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Old 01-25-2010, 02:24 AM   #1
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I would really like to try a extract/specialty grain Weihenstephan Hefe-Weissbier clone recipe. I have been searching with no luck. is a clone possible without AG?

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Old 01-25-2010, 05:04 AM   #2
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I don't see it being anything more then wheat extract (which normally is already cut with barley), German Noble hop for bittering and Bavarian Hefe yeast.

I want to say it was the brewer from Weihenstephaner that said their grain bill was 2/3 wheat, 1/3 barley.

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Old 01-25-2010, 05:58 AM   #3
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Old 01-25-2010, 11:01 AM   #4
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I don't see it being anything more then wheat extract (which normally is already cut with barley), German Noble hop for bittering and Bavarian Hefe yeast.
I saw this
Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier 2.5 gallon boil / 60 minutes
6 lb. Muntons Wheat DME
1 oz. German Hallertau Hersbrucker @ 4.5%AA
Wyeast 3068 Weihenstephan Weizen
This looks too easy to duplicate such a great beer. Is the trick in the process?
I saw a few AG recipes that seemed very complicated with several rest stages to produce specific phenols.


I want to say it was the brewer from Weihenstephaner that said their grain bill was 2/3 wheat, 1/3 barley.
I really appreciate your input.
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Old 01-25-2010, 02:26 PM   #6
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I think you can get in the ball park with an extract but don't expect anything more. For one all the wheat extracts contain wheat of course but is blended with run of the mill two row or pale malt. The barley needs to be Pils for a traditional Bavarian wheat. There also seems to be an inconsistency among manufactures on how much wheat they use in their extract.

If you just want an extract brew, yea it's really that easy. To really tweak it I'd say you'd have to go all grain.

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This is the exract clone recipe for Weihenstephan Hefe:

4.25 Pale Liquid Extract
3.75 Wheat Liquid Extract
1.00 oz. Hallertau @ 60 min
White Labs WLP300

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Thanks for all the input.

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6 pounds wheat DME
1 oz hallertau @ 60
WYeast 3068 @ 70º+ for 10 days.

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I'd skip any pale liquid extract. Unless you find 100% wheat extract, they usually are a blend. If you shop around, you might be able to find a brand that is a mix of wheat and pils.

Also, I really like using 3068 lower in the 63-65 range. The hefewiezen rule of thumb is that your pitching temp and your fermentation temp should add up to 30 (in celsius). I find cooler temps make for a much more balanced beer. That is unless you want a bananna bomb.

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