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Old 05-30-2007, 12:47 AM   #1
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I am going to be brewing a hefewizen in a few days. I need to know what % of the grain bill must be 2-row to convert all the wheat. I want to use the most wheat i can and the smallest amount of 2 row. I am also going to use some munich and crystal malts, make it a 7-8ish % abv beer that's a tad darker. YUM!!



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I use 60% wheat and 40% Pilsner



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I believe that malted wheat has enough diastatic power to convert itself. John Palmer says its diastatic is equal to barley. 70% wheat is the highest I have seen. You may consider rice hulls to prevent a stuck sparge.

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I am also going to use some munich and crystal malts, make it a 7-8ish % abv beer that's a tad darker. YUM!!
So really you are going for more of a Dunkelweizen:
http://www.bjcp.org/styles04/Category15.html#style15B
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You can go 100% wheat malt, but use rice hulls and do a protein rest. Otherwise, it's tarball time.



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