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Old 02-15-2013, 06:49 AM   #1
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I'm wanting to brew a hefeweizen, what is the best type of yeast to use? Also, does it need to be lagered?



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Old 02-15-2013, 09:03 AM   #2
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hefs are meant to be drank young and cloudy. IMO for a heff i use wyeast 3638 bavarian wheat. But most people will chime in and say use Weihenstephan Wheat Yeast - Wyeast 3068. So your call. I find that 70% wheat and 30% 2row with 3638 makes one fantastic heff. With 1 oz of hallertauh at 60, 90 minute boil. If you lager the heff you basically will be making what they call a crystalweizen.



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Old 02-15-2013, 09:13 AM   #3
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2 batches done with WLP320 American Hef the best!! check it!!
http://www.whitelabs.com/beer/strains_wlp320.html

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NO LAGER!!!

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Old 02-15-2013, 11:15 AM   #5
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I read that pilsner is traditionally used along with the wheat... I've also seen quite a few recipes use 2-row instead of pilsner... Is there that big of a difference in which one i use?

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Old 02-17-2013, 03:38 PM   #6
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I recently made a traditional hefe according to Brewing Classic styles and it turned out fantastic, plus the recipe was dead simple.

50/50 pilsner and wheat malt, dash of hallertau hops @60min, fermented at 62º. Great balance of the aromas produced interesting complexity- the last thing I would want it an overly-banana hefeweizen.



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