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Old 01-10-2008, 03:46 PM   #1
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Default Easy Hef recipe for a newbie?

I was wondering if anyone could recommend a good Hefeweissen recipe. I started my first batch of Blonde Ale and am going to be bottling this weekend. I'd like to get started right away on another batch but I need something relatively easy. Preferrably something that just includes LME.

Any ideas?

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Old 01-10-2008, 03:50 PM   #2
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6.60 lb Wheat Liquid Extract (8.0 SRM) Extract 100.00 %
1.25 oz Hallertauer Hersbrucker [4.50 %] (60 min) Hops 13.1 IBU
1 Pkgs Weihenstephan Weizen (Wyeast Labs #3068)

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+1 on that recipe, if you're using LME, I'd probably try the late addition extract method to keep your color light.

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How much water are you boiling? I do the Late Addition Method.

1 .5 gal water
1 lb LME

Bring to a boil and add 3%AA Hallertau hops.

Boil 45 mins. Remove from heat.

Add remaining 5.5-5.6 lbs LME and dissolve.

Let sit for 15 mins. Pour into primary bucket. Top off to 5.25 gals.

Take readings. Pitch a good German Hefe Weizen yeast when temps are below 80F (70F even better).


I place 4 gals of PUR filtered tap water in the freezer for 4-5 hours priot to brewing. Temps usually go down to the 60s after topping off.

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+1 on that recipe, if you're using LME, I'd probably try the late addition extract method to keep your color light.
+1 on the late addition. You can add one can of LME in the beginning and then add the other with about 10 minutes left to the boil. Just realize your IBUs will be altered so drop the hop amount to 1oz even...
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I can easily boil 3 gallons of water (old turkey fryer pot).

Also, is there a dry yeast that could be rehydrated for this style of beer or is it 100% necessary to go the liquid route?

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I can easily boil 3 gallons of water (old turkey fryer pot).

Also, is there a dry yeast that could be rehydrated for this style of beer or is it 100% necessary to go the liquid route?
If you want dry yeast, you can use Safale WB-06 but you'd have to only pitch about 3/4's of the packet and ferment it around 68F...
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If you want dry yeast, you can use Safale WB-06 but you'd have to only pitch about 3/4's of the packet and ferment it around 68F...
The only review I read about that yeast was not too favorable, anyone else try it?
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That'll work.

You guys are awesome. I really appreciate the help and ideas. This home brewing thing is addicting!

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6 Lbs Wheat LME
1.5 Lbs Wheat DME

1 lb torrified wheat
1 lb munich

Steep Until Boil Discard Grains

1 oz Perle aau 6.6 - 60 min
.5 oz saaz aau 3.0 - 15 min
.5 oz herzbrucker 3.3 - 15 min
.5 oz saaz 3.0 - 2 min
.5 oz herzbrucker 3.3 - 2 min

O.G. 1.060
F.G. 1.010

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