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Old 11-07-2012, 06:16 PM   #1
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Am I crazy or does this sound delicious. Basically a wheat wine fermented with a belgian yeast. What yeast would you recommend? I was thinking a mix of wlp530 and wlp510, prob 4 vials for this 15g batch with a big ole starter.

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80% efficiency
OG - 1.113
FG - 1.026
SRM - 12
ABV - 11.3%
IBU - 78.5

26.5# Wheat Malt
26.5# 2 Row
2# Belgian Amber Candi Sugar

FWH - 2oz Nelson Sauvin
60min - 5oz Nelson Sauvin
15min - 2oz Nelson Sauvin



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Old 11-07-2012, 06:19 PM   #2
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Should i maybe up the ibu's because of the high gravity?



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What's the reason for carapils AND sugar?

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I was thinking the cara for head retention and body, and the sugar to bump the gravity a bit. I have exactly 26.5lb of wheat left over and wanted to keep it 50/50 rather than adding more 2row. Would u cut the cara out?

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Would u cut the cara out?
i would, with the size of the beer and all that wheat, body & head retention shouldnt be an issue
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Well the carapils will add body but the sugar will thin the body.

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That was kinda the thought to balance it out a bit.

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I was thinking the cara for head retention and body, and the sugar to bump the gravity a bit. I have exactly 26.5lb of wheat left over and wanted to keep it 50/50 rather than adding more 2row. Would u cut the cara out?
A beer at 1.113 SG will have plenty of body. Maybe too much if crystal malts are added. Almost 50% wheat will have plenty of head retention. I would keep the sugar and lose the c-pils. Too much body can make a beer appear sweet.
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True, didnt even think of that, thanks. What do you think of those yeasts? Should I maybe do 2 belgian and 2 wlp007 too keep this from being too belgiany(new word i made up)?

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I've done one Wheatwine and used the WLP007 but the Belgian yeast is intriguing. Only problem with mixing the two is it might be hard to duplicate later. One may over power the other. Might want to split the batch and try each one individually. You can always mix when done. A second option is to use a wheat yeast which will crap out early. Then pitch the Belgian or Dry English...



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