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Old 07-09-2007, 05:20 AM   #1
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Default German Wheat, how does this look.

Brewing this to give to my dad, he is a huge German Wheat fan. I how ever am not. I had one a few weeks back that had some rye in it and thought it did add a better taste to it. How does this look, an opinions? Things you might change? Im planing on decocation mashing this with a few rests. I am also undecided on which yeast. What is yalls fav. the 300 or the 380?


Recipe: Ryan's German wheat.
Brewer: Ryan
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Style: Weizen/Weissbier
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (35.0)

Recipe Specifications
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Batch Size: 5.00 gal
Boil Size: 5.72 gal
Estimated OG: 1.056 SG
Estimated Color: 4.2 SRM
Estimated IBU: 14.0 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.0 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amount Item Type % or IBU
1.00 lb Rice Hulls (0.0 SRM) Adjunct 9.1 %
4.50 lb Pilsner (2 Row) Ger (2.0 SRM) Grain 40.9 %
4.50 lb Wheat Malt, Ger (2.0 SRM) Grain 40.9 %
1.00 lb Rye Malt (4.7 SRM) Grain 9.1 %
1.00 oz Hallertauer Hersbrucker [4.00%] (60 min) Hops 14.0 IBU
1 Pkgs Hefeweizen Ale (White Labs #WLP300) Yeast-Wheat

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Old 07-09-2007, 05:35 AM   #2
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Looks simple...and tasty. A winner!

Go for the 300 yeast if you want true German hefe flavor (fruity/estery). Use the 380 if you want to subdue the esters.

I brewed an American hefe with the 380 recently and it was a real hit with everyone who tried it. Accidentally left the last keg of it sitting at room temp for 2 weeks...that one tastes a little off...oops.

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Looks simple...and tasty. A winner!

Go for the 300 yeast if you want true German hefe flavor (fruity/estery). Use the 380 if you want to subdue the esters.

I brewed an American hefe with the 380 recently and it was a real hit with everyone who tried it. Accidentally left the last keg of it sitting at room temp for 2 weeks...that one tastes a little off...oops.
Does the 380 still have some of the true German flavors? I would like to have a little less so maybe I can enjoy some,But I know what my dad likes is the traditional German stuff and thats what im going for more or less.
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Yeah the 380 has (as the description puts it) the apricot ester going on. I really dig it, the banana and clove are subdued but there (fermented @ 65°F). The 300 gives you more banana and some clove (roughly same ferment temp). I'll second what Yuri said, everyone who tried the beer I made with the 380 loved it (including me). It is one of my favorite strains for sure.

For that one I'd probably go with the 300 but that's just me.

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