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Stein 07-10-2010 08:05 AM

Ferulic acid rest necessary for a hefeweizen?
Brewing a hefeweizen in a few days with WLP380 (Hefeweizen IV). I have read numerous posts about how a ferulic acid rest will help bring out the spicy/clovey taste that I am shooting for with this batch. My question is, is it necessary? I really don't want to do step mashing unless the benefit is worth it. I have read a couple posts where people still end up with banana bombs with this yeast, even though this yeast is supposed to produce minimal banana esters.


944play 07-10-2010 08:33 AM

Check out the chart on page 85 of Brewing with Wheat. It shows that a 10 minute ferulic rest roughly doubles the perceived phenol.

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