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Dunkel Weissen Recipe

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I just had a couple of pints, on tap, of Hacker Pschorr dunkel weissen.  I don't know how this particular brand rates, but I enjoyed it enough to want to brew a d-weissen.

Looking at Jamil's recipe. I see he uses some Special B and crystal 40L.  Any other tried and true recipes?

Last I checked, the recipe wiki on this site didn't have any dunkelweizens.  I did come into some CaraWheat and thought a dunkelweizen would be the right fit.  The discussion of that from a week or two ago is here...

Okay, based on Eric Warner's book, and info from the BJCP guidelines, I've come up with this tentative recipe.

Do you think the 30L Canadian (Gambrinus) Munich malt is a bad idea?  I have 8L German Munich, too, so I can go either way.  The 30L Munich puts me near the lower limit for SRMs though

Jamil's recipe includes Special B, and crystal 40L.  I don't know...

Batch Size (Gal):         7.00    Wort Size (Gal):    7.00
Total Grain (Lbs):       12.69
Anticipated OG:          1.054    Plato:             13.39
Anticipated SRM:          15.3
Anticipated IBU:          14.2
Brewhouse Efficiency:       80 %
Wort Boil Time:             60    Minutes

Formulas Used

Brewhouse Efficiency and Predicted Gravity based on Method #1, Potential Used.
Final Gravity Calculation Based on Points.
Hard Value of Sucrose applied. Value for recipe: 46.2100 ppppg
Yield Type used in Gravity Prediction: Fine Grind Dry Basis.

Color Formula Used:   Morey
Hop IBU Formula Used: Tinseth
Tinseth Concentration Factor: 1.30

Additional Utilization Used For Plug Hops:         2 %
Additional Utilization Used For Pellet Hops:      10 %


   %     Amount     Name                          Origin        Potential SRM
 69.0     8.75 lbs. Wheat Malt                    Germany        1.039      2
 29.6     3.75 lbs. Munich Malt(dark)             Canada         1.034     30
  1.5     0.19 lbs. Carafa Special II             Germany        1.030    430

Potential represented as SG per pound per gallon.


   Amount     Name                              Form    Alpha  IBU  Boil Time
  1.10 oz.    Mt. Hood                          Pellet   4.40  14.2  60 min.

I would go with the 8L Munich, especially if it is a continental variety. Any Munich malt that is as dark as 30L should be treated more like a specialty grain like aromatic than a base malt that is used as a large proportion of the grist.

My best Dunkel weiss biers are 40% Munich (5-10L) and 60% wheat and some Carfa II for color only. It doesn't have to be as dark as the guidelines. Some like caramunich in them but I don't think it's necessary with all that Munich malt.


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