Electric Brewing Supply 30A BCS Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Recipes/Ingredients > Alternative hops for hefe?
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 04-30-2009, 09:32 PM   #1
RadicalEd
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 761
Liked 12 Times on 10 Posts
Likes Given: 11

Default Alternative hops for hefe?

So with the recent heat wave that hit a couple days ago, I've been thinking it's about time to brew up a hefe. Looking around the place, I find 2 row, wheat malt, and crystal 40. Looking in the back of the fridge, I noticed a couple bottles of washed hefe yeast from a prior season, which is now contentedly fermenting a starter.

Which takes me to hops--I've got a fair number of them on hand, but no noble German varieties. Being too lazy to make a trip to the store, and thinking it might make for an interesting experiment, what do you think of using any of these hops for a hefe?

Cascades
Centennial
Millennium
EKG
Northern Brewer
Columbus

I've got a ton of the EKG, Cascades, and NB left over from a couple harvests ago, ans since they're starting to lose their potency, ideas with them are especially valued!

__________________
RadicalEd is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-30-2009, 10:23 PM   #2
Reno_eNVy
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Reno_eNVy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Reno, Nevada
Posts: 6,244
Liked 197 Times on 166 Posts
Likes Given: 68

Default

You really should go with noble hops. IMHO, a hefe with those sounds pretty funky. The only exception I'd go with is the Northern Brewer. If you have enough of that, you should be able to make a tasty hefe.

__________________
Primary: air and sadness =(

Kegged: Cascadian Dark Ale

Bottled: English Barleywine (brewed 9/26/09 -- bottled 5/5/10)


LET'S GO LA!
LA CAMPEONES!
PLAY FOR GLORY, THE GLORY LA!
Reno_eNVy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-30-2009, 10:27 PM   #3
DeathBrewer
Maniacally Malty
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
DeathBrewer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Oakland, CA
Posts: 21,825
Liked 207 Times on 113 Posts

Default

Out of the top list, Northern Brewer or East Kent Golding. I wouldn't use citrusy hops in a hefeweizen. I've used Fuggle quite a few times with excellent results...EKG is softer, but I think it would still work. NB may be a little too spicy, but still better than the other options.

__________________
Easy Partial Mash Brewing - Stovetop All-Grain Brewing

"Death is always with us." - Brewpastor

Quote:
DIAICYLF
We will remember...
DeathBrewer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-01-2009, 06:09 PM   #4
RadicalEd
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 761
Liked 12 Times on 10 Posts
Likes Given: 11

Default

Thanks a bunch fellas,

I'll go with NB then, and report back later .

__________________
RadicalEd is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-01-2009, 06:12 PM   #5
TwoHeadsBrewing
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Chico, CA
Posts: 3,930
Liked 28 Times on 25 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

I actually like Cascades in my Citrus Wheat, but that's more of an American Wheat, not a Hefeweizen. It actually works very well, but just don't put a ton it or you'll get more a grapefruit taste. If you're looking at making a more traditional hefe, then the EKG or NB would be my choice.

__________________

Fermenting: ESB
Kegged: Extra IPA, Brown Ale, American Wheat, Blackheart Stout
Coming Up: Dunkleweizen, 3C Pale Ale


DIY Fermentation Chamber
More Brew Stuff
TwoHeadsBrewing is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Looks like Hefe! Smells like Hefe! Tastes like Hefe!……Yes!!!!! knightshift Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 6 09-11-2013 06:40 PM
Alternative to Pelletizing Home Hops mew Hops Growing 16 09-18-2009 09:30 PM
Hops for Hefe daveooph131 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12 04-24-2009 03:26 PM
Bavarian Hefe - which hops? Mayday99 Extract Brewing 1 07-20-2008 04:15 PM
Help with Hefe Hops Shovhed1 Extract Brewing 3 11-26-2007 07:19 PM