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Old 10-02-2009, 06:49 PM   #1
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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?

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Yes, you can.




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

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What type of hops can I use?

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For a German HW: Hallertau, Spalt or Tettnanger.

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

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The OP said: ...something that tastes NOTHING like a Widmer style hefe...
Haha... woops.
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It happens...nothing wrong with your advice for an American wheat though.



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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