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Offline Kirk

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Heffeweizen Water Build
« on: March 05, 2011, 12:48:51 pm »
Munich Water: Ca 75, SO4 10, Mg 20, Na 10, Cl 2, CO3 200

If you guys were brewing a Heff, would you shoot for that water build, or something a little different?
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Re: Heffeweizen Water Build
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2011, 07:30:15 pm »
Your answer is in the Decarbonation by Boiling thread that has been stickied at the top of the Ingredients section.  The raw Munich water is well suited to dark beers and poorly suited to light colored beers.  Boiling is an old way of reducing alkalinity and hardness and it happens to be effective on Munich water.  Using the boiled Munich water profile would be a good place to start for a Hefe.

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Re: Heffeweizen Water Build
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2011, 08:08:38 pm »
This water should work well for a Weissbier unless you want to brew the dark kind: