I hope this finds everyone in good spirits.
There comes a time in everyone's life (sometimes many times) when they need to eat a little crow. This is one of those times for me. I started this post as a boisterous assumption of my success. I don't think I truly understood what it was to be an AHA member and part of a learning community. I instead treated this forum as a place I could boast about minor level of success I've had in homebrewing. I feel the need to correct myself and eat some crow.
First off, I must extend some apologies to those I may have offended and or outright disregarded. Martin, for one, is one of the most intelligent men I've had the pleasure of reading about regarding brewing water. His reputation was unknown to me until I did some continued research. This community, being graced by his presence, is truly better off with him. I hope he accepts my most sincere apology for my unwarranted aggression and child-like behavior when he was offering his cherished and useful advice. I would also like to apologize to TheBeerery (of whom I do not know his real name), for the same reasons I apologized to Martin. I made a critical error in believing I knew everything there was to know about a style many others are far more experts in than myself. I hope both gentlemen know that I wish to eat my words and hope to remain a member of this community so that I may become further educated.
Addressing the progress of this particular thread, I am amazed at how much attention this got. While I should have expected as much with such a bold statement as a title, I never thought I'd get so many excellent and intelligent conversations out of this. It is because of Martin's comment about not leading someone astray with the title of this thread that I'd like to modify the title to something more fitting. I will be renaming this thread "Quest for the Ultimate Traditional Weizen Recipe". I feel that with the direction this thread has taken, that is a more appropriate name. I certainly didn't have the ultimate traditional weizen recipe, and I certainly didn't figure it out. Though, through your combined efforts, we are certainly closer as a community to coming up with great weizen recipes! It is due to that and the nature of this forum that I am happy to admit I am not the end all be all of weizens, not even by a long shot.
I will be updating the OP with the name change, a more appropriate water profile (as suggested by Martin), and a brief paragraph explaining such changes. I am happy to be a part of this community and hope to meet you all in person and discuss this very topic over some very nice weizens
. Thank you all for everything you've contributed to this post and I hope everyone has learned something from it, I know I certainly have!