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Old 09-25-2012, 03:42 AM   #1
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Recipe: CZM Wheat
Brewer: Czm
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Style: American Wheat or Rye Beer
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (30.0)

Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 7.76 gal
Post Boil Volume: 6.76 gal
Batch Size (fermenter): 5.50 gal
Bottling Volume: 4.75 gal
Estimated OG: 1.055 SG
Estimated Color: 3.7 SRM
Estimated IBU: 20.1 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 72.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 85.1 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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1 lbs Rice Hulls (0.0 SRM)
7 lbs White Wheat Malt (2.4 SRM)
4 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM)
1.00 oz Tettnang [4.50 %] - Boil 60.0 min
0.50 oz Tettnang [4.50 %] - Boil 30.0 min
0.50 oz Tettnang [4.50 %] - Boil 5.0 min
1.00 oz Lemon zest (Boil 5.0 mins)
1.00 oz Lime zest (Boil 5.0 mins)
1.0 pkg American Hefeweizen Ale

Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge

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Old 09-25-2012, 02:16 PM   #2
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Looks like good work to me. Let us know how this turns out.

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Old 09-25-2012, 02:31 PM   #3
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Looks great, I think I would enjoy this beer!

I've never used the White Labs American Hefeweizen yeast, which is described as having some of the banana and clove character of its German counterpart, but subdued. For me, and for the BJCP style guidelines, that is unnecessary and undesirable. I use a clean, good-attenuating yeast, like a WLP-001 or US-05 or even Nottingham. In other words, an American Hefeweizen (an American slanted Hefeweizen) is different than an American Wheat (which the BJCP categorizes as a light hybrid).

None of which means anything unless you are entering it in a competition Looks like an enjoyable beer and I think you should go for it.

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Old 09-25-2012, 10:12 PM   #4
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Will do. Thanks for replies. And thanks for noticing guideline. I'll change that. This is an experimental brew and the grain bill won't be much. I chose that yeast to hopefully bring out the lemon and lime.

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I've used the white labs American hefe yeast and it is vey clean. I got zero banana/clove. I believe the strain is from Widmer's hefe.

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Old 09-25-2012, 11:42 PM   #6
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What temp? 68?

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It's pretty good. Got mash dialed in. I boiled harder and overshot sg. Diluted it to 1.050. Slight citrusy, smooth beer. Probably best batch so far .

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It looks good. The only thing I would change is the 30 minute hop addition. Personally, I just don't think that's a good time to add hops, but some people think it does and that's just my opinion.

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