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Hefeweizen
« on: December 28, 2016, 02:22:49 PM »
Hey everybody back again with a another brew. My buddy and I decided to wait on the Belgian Quad and do a Hefeweizen instead. I know the grain bill isn't traditional of a Bavarian Hefe but this is what we are going with! Let me know what you guys think!
50% Briess Red Wheat Malt 5 lbs
50% Irish Ale Malt 5 lbs (only base malt I have on hand)
1 oz Hallertau hops 2.7% AA @ 60 minutes
WLP300 Hefeweizen Yeast, probably hold at 66F
Plan on a double decoction mash, mash in at 110F Rest to 134F Rest to 152 Rest.
What does everyone think?
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Re: Hefeweizen
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2016, 03:22:19 PM »
I would add a half pound of rice hulls and do a single infusion mash. I'm too lazy of a brewer to conduct decoction mashes.

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Re: Hefeweizen
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2016, 03:26:17 PM »
I enjoy doing decoction mashes and am taking this opportunity to teach my friend how to do it. Thanks for reminding to add rice hulls... totally slipped my mind haha.
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Re: Hefeweizen
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2016, 03:59:11 PM »
Check your pH if you can.  The Irish pale is a dark 2row isn't it?

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Re: Hefeweizen
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2016, 04:33:33 PM »
It is a 2.8L according to the manufacture which I didn't think was too dark. Isn't a dark like maris otter at like 3.5L?
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Re: Hefeweizen
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2016, 04:57:45 PM »
I don't think the Irish ale malt will be a problem as long as you know it's going to be like using a standard pale malt rather than the normal pils.
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Re: Hefeweizen
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2016, 05:11:07 PM »
Not the same product I was thinking.  I thought it was like a Irish version munich.  Should be fine what is you SO4/Cl

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Re: Hefeweizen
« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2016, 08:01:59 PM »
I agree - skip the decoction.  You can substitute .5 lbs of melanoidan malt if you really want, though I think it will be fine with the malt you already have.

Also, 1 oz of 2.7 %AA is low even for a weissbier.  I'd boost it to around 1.5 oz or so.  Aim for 18-20 ibu range to balance the malt sweetness.  Otherwise, everything looks good
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Re: Hefeweizen
« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2016, 08:21:17 PM »
Thanks everybody for the feedback. I have been brewing as I post and already did the decoction. As I stated before I enjoy doing the decoction and wanted to teach my friend who is getting into homebrewing. I did up the amount of hops to 1.25oz.
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Re: Hefeweizen
« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2016, 08:55:50 PM »
Atta boy perry!  I am a decoction guy too.  When the style calls for it.  It isn't for everyone, which we all know by now.  How did the mash go?
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Re: Hefeweizen
« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2016, 09:36:24 PM »
Went good! Over shot my second rest by a few degrees but just stirred and let it cool a bit but went very smooth. We just pitched the yeast and kegged our Rye Brown Porter. Time to kick back and drink!
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Re: Hefeweizen
« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2017, 08:32:23 PM »
Hey everybody been awhile since I have had a chance to get on and update my posts but this beer turned out really well! It sat in the primary for a while because honestly I forgot about it... (but after stumbling across it lol) I finally kegged it and just tasted it today. The flavor is subtle but very enjoyable and the aroma is amazing. It has a nice color a little darker than expected but that probably occurred from the decoction. This one is definitely one I will be making a regular in my summer rotation! I'll post a pic when I get a chance.

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