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Re: Hefe
« Reply #15 on: October 11, 2020, 05:09:12 PM »
How about aeration ?
Any special needs for liquid yeast ?

When using dry yeast,  the splashing of wort into fermenter
seems to be enough, and everything works out fine.

Thanks
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Re: Hefe
« Reply #16 on: October 11, 2020, 05:14:17 PM »
How about aeration ?
Any special needs for liquid yeast ?

When using dry yeast,  the splashing of wort into fermenter
seems to be enough, and everything works out fine.

Thanks

Actually dry yeast needs to aeration at all.  It's manufactured so that it isn't necessary.  Liquid can benefit from it.
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Re: Hefe
« Reply #17 on: October 11, 2020, 06:26:56 PM »
How about aeration ?
Any special needs for liquid yeast ?

When using dry yeast,  the splashing of wort in fermenter
seems to be enough, and everything works out fine.

Thanks

Actually dry yeast needs to aeration at all.  It's manufactured so that it isn't necessary.  Liquid can benefit from it.

Would splashing of wort in fermenter be sufficient aeration ?
Or would shaking the fermenter be beneficial, for a hefeweizen
using Wyeast 3068 yeast ?

Thanks
« Last Edit: October 11, 2020, 06:29:06 PM by Fire Rooster »

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Re: Hefe
« Reply #18 on: October 11, 2020, 06:33:37 PM »
How about aeration ?
Any special needs for liquid yeast ?

When using dry yeast,  the splashing of wort in fermenter
seems to be enough, and everything works out fine.

Thanks

Actually dry yeast needs to aeration at all.  It's manufactured so that it isn't necessary.  Liquid can benefit from it.

Would splashing of wort in fermenter be sufficient aeration ?
Or would shaking the fermenter be beneficial, for a hefeweizen
using Wyeast 3068 yeast ?

Thanks

Yeah, either of those.  If it's glass, be very careful shaking the fermenter.
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Re: Hefe
« Reply #19 on: October 11, 2020, 07:01:05 PM »
I use a 5.3 gallon HDPE Speidel that has 2 nice handles.

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Re: Hefe
« Reply #20 on: October 12, 2020, 08:17:12 AM »
Planned Hefeweizen.
AG Batch#42, 4.25 gal

4.5 lbs Soft Red Winter Wheat
3 lbs Vienna
.5 lb Munich

FWH = 1oz Dried leaf Mt Hood hops (4.7AA)
Takes 1/2 hour to get a full boil, hops total time will be 60 minutes, then hop spider removed.

90 min mash (10 qts water, 8 lb grain)
30 min full Boil

Wyeast 3068
Approx 62 degrees


As a side note : IBU's will be lowered for brews to follow.
I've just realized the usual target IBU of 30, is overshadowing the malt.
Lower amounts of grain (ABV) are used, which makes it more easily overrun by the hops.
The plan is to have lower IBU and less hoppy beers so the grain can shine.
Subtle hop flavor and lower IBU's to complement quality grain, and not distract from it.
Not quite sure if IPA's are my preferred style or not, as of now, no.



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Re: Hefe
« Reply #21 on: October 18, 2020, 07:01:26 PM »
I have done two 5 gallon  batches both were 7 pounds of wheat and 4 pounds of german pilsner and an ounce of Hallertau bittering at 60 minutes.

And both times I used WLP300 at about 68 degrees and I had a very nice balanced cloudy hefe that was a hit with my step dad who either drinks Miller lite or hefeweizens.  (Odd taste but I'll take the compliments from him)

Cool thing about hefes are you can do or not do so much with a pretty big temperature range and still get a kick ass smashable beer.

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Re: Hefe
« Reply #22 on: October 25, 2020, 02:00:11 AM »
Just finished a Hefe and used OMEGA YEAST OYL-021 - HEFEWEIZEN ALE I it was the 1st time using this brand and I love it.... less than 12 hrs after pitching I had total blowout on my air lock and had to quickly rig up a hose/bottle rig. The Hefe turned out out with great flavor. My best batch yet!!!

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Re: Hefe
« Reply #23 on: October 25, 2020, 02:02:00 AM »
Just kegged mine!

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Re: Hefe
« Reply #25 on: October 29, 2020, 08:45:52 PM »
Ordered and received wheat malt for Hefeweizen.
Trying for first time (I think) Soft Red Winter Wheat.
I usually go with White Wheat, Hard Red Winter Wheat is too harsh for me.

Sharing this for those who don't like wheat malt, could be the variety they get.
https://kswheat.com/news/which-wheat-for-what
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Re: Hefe
« Reply #26 on: October 29, 2020, 10:47:36 PM »
Sweet follow up with pics and how it turned out

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Re: Hefe
« Reply #27 on: October 30, 2020, 09:54:08 AM »
Sweet follow up with pics and how it turned out

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Will do
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Re: Hefe
« Reply #28 on: November 03, 2020, 06:54:07 PM »
Received today 3068, MFG 20 JUNE 2020.
Ordered with two ice packs, opened checked temp of yeast, 58 degrees.

Was hoping for a newer date, any issues ?

Brewing tomorrow morning.

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Re: Hefe
« Reply #29 on: November 03, 2020, 07:03:35 PM »
Received today 3068, MFG 20 JUNE 2020.
Ordered with two ice packs, opened checked temp of yeast, 58 degrees.

Was hoping for a newer date, any issues ?

Brewing tomorrow morning.

Thanks

No problem whatsoever.
Life begins at 60.....1.060, that is!

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