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Old 10-09-2007, 02:21 AM   #1
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Default American Wheat carbonation level question

I suppose 3/4 priming sugar would be alright for an american wheat right? German Hefe requires the same but I know they are a little more carbonated than an american. Should I hold back just a little for my American Wheat?

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Old 10-09-2007, 02:26 AM   #2
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Actually, the American hefe should be carbonated at a little higher rate than the German one. 3/4 cup should do just fine - that usually gives you about 2.5 volumes of CO2, which is pretty standard for an American beer.

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Old 10-09-2007, 02:32 AM   #3
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I always measure my carbonating sugar by weight, not volume. Sugar packs... like flour does... I always do it by weight. My last Heffe was primed with 8oz... it was awesome!

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oops wrong way...thanks. should i go with a little more than that?
crap...wait. its only 2.5 gallons. my math sucks but if i do it right it should be 3/8 cup.

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Old 10-09-2007, 02:33 AM   #5
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If you want an exact amount based on style, you could use this.

http://hbd.org/cgi-bin/recipator/rec...rbonation.html

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i don't have the best of scales right now. that's my next purchase....a trusty digital scale.

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If you want an exact amount based on style, you could use this.

http://hbd.org/cgi-bin/recipator/rec...rbonation.html
i was looking for that...thank you...bookmarked!
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I was looking at that site. There is a huge difference between an American Wheat (2.3-2.6) and Weizen/Weissbier (3.6-4.5). Any thoughts about an American Wheat recipe kit that I used Hefeweizen yeast for?

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