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Old 03-08-2011, 05:59 PM   #1
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Default Dry hopping a wheat

I brewed a light wheat beer (3lbs wheat/20lbs 2-Row) and used German Ale Yeast. The beer tastes good but it's not my favorite. I don't know if it is the wheat or the Yeast that I don't "love". I have 6 gallons left in 2ndary and was thinking about dry hopping it to hopefully turn it into something I really like.
OR I have an IPA coming out soon. I guess I could mix some of that with it to add Hoppiness.
Whudda y'all think?

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Old 03-08-2011, 06:07 PM   #2
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couldn't hurt to dry hop. What hops were you thinking? Also, you could "dry spice" with some peppercorn/coriander/orange peel and turn it into a bit of a wit.

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Not a big fan of the Wit family so that would be going the other way. I'll just dry hop it and see what happens.

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good luck. more hops can never hurt

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I just did a dry hopped Imperial Wheat, and it is phenomenal.

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What hops did you use during the boil? I do an American wheat using S05 and all Amarillo including a dry hop. It is one of the favorite house ales at my place.

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Old 03-08-2011, 07:50 PM   #7
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I made a Blue Moon clone a few months back, mostly bacause my daughter asked me for it, it's not my favorite. I made 10 gallon, 5 for her and I dry hopped the other 5 with willamette I believe. Turned out pretty darn good.

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i just dry hopped a wheat that wasn't great. it was bitter with out the hop flavor to back it up. i added one ounce simcoe, now its delicious!

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Its funny this post came up. I brewed my first wheat with s-33. It was ok after fermenting out, but not working for me. I have about 2 lbs of fresh pineapple cubed in the freezer so I can secondary on them tomorrow. I figure if it ain't great, experiment..

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I am so gladd I read this thread. I got a wheat in the secondary that taste like azz. Not really my thing. I tasted a sample before i was going to bottle it a week ago and thought why waste my time with this... So it has been setting there. It had a little melony tatse almost and I thought maybe it was bad. A friend said well you got to add the sugar and the carb will help it out... I don't know. What do y'all think throw some hops in and see if it will help?

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