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Offline santoch

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Re: Hefe recipe thoughts
« Reply #15 on: May 16, 2019, 04:51:51 AM »
Thanks for posting the link to that article, Joe
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Re: Hefe recipe thoughts
« Reply #16 on: May 18, 2019, 08:08:49 PM »
Update:  no rice hulls, no stuck sparge, no problem.

After the batch sparge, I didn’t get any flow out of the tun but a little bit of stirring got things going.

Recipe was 6.6 wheat malt, 2.2 pilsner, 2.2 Munich.  I’d used as much as 4 lbs of wheat without hulls in other recipes without a problem previously.


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Re: Hefe recipe thoughts
« Reply #17 on: July 10, 2019, 08:40:29 PM »
The Weihenstephaner Hefe is probably my favorite beer in the world but I haven’t had much luck brewing this style in the past, not sure why exactly, but I’m ready to give it another shot.  I read in a recent article that the writer had been advised by somebody at Weihenstephan that on a homebrew scale it might be best to go with a 60% wheat/20% pils/20% Munich ratio.  At the very least, the SRM looks like it will be closer to the real thing than my previous efforts.  Hope I can nail it this time!


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OK after all the rice discussion, how did your Hefe turn out?

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Re: Hefe recipe thoughts
« Reply #18 on: July 11, 2019, 12:13:35 AM »
If you're bored, then rinsing rice hulls is a good idea, because they cling to absolutely everything when wet and make a fine mess to clean up.  You shouldn't need more than 2-3 handfuls and I've not noticed any appreciable wort loss using them.  Also not sure rice hulls contain any more dust than any other grain.  Maybe my source just has clean hulls. 
The last time I used them, I didn't rinse and took first place in competition with the Weissbier, FWIW.

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Re: Hefe recipe thoughts
« Reply #19 on: July 11, 2019, 12:17:20 AM »
Thanks for posting the link to that article, Joe
+1. Looks like I'm late to this thread but the article is interesting and a good read.