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Old 04-01-2008, 11:06 PM   #1
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Default Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss Clone???

A buddy of mine really loves this stuff. He was asking me if I could possibly replicate it. Problem is that I can't find a clone recipe anywhere. I've never really tried cloning a commercial beer before, but this is a pretty simple beer, thus a fairly simple recipe. Here's what I came up with, what do you think?

BeerSmith Recipe Printout - http://www.beersmith.com
Recipe: Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss Clone
Brewer: wk1h
Style: American Wheat or Rye Beer
TYPE: All Grain

Recipe Specifications
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Batch Size: 5.00 gal
Boil Size: 5.72 gal
Estimated OG: 1.050 SG
Estimated Color: 3.5 SRM
Estimated IBU: 22.6 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 72.00 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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4 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM)
4 lbs Wheat Malt, Ger (2.0 SRM)
0.75 oz Cluster [7.00 %] (60 min)
0.25 oz Cluster [7.00 %] (10 min)
1.00 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 10.0 min)
1 lbs Honey (1.0 SRM) (Boil 0 min)
1 Pkgs Nottingham Yeast (Lallemand #-)

Mash Schedule:
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75 min at 150.0 F
10 min at 168.0 F



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Old 04-02-2008, 02:05 PM   #2
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A while back I tried looking for clone recipes and remember reading that they do not use as much honey as you would think...as for the exa But personally I would probably just use # IMHO. But I just wanted to let you know in case you wanted an EXACT clone. you could also take a look here http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=53170



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Old 04-02-2008, 02:27 PM   #3
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All leinenkugel's use lager yeast to ferment. The same strain as well.

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Old 04-02-2008, 07:31 PM   #4
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All leinenkugel's use lager yeast to ferment. The same strain as well.

Greg
Any idea if they kill it off and use something else for carbonation and/or force carb? I'm wondering if it would be possible to re-culture their yeast from a bottle.....
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Any idea if they kill it off and use something else for carbonation and/or force carb? I'm wondering if it would be possible to re-culture their yeast from a bottle.....
It is cold filtered and artificially carbonated if I remember right so you wont get any deposits from your bottle.
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I would like to try this. Any more info ?

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Old 09-18-2012, 03:59 PM   #7
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Sorry, this one fell to the wayside, I never ended up brewing it since I had forgotten about it over that summer. I don't have lagering equipment so I can only brew them in the winter in a cold corner of my garage. Thanks for the reminder, I might do this one towards late January so as to have a nice lighter lager for early spring.



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