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Old 02-12-2014, 07:21 AM   #1
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I'm building a Hefe recipe right now, and I'm looking at
6lb White Wheat
1lb Red Wheat
5lb two-row pale
2lb Pilsner

I'm looking at this and thinking, am putting in maybe to different of a variety. Thoughts? Will this run into complications. This is going to be my first All Grain Batch?

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Old 02-12-2014, 02:03 PM   #2
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For your first all-grain batch, I might recommend not making a wheat beer. Wheat is a bit more complicated to work with. It won't be a disaster, especially if you're using malted wheat (which I'm all but sure is true), but wheat is stickier and harder to sparge. Good beers for your first all-grain batch include pretty much anything of moderate gravity that relies mostly (say, 85% or more) on malted barley.

As for the grain bill, traditional hefe uses a pretty simple grain profile: about half wheat and about half pils. I don't think there is a strong reason to depart from that for the first time you brew the style. But it's not like what you have here would be a problem in and of itself.

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going this route would require a protein rest and then a step up to what would most likely end up as a beta sach rest. you could also do a double decoction mash to be traditional and hit mash temps.

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Thanks for the advice. This is actually something I'll be working on this summer. So I'll have plenty of time to work on all grain between now and then.

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Thanks for the advice. This is actually something I'll be working on this summer. So I'll have plenty of time to work on all grain between now and then.
start doing protein rests on your beers then just to get used to having the step in the process. that's actually what i've been doing for my last 3 batches now.
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start doing protein rests on your beers then just to get used to having the step in the process. that's actually what i've been doing for my last 3 batches now.
Yeah, I'll start there. I'll look at a new recipe to start off with. I will have to wait tell this summer anyways to really make what I want. Some of the ingredients won't be available until at least April/May.

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