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How to get proper hazy wheat beer?!
« on: October 25, 2016, 10:36:29 PM »
Hey guys, hope you're fine...

Quick question, I really want to get a hazy wheat beer, proper german style and I just can't get it. I have used malt bills with 40% wheat and not even that way, I know it may sound unreal or something, but I always get crystal clear beers and I don't manage to keep it hazy, everything settles down, and it's gone...

Could it be anything related to the mash? Fermentation time?

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Re: How to get proper hazy wheat beer?!
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2016, 10:38:50 PM »
Join the club.  If I want haze, I need to rock the keg occasionally.  With time, they drop bright.
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Re: How to get proper hazy wheat beer?!
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2016, 11:07:57 PM »
Wheat beers are hazy from yeast...either bottle condition and swirl up the dregs, or agitate the keg every so often.
Corn is a fine adjunct in beer.

And don't buy stale beer.

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Re: How to get proper hazy wheat beer?!
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2016, 11:11:40 PM »
What kind of wheat? If I use 20% or so flaked wheat I get a haze that never clears up (though BioFine takes care of it).
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Re: How to get proper hazy wheat beer?!
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2016, 11:12:53 PM »
Tanal-a!
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Re: How to get proper hazy wheat beer?!
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2016, 11:29:09 PM »
Tanal-a!

Care to elaborate? I'm curious...and eager to try an nail a Weihenstephaner Weißbier using you low O2 methods...
Corn is a fine adjunct in beer.

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Re: How to get proper hazy wheat beer?!
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2016, 11:32:37 PM »
Tanal-a!

Care to elaborate? I'm curious...and eager to try an nail a Weihenstephaner Weißbier using you low O2 methods...

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Re: How to get proper hazy wheat beer?!
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2016, 11:43:10 PM »
Thanks. Perhaps useful in a NEIPA?
Corn is a fine adjunct in beer.

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Re: How to get proper hazy wheat beer?!
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2016, 11:46:00 PM »
Thanks. Perhaps useful in a NEIPA?

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Re: How to get proper hazy wheat beer?!
« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2016, 12:10:53 AM »
That Tanal A business seems interesting...dont understand too well what it does to the Beer but yeah!

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Re: How to get proper hazy wheat beer?!
« Reply #10 on: October 29, 2016, 04:06:22 PM »
I like the idea of just using flaked wheat/barley.  Tanal A isn't used in germany, why do we need to use it?

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Re: How to get proper hazy wheat beer?!
« Reply #11 on: October 29, 2016, 04:15:19 PM »
I like the idea of just using flaked wheat/barley.  Tanal A isn't used in germany, why do we need to use it?

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We don't need to, but we can.

I think true hefeweizens have the advantage of being bottled or consumed quickly. All my kegs drop bright at some point, but I have a variety on at all times and rarely finish a keg faster than a few weeks.

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Re: How to get proper hazy wheat beer?!
« Reply #12 on: October 29, 2016, 04:23:14 PM »
I drink mine too fast, so I guess I don't have that problem.  And if it drops clear can you call it Krystalweizen?

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