Author Topic: Hefe  (Read 142 times)

Offline Fire Rooster

  • Brewer
  • ****
  • Posts: 282
Hefe
« on: September 16, 2020, 07:11:09 PM »
Planning to brew a Hefeweizen.
Have a good idea on grain & hops.
The yeast seems to be the most important part.

Seeking suggestions for a dry-yeast that would correctly
represent the style.

Never used liquid yeast, open for suggestions on that too.

Thank You
« Last Edit: September 16, 2020, 08:59:34 PM by Fire Rooster »

Offline dmtaylor

  • Official Poobah of No Life.
  • *
  • Posts: 3950
    • Manty Malters - Meet the Malters! - Dave Taylor
Re: Hefe
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2020, 09:34:23 PM »
WLP300 is the best I've used in a while.  Wyeast 3068 and Lallemand Munich Classic are supposedly equivalent.  Not the "regular" Munich, but only the Classic.

All other dried yeasts are no good for a hefeweizen in my opinion, assuming you are shooting for the German style.  I've tried several and they just don't fit the bill.

WLP380 makes a good one as well, and Wyeast 3333 should be the equivalent.

I did not have good success with Wyeast 3638, too clean.

You might find something useful in these couple of references:

https://braumagazin.de/article/brewing-bavarian-weissbier-all-you-ever-wanted-to-know/

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/16XRUloO3WXqH9Ixsf5vx2DIKDmrEQJ36tLRBmmya7Jo/edit?usp=sharing
Dave

The world will become a much more pleasant place to live when each and every one of us realizes that we are all idiots.

Offline erockrph

  • Official Poobah of No Life.
  • *
  • Posts: 6487
  • Chepachet, RI
    • The Hop WHisperer
Re: Hefe
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2020, 09:43:33 PM »
I did not have good success with Wyeast 3638, too clean.


Interesting. WY3638/WLP351 is my go-to. It has a bit of sweet spice (vanilla-ish) to it that sets it apart from all the other Hefe strains out there. I use a smaller pitch and ferment at 64F to hit the balance I like. I haven't brewed any banana bombs with it, but that's not really what I shoot for.
Eric B.

Finally got around to starting a homebrewing blog: The Hop Whisperer

Offline dmtaylor

  • Official Poobah of No Life.
  • *
  • Posts: 3950
    • Manty Malters - Meet the Malters! - Dave Taylor
Re: Hefe
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2020, 10:09:39 PM »
I use a smaller pitch and ferment at 64F to hit the balance I like. I haven't brewed any banana bombs with it, but that's not really what I shoot for.

Ditto.  That's just what I did.  But I got different results.  I don't know why.  I guess I could give it another try sometime.
Dave

The world will become a much more pleasant place to live when each and every one of us realizes that we are all idiots.

Offline Fire Rooster

  • Brewer
  • ****
  • Posts: 282
Re: Hefe
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2020, 08:29:16 AM »
Thanks, saved me a lot of research, will check those yeasts out.