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Re: Weyerman CaraWheat?
« Reply #15 on: February 23, 2011, 07:52:54 PM »
what is your mash schedule?
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Re: Weyerman CaraWheat?
« Reply #16 on: February 23, 2011, 08:41:25 PM »
what is your mash schedule?

I'm planning on combining info from two recent Zymurgy articles to come up with a mash schedule.  The actual rests will be something like the "Intensive Banana" article and the decoction will actually be Jeff Renner's "Pseudo Decoction" using the pressure cooker.  I haven't done the actual math yet to get steps and quantities but I plan on doing the calculations between now and the weekend.
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Re: Weyerman CaraWheat?
« Reply #17 on: February 25, 2011, 06:59:47 PM »
Cool. Let us know.
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Re: Weyerman CaraWheat?
« Reply #18 on: February 26, 2011, 08:47:58 PM »
Okay, after much messing around with the math, it looks like I'm going with...

For the pseudo-decoction part of the mash, .5lb Wheat, 1.3lb Dark Munich, .5lb Pils, .7lb Carawheat, 1oz Carafa.  Make this a thick mash at 1qt/lb so mash in with just over 3qts of water at 111F to get a first rest at 104F.

For the main mash, 3.5lb Wheat, .7lb Dark Munich, 1.5lb Pils, .3lb Carawheat, 1oz Carafa.  This is a thinner mash at 1.5qt/lb so mash in with just over 9qts of water at 108F to get a first rest also at 104F.

After a 20 minute rest on the first mash, stick it in the pressure cooker and give it 15-20 minutes at 15psi.  Once it's cooled back down to 212F and the thingy drops, combine it with the main mash.  Math says this should get the main mash up to 132F so I'll also add a little over 6qts of water at 205F to get the final rest to 155F.

Vorlauf, drain, sparge with 3.5 gallons of water at 174F to get sparge temp of 168F.  Carry on as usual from here on out.

We'll see how it all works out tomorrow.
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Re: Weyerman CaraWheat?
« Reply #19 on: March 10, 2011, 07:11:15 PM »
Can this be right?  A Dunkelweizen calls for about 4.0 volumes of CO2?  Priming calculators say that means about 8 oz of cane sugar.  I only use about 4 oz in most of my other brews.
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Re: Weyerman CaraWheat?
« Reply #20 on: March 10, 2011, 11:27:23 PM »
Can this be right?  A Dunkelweizen calls for about 4.0 volumes of CO2?  Priming calculators say that means about 8 oz of cane sugar.  I only use about 4 oz in most of my other brews.
seems excessive to me. Beersmith tells me that style carb levels are between 2.5 and 2.9 volumes which would be more like 4-5 oz of table sugar
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Re: Weyerman CaraWheat?
« Reply #21 on: March 11, 2011, 07:47:38 AM »
seems excessive to me. Beersmith tells me that style carb levels are between 2.5 and 2.9 volumes which would be more like 4-5 oz of table sugar

Yeah, BeerSmith told me the same thing (although it doesn't work for cane sugar), but the online priming calculators seem to recommend higher CO2 volumes for weizens...

http://www.tastybrew.com/calculators/priming.html
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Re: Weyerman CaraWheat?
« Reply #22 on: March 11, 2011, 08:49:35 AM »
got me then.

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Re: Weyerman CaraWheat?
« Reply #23 on: March 12, 2011, 09:22:49 PM »
Ok, went ahead and split the difference.  Beersmith says 4oz, the others say 8oz, so I went with 6oz.  It'll be one of my entries for NHC so hopefully not a bottle bomb :)
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Re: Weyerman CaraWheat?
« Reply #24 on: April 05, 2011, 07:02:50 PM »
Ok, went ahead and split the difference.  Beersmith says 4oz, the others say 8oz, so I went with 6oz.  It'll be one of my entries for NHC so hopefully not a bottle bomb :)

After three weeks bottle conditioning, cracked the first one and it looks like the 6oz worked perfectly
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Re: Weyerman CaraWheat?
« Reply #25 on: April 05, 2011, 07:09:54 PM »
Ok, went ahead and split the difference.  Beersmith says 4oz, the others say 8oz, so I went with 6oz.  It'll be one of my entries for NHC so hopefully not a bottle bomb :)

After three weeks bottle conditioning, cracked the first one and it looks like the 6oz worked perfectly

Nice...did you get it off for the NHC in time?
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Re: Weyerman CaraWheat?
« Reply #26 on: April 05, 2011, 07:52:55 PM »
Nice...did you get it off for the NHC in time?

Yep, UPS tracking showed it delivered on the 29th
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Re: Weyerman CaraWheat?
« Reply #27 on: May 04, 2011, 12:11:42 PM »
Nice...did you get it off for the NHC in time?

Yep, UPS tracking showed it delivered on the 29th

As we're all too aware, NHC results aren't in yet but this recipe that we're talking about just took Gold in the German Wheat and Rye cagtegory of the Hurricane Blowoff Homebrew Competition down in Florida.
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Re: Weyerman CaraWheat?
« Reply #28 on: May 04, 2011, 12:13:27 PM »
Nice...did you get it off for the NHC in time?

Yep, UPS tracking showed it delivered on the 29th

As we're all too aware, NHC results aren't in yet but this recipe that we're talking about just took Gold in the German Wheat and Rye cagtegory of the Hurricane Blowoff Homebrew Competition down in Florida.

and it was mighty tasty  ;)
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Re: Weyerman CaraWheat?
« Reply #29 on: May 05, 2011, 08:43:19 PM »
Nice...did you get it off for the NHC in time?

Yep, UPS tracking showed it delivered on the 29th

As we're all too aware, NHC results aren't in yet but this recipe that we're talking about just took Gold in the German Wheat and Rye cagtegory of the Hurricane Blowoff Homebrew Competition down in Florida.
Congratulations
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