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Old 01-26-2010, 01:33 PM   #1
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Default Any point in doing Hefe without German Pils??

My LHBS doesn't have German Pils. They only have Briess Pilsner malt. Should I just wait and order German Pils or will it be ok with the other??



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Old 01-26-2010, 01:41 PM   #2
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Use the Briess, you'll be fine.

Or get some Munich and make a Dunkelweizen.
Better for this time of year IMNSHO



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Briess uses 2 row for their pils malt right? If so go for it. The malt won't be quite as good but it is not the feature in a hefe. If it were a Helles or a Pilsner then I would hesitate, but it will be good enough to support that tasty yeast. If I'm wrong and Briess uses 6row then I would say it is probably better to wait.

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So I will still need a 90 minute boil for the DMS even with the Briess Pils, correct??

My kettle isn't large enough, so I was planning on having to top up once in awhile during the longer boil.

Are there any negatives or points to think about regarding topping up during the boil??

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So I will still need a 90 minute boil for the DMS even with the Briess Pils, correct??
Yes and add more wort slowly to keep the boil going.
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Yes and add more wort slowly to keep the boil going.
Wait, add more wort? I was just planning on topping up with a little bit of water. Glad I asked.

Should I just drain a little extra from the mash tun in a different container after I've collected my boil kettle worth and use that to top up?
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My latest (and greatest) hefe uses plain ole 2-row pale:

(6 gallon batch)

6lbs Pale Wheat
4lbs 2-row Pale
1lbs Munich Light
1lbs Flaked Wheat

1oz Hallertau

Wy3068

I have to force myself to lay off it, it's that good. Scaling it up to a 9 gallon batch for next month right now.

I think it's that little bit of Munich that sets it off.





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