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Re: German Hefeweizen
« Reply #30 on: November 17, 2011, 01:34:30 PM »
I like to employ a step mash of 111 for 20 minutes and 150 for 45 or until completion.

I also prefer blending the WLP300 and 380 and ferment at 62.  Personally I cant really tell any distinguishable difference between decocting to get to your 150 from 111 as opposed to just step mashing.
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Re: German Hefeweizen
« Reply #31 on: November 17, 2011, 03:31:04 PM »
I like to employ a step mash of 111 for 20 minutes and 150 for 45 or until completion.

+1 - I did this recently (as a change from single infusion) and was very happy with the results.
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Re: German Hefeweizen
« Reply #32 on: November 17, 2011, 03:48:26 PM »
I like to employ a step mash of 111 for 20 minutes and 150 for 45 or until completion.

+1 - I did this recently (as a change from single infusion) and was very happy with the results.

What yeast did you use?  I've thought about doing the 4-VG rest but wondered if the clove might be too overpowering when used in conjunction with hefe IV.
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Re: German Hefeweizen
« Reply #33 on: November 17, 2011, 03:53:35 PM »
I like to employ a step mash of 111 for 20 minutes and 150 for 45 or until completion.

+1 - I did this recently (as a change from single infusion) and was very happy with the results.

What yeast did you use?  I've thought about doing the 4-VG rest but wondered if the clove might be too overpowering when used in conjunction with hefe IV.


WL 380 which IIRC is IV?
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Re: German Hefeweizen
« Reply #34 on: November 17, 2011, 06:21:12 PM »
WLP380 is Hefe IV and if I didn't like clove as much I would use WLP300 instead.  You can get enough clove from a 62F ferment with WLP300.
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Re: German Hefeweizen
« Reply #35 on: November 17, 2011, 09:28:39 PM »
I like to employ a step mash of 111 for 20 minutes and 150 for 45 or until completion.

+1 - I did this recently (as a change from single infusion) and was very happy with the results.
Paul what happened.
You step mashed??
Way to go man.
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Re: German Hefeweizen
« Reply #36 on: November 18, 2011, 07:14:15 AM »
I like to employ a step mash of 111 for 20 minutes and 150 for 45 or until completion.

+1 - I did this recently (as a change from single infusion) and was very happy with the results.
Paul what happened.
You step mashed??
Way to go man.

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Re: German Hefeweizen
« Reply #37 on: November 18, 2011, 07:49:58 AM »
I didn't get very much clove with a single infusion. Think I'll try a step mash with a 4 VG rest on the next recipe.
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