent.
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2012, 03:33:35 PM »
Even worse than an American hefe, its a honey weizen. (Hey, its what the dude wants) Change of plans, now he only wants 5 gal of it,  and the rest porter. I got that covered. I'll bust out the pen and paper, but no promises I won't be back asking questions.
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Re: wheat help, urgent.
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2012, 03:35:46 PM »
gonna take a shot in the dark here. 5 lbs wheat, 5 lbs barley .5oz hallertauer. Oh wait, you said honey wheat. so 4 lbs wheat 4 lbs barley 1 lbs honey .5 oz hallertauer
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Re: wheat help, urgent.
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2012, 03:38:23 PM »
I was going to say 20 lbs wheat, 20 lbs pils, 4 oz hallertau, WLP380 pitch at 62 degrees.

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Re: wheat help, urgent.
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2012, 03:57:35 PM »
Morticai, I'm leaning your direction. Gonna go 5 and 5 though, as I would never use a full pound of honey malt. That's a lot in 5 gal. And, I may use the full oz hallertau.
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Re: wheat help, urgent.
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2012, 04:24:42 PM »
This isn't 50/50, but it's my recipe scaled to 21 gallons.

Rounded off.

22.5 lbs of wheat
14 lbs of Pilsner
3 lbs of Munich
1 lb of Caramunich

2.34 oz of Hallertaur (4.3%) at 60 minutes
1.7 oz of Hallertaur (4.3%) at 20 minutes

WLP300 Ferment at 62.

That's about 14.3 IBU and 12.496 Plato on gravity. 

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Re: wheat help, urgent.
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2012, 05:14:18 PM »
Morticai, I'm leaning your direction. Gonna go 5 and 5 though, as I would never use a full pound of honey malt. That's a lot in 5 gal. And, I may use the full oz hallertau.
There's a good chance he meant honey, not honey malt.
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Re: wheat help, urgent.
« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2012, 05:55:47 PM »
Good point. I was just assuming, and you know where that lands you.
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Re: wheat help, urgent.
« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2012, 06:18:01 PM »
I think this recipe might benefit from a handful of Jolly Ranchers.  8)
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Re: wheat help, urgent.
« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2012, 09:47:04 PM »
Any recipe could benefit from a handful of Jolly Ranchers.  ;D
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Re: wheat help, urgent.
« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2012, 11:01:17 PM »
Morticai, I'm leaning your direction. Gonna go 5 and 5 though, as I would never use a full pound of honey malt. That's a lot in 5 gal. And, I may use the full oz hallertau.
There's a good chance he meant honey, not honey malt.

Yeah I was thinking honey. I've never actually used honey malt. not even sure what it actually is. Is it a crystal malt of some kind?
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Re: wheat help, urgent.
« Reply #13 on: March 10, 2012, 02:49:42 PM »
Morticai, I'm leaning your direction. Gonna go 5 and 5 though, as I would never use a full pound of honey malt. That's a lot in 5 gal. And, I may use the full oz hallertau.
There's a good chance he meant honey, not honey malt.

Yeah I was thinking honey. I've never actually used honey malt. not even sure what it actually is. Is it a crystal malt of some kind?

Never used honey malt  :o !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! For shame. Ignore this poor poor man :)
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