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shoebag22 10-02-2009 06:49 PM

german/bavarian hefe... I think
 
I'm looking at making a german hefe I believe. Basically something that tastes nothing like a widmer style hefe. I'm looking for banana and bubblegum flavors. Can I just take a standard wheat/hefe recipe and add whitelabs wlp300 hefeweizen yeast?

homebrewer_99 10-02-2009 06:53 PM

Yes, you can.




< < < < < See my recipe to the left for some info.

shoebag22 10-02-2009 06:58 PM

What type of hops can I use?

homebrewer_99 10-02-2009 07:08 PM

For a German HW: Hallertau, Spalt or Tettnanger.

Oldsock 10-02-2009 07:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by homebrewer_99 (Post 1585059)
For a German HW: Hallertau, Spalt or Tettnanger.

Agreed, those are the most traditional, but with ~12 IBUs from a single addition at 60 minutes (traditional for the German examples) you can get way with pretty much anything relatively neutral.

Widmer uses "BITTERING: ALCHEMY AROMA: WILLAMETTE, CASCADE"

Alchemy is just what they call the blend of high AA% bittering hops they use.

Plenty more info on their's: http://www.widmer.com/beer_hefeweizen.aspx

homebrewer_99 10-02-2009 08:50 PM

The OP said: ...something that tastes NOTHING like a Widmer style hefe...:D

Oldsock 10-03-2009 02:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by homebrewer_99 (Post 1585327)
The OP said: ...something that tastes NOTHING like a Widmer style hefe...:D

Haha... woops.

homebrewer_99 10-03-2009 03:45 PM

It happens...nothing wrong with your advice for an American wheat though. :D



shoebag22: Here's wheat beers in a nutshell: ALL wheat beers start out the same...wheat and barley, whether it's grain, DME or LME. It's the type of hops and the yeast you use that will determine the end product style.

Using an American ale yeast and American hops will result in an American Wheat.

Using German hops and a German HW yeast will result in just that.

Using, well basically any type of hops, but adding coriander, orange peel and a Belgium Wit yeast that's what you'll end up with.


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