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Old 03-16-2009, 07:56 PM   #1
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I'm cleaning out my fridge from last fall and I have 6 pounds of Munich and 3 pounds of Wheat liquid extracts left. I have a good variety of hops, dry yeast, and base malts, specialty malts, and DME as well. Any suggestions??

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Old 03-16-2009, 08:29 PM   #2
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12 lbs of pilsner malt and youve got yourself a 15 gallon batch of german pilsner.

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Old 03-16-2009, 09:02 PM   #3
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first thing that pops into my mind would be dunkelweizen, but you'd need the specialty yeast. 3 lbs munich 3 lbs wheat, an ounce of noble hops for bittering and a hefe yeast would probably make a real tasty brew.

evan! also did a munich/kent goldings SMaSH (single malt and single hop) beer that he seemed to really like.

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Thanks for the suggestions - dunkelweizen it is!

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full disclosure: wheat extract is usually only about 50% wheat. so strictly speaking, that dunkelweizen recipe is a little light on the wheat.

that being said i'm pretty confident it'd have almost the same flavor profile and mouthfeel you're looking for in a "real" dunkelweizen.

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full disclosure: wheat extract is usually only about 50% wheat. so strictly speaking, that dunkelweizen recipe is a little light on the wheat.

that being said i'm pretty confident it'd have almost the same flavor profile and mouthfeel you're looking for in a "real" dunkelweizen.
How about adding a little chocolate and crystal malts? Would that help?
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well, i bet that would be good to, but i guess my point was that with 3 lbs wheat and 3 lbs munich, you're only at about 25% actual wheat (dunkelweizens are usually up closer to 50).

like i said, i don't think it'd be a problem, with 25 percent wheat and a good hefe yeast i think it'd be great. you could partial mash some wheat malt to bring the balance back towards the wheat side of things, if you wanted. some specialty grains could be nice too, but if you do add chocolate i'd go easy on it. i've found the banana esters to clash with a lot of roastiness in past beers.

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let us know what you do... recipe and all...

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well, i bet that would be good to, but i guess my point was that with 3 lbs wheat and 3 lbs munich, you're only at about 25% actual wheat (dunkelweizens are usually up closer to 50).

like i said, i don't think it'd be a problem, with 25 percent wheat and a good hefe yeast i think it'd be great. you could partial mash some wheat malt to bring the balance back towards the wheat side of things, if you wanted. some specialty grains could be nice too, but if you do add chocolate i'd go easy on it. i've found the banana esters to clash with a lot of roastiness in past beers.

I have some torrified wheat... Maybe I'll just skip the chocolate and crystal malts and go with a little Special B and an ounce of Saaz whole hops for bittering- what do you think? I've already ordered some WLP380 (low on banana) that I plan to use.
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