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Old 06-19-2006, 02:02 PM   #21
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I took the gravity after i cooled the wort (before i pitched the yeast) and was suprized to see that it was 1.040. The directions i was using for the recipe said that i should get a gravity of 1.055. Does anyone have and tips or ideas?
Poor efficiency due to this being your first AG batch and probably the inherent trickiness of a large % of wheat in the mash. The good news is that your efficiency will go up as you get more accustomed to the AG process. The bad news is that you have a lot of searching on 'efficiency' and reading to do.
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Old 06-19-2006, 02:16 PM   #22
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great, thanks guys!

Ill double check my hydrometer just to make sure.

Whatever happens, im pretty happy with myself! I got up today to find the beer fermenting strongly. Color looks great too. AND im really suprized to see how clear i was able to get the wort just by sparging!

Ill start to read up on efficiency after work, hopefully i can learn how to maximize the sugar usage. For now i guess ill just have a beer with lower alcohol...

So, you guys wouldnt adjust the gravity through extra sugars or something??

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Old 06-19-2006, 02:43 PM   #23
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So, you guys wouldnt adjust the gravity through extra sugars or something??
I wouldn't unless you're willing to risk cidery aftertaste and thin body. Just go with what you've got and make adjustments to the recipe for the next batch.
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Old 06-19-2006, 07:07 PM   #24
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great!

Thanks for the advise. Regardless of the alcohol potential, im still quite proud!

Its fermenting like crazy anyway... i couldnt be happier!

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Old 06-20-2006, 10:09 PM   #25
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quick question...

Im thinking about the inevitable priming of the beer prior to bottling.
I dont want to use dextrose because i hate the way it imparts a cider taste to my brew.
My options are: Dry Malt Extract OR Light Malt Extract "syrup"

I dont want to change the favour of my first AG beer.

Which one would you guys use (for a 70% wheat 30% pale two row, Wyeast weihenstephan strain Hefe-Weizen)??

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Old 06-21-2006, 01:37 AM   #26
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For Weizen I wouldn't use either of them. I use Wheat DME first then the DME.

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Old 06-22-2006, 01:14 AM   #27
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i see...

well i dont have immediate access to wheat DME... BUT i do have access to "light" DME .

Its only going to be used for priming though... should be alright... Right??!?

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It will be fine whatever you prime it with, don't worry!

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Old 06-22-2006, 03:03 PM   #29
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You know generally when I read about someone doing wheat here, there is a suggestion to add rice hulls to help prevent stuck fermentations. I don't know much about rice hulls, but want to do a wheat next month. Homebrew_99 talked about this special yeast that WL makes only in July and August. Is there a percentage of rice hulls you use per pound of wheat? How do you go about deciding how much to use?
Rice hulls are use in the mash to help prevent stuck mashes by creating a larger filter bed and make up for wheats lack of hulls.
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Old 07-08-2006, 12:27 PM   #30
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It will be fine whatever you prime it with, don't worry!
I agree. (I was just giving you my preferences.)

But since you believe your brew may be a tad low on the % I'd overprime it a wee bit (add 1 TBS over what you'd prime with) to get it spritzier looking in the glass.
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