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Re: Hefe
« Reply #90 on: December 11, 2020, 02:48:02 PM »
Congrats!!!

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Re: Hefe
« Reply #91 on: December 12, 2020, 10:10:57 AM »
Congrats!!!

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I'm really glad it worked out, it was the first liquid yeast, and first Hefeweizen.
First sip of a new batch always seems stressful, the dreaded "I've got 4.5 gallons of this :< always looms.
Now the wait for 3 weeks of bottle condition and carb.
As promised will take pic, at least try to find out where to upload and share.

Thanks
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Re: Hefe
« Reply #92 on: December 21, 2020, 04:32:52 AM »
Glad to hear it!  Congrats!
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Re: Hefe
« Reply #93 on: January 01, 2021, 09:17:21 AM »
Hefe first tasting notes.

1. Beer was good, not my preferred style, something different.
2. Its been noted best fresh, agreed.  Banana notes faded, not perceived being present.
3. Balance of clove/banana has been mentioned, also agreed. Some banana would be beneficial.
4. Surprised on the clove taste.  Not like the clove spice used for cooking.
5. Very smooth
6. The style calls for higher carbonation, I carbonated low as usual.
7. Nice change of pace, drinking over the long haul will be an issue though.

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Re: Hefe
« Reply #94 on: January 01, 2021, 03:12:23 PM »
Hefe first tasting notes.

1. Beer was good, not my preferred style, something different.
2. Its been noted best fresh, agreed.  Banana notes faded, not perceived being present.
3. Balance of clove/banana has been mentioned, also agreed. Some banana would be beneficial.
4. Surprised on the clove taste.  Not like the clove spice used for cooking.
5. Very smooth
6. The style calls for higher carbonation, I carbonated low as usual.
7. Nice change of pace, drinking over the long haul will be an issue though.

Struggling with new phone taking good pics.
Yeah, I brew Hefe about once every 3 or 4 years. It's a great beer when fresh, but my craving is satisfied after a few pints . I usually end up dumping the rest of the keg after a month or two to make room for another batch.

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Re: Hefe
« Reply #95 on: January 01, 2021, 03:56:38 PM »
I find best drank within two weeks of being kegged

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Re: Hefe
« Reply #96 on: January 02, 2021, 09:55:24 AM »
Also, against better judgement didn't use White Wheat.
Thought I'd give non white wheat another try, lesson learned, again.
Wife is a super taste tester, and picky. On a long streak she has rated
my brews 7-9 (scale 1-10), this one she gave a 3.

 
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Re: Hefe
« Reply #97 on: January 15, 2021, 09:14:31 PM »
Don't know what happened, but the Hefe has changed.
After 2 weeks of bottles being stored on mid 50's basement floor, it has improved dramatically.
It's now enjoyable, smooth, no more harsh clove bite, and the wife now gives it an 8.
Phew, thought it was headed for a dump.
I lack the skills to give a detailed description, other than very good.
« Last Edit: January 15, 2021, 09:24:47 PM by Fire Rooster »