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Old 09-12-2011, 07:43 PM   #1
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Getting Ready to brew another dunkelweiss. It is the standard extract kit from northernbrewer.com. Any advice on what I can do to get it to be a bit more robust or any tricks that you have done in the past that have turned out well?

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Old 09-12-2011, 08:11 PM   #2
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I bet if you posted the recipe people would be able to help.

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3.15 lbs munich malt syrup (60 min)
3.15 lbs Wheat malt syrup (15 min)
1oz Tettnang (60 min)
Danstar Munich Wheat Beer Yeast is what is recommended by Northern Brewer but I plan on using Wyeast 3522 Belgian Ardennes instead.
Also have a pound of left over Simpsons Medium Crystal crushed malt from Northern Brewer that I was considering for some extra complexity.

- sorry this wasn't in the first post, obvious brain fart haha

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3.15 lbs munich malt syrup (60 min)
3.15 lbs Wheat malt syrup (15 min)
1oz Tettnang (60 min)
Danstar Munich Wheat Beer Yeast is what is recommended by Northern Brewer but I plan on using Wyeast 3522 Belgian Ardennes instead.
Also have a pound of left over Simpsons Medium Crystal crushed malt from Northern Brewer that I was considering for some extra complexity.

- sorry this wasn't in the first post, obvious brain fart haha
Don't use dry yeast in a Weissbier. It's one of the few times where the liquid version really makes a difference, IMO. Get yourself some WLP300. You won't regret it.
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For sure, I knew right away that I wouldn't want to use the dry yeast.

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I'm not sure I'd use Belgian yeast in a Dunkelweizen, stick with a heffe strain. Kick it up with some chocolate malt.

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These guys are right, use a hefe yeast, the 3522 will make this anything but a dunkleweizen. Also, with the munich malt extract, it should have some nice body to it. I would add 1/8 or 1/4 lb of chocolate malt to give you the robust flavor you want.

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Thanks guys. I like the ones I have made, but they were missing something in the middle. chocolate malt sounds like a great remedy for that.

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I just made Jamil's dunkelweizen yesterday. used WY3068. I made it once before and it was a solid beer. I'd definitely use some roasted malt, debittered carafa if possible. couple-1-2-3 ounces is all you really need.

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I'm probably a minority here, but actually like the Danstar Munich for a Dunkel. It doesn't have the stronger banana/clove of other Heffe strains which goes well with the chocolate malt IMO.

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