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Old 04-22-2013, 04:47 PM   #1
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I am looking to brew a couple AG hefe/wit beers. I am new, but now have a couple AG sesions under my belt and sicne the keezer is completed...need to add variety.

I would like to buy the base grain in bulk - just makes sense going into the summer.

I am looking at recipes and noted that some (like Bee Cave Hefe) require GERMAN pils and GERMAN wheat.

Do I NEED German variatels or will Amercan pils and whhite wheat put me close enough? I can get the German, but it is not as convenient compared to American.

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Old 04-22-2013, 04:50 PM   #2
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I've loved my hefes with American malts. Authentic? Maybe not. But tasty and close enough for me.

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Old 04-22-2013, 06:36 PM   #3
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Perfect...that was the answer I was hoping for. Being new I am focused on good beer and not being 100% authentic to style nor nailing a clone exactly. It has to be good enough that my wife likes it (she is picky about her beer) so my brewing sessions can continue!

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Although I am a German beer snob, I will admit that my hefes with American ingredients have turned out just as good. I would not stray for a helles but hefe is so much about the yeast and brewing techniques.

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