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Old 01-11-2011, 12:58 PM   #1
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Has anyone has this beer??? I brewed a batch, and to me it tastes horrible. Im a big Franziskaner fan, and this one really let me down. I was more curious as to what others thought of it. Perhaps my brewing was just bad??? IDK.

I have AHS's Franz copy that Im thinking of brewing up here tonight. Be interested to see how that one turns out.

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Old 01-11-2011, 02:59 PM   #2
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extract or all grain?
what yeast?
Fermentation temp?

I did the partial mash and wasnt happy with it. That being said, with wheats, fermentation and yeast is more important than recipe, IMO.

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Old 01-11-2011, 03:51 PM   #3
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sorry. It is an extract.

I used the recommended dry yeast (Danstar Munich German Yeast)
Fermented at around 67*

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I've not heard great things about that yeast. I have never tried it.

Also AHS liquid wheat extract is only 40% wheat and 60% 2-row. Instead of a majority of wheat malt and pilsner malt. Maybe try a different vendor, I've had good success with midwest supplies wheat liquid extract.

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sorry. It is an extract.

I used the recommended dry yeast (Danstar Munich German Yeast)
Fermented at around 67*
I've done the partial mash with 3068 and really liked it. Tastes nothing like a Franziskaner though. IMO fresh liquid yeast is the only way to go when brewing a hefeweizen.
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I have AHS's Franz copy that Im thinking of brewing up here tonight. Be interested to see how that one turns out.
I brewed this for some friends who really like Franz, it was an all grain kit and they loved it. I'm not a fan of the style, but I guess it's close.
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I brewed this and it turned out good i thought. I also sprang for the more expensive Wyeast tho.

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its just nothing like what I expected. I honestly cant even drink an entire glass. just doesnt taste good to me. I will try and franz copy and see how that goes. I dont want to switch sources just yet, as AHS has been very helpful to me, and I LOVE there kits. They package everything so well, and instructions are top notch.

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Sounds more like a yeast issue than anything. I am brewing a wheat/IPA hybrid this weekend and will be using WB06. Maybe check that out if you want to stick with dry yeast.

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The last kit I did was a different AHS weisse kit. I followed the directions exactly (all grain) and it came out completely watery with a piss poor taste. Really, really disappointing.

Then again, poor quality and AHS seem to go together more and more these days.

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