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Old 09-21-2011, 12:57 AM   #1
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Hello fellow HBT members

I have 2 cans of LME Wheat which total to 7.3lbs one of these

http://bells.ace4hosting.com/store/product_images/n/707/muntonslmewheat33__37416_thumb.JPG

http://www.northernbrewer.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/5e06319eda06f020e43594a9c230972d/i/m/image_2921.jpg

1 oz of Tettnager hops

and 1 vial of WLP380 Hefeweizen IV Ale Yeast

Can I put all of that into the boil or should i follow the recipe here more closely? http://www.brew-dudes.com/simple-hefeweizen-recipe/246
Thanks for your help

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Old 09-21-2011, 01:18 AM   #2
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Sounds fine to me for a very simple hefe recipe. I just plugged it into Beersmith out of curiosity and it came out clear but I would use the slightly lower amount of .85 oz of Tettnang like that recipe you linked to if your Tettnang is 4.5%. Probably wouldn't matter much if you used the full 1oz if you want to. If it's higher alpha percentage it would needed adjusting. As is quoted here it comes out to:

5.30% ABV
5.0 SRM
13.4 IBU

Basically all within limits. The alcohol is a tiny pinch more than the usual 4.5-5% but it's really no big deal. Go for it!!

*EDIT - Oh, and I typically do 2 weeks in the fermenter for a hefeweizen then bottle carb for 3 weeks.


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Old 09-21-2011, 02:08 AM   #3
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Hi Rev.
US TETTNANG ALPHA 4.8% BETA 2.9% how does that make a difference?

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Are you planning on adding the yeast to boil? Pardon me if I am mis-understanding the original post. I would not recommend adding yeast to any liquid hotter than 80f (depending on strain). This will surely kill the yeast cells. Again pardon me if I mis-understood the original post.

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Old 09-21-2011, 07:41 PM   #6
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Hi Rev.
US TETTNANG ALPHA 4.8% BETA 2.9% how does that make a difference?

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Hi Rev.
US TETTNANG ALPHA 4.8% BETA 2.9% how does that make a difference?
Yes, I would reduce the Tettnang hops to 3/4oz (.75oz). By the way, cl330b above was asking just to make sure you don't plan on putting the yeast in the boil. I figure you know better than that of course yes? But there have been some ultra new brewers on here that didn't know any better so there's no harm in asking even as silly as it may sound.


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Of course I wouldn't put yeast in my boil , but I supposed my wording was vague. Thanks for the help. Any reccomendations on what to do with the extra hops ?

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Of course I wouldn't put yeast in my boil , but I supposed my wording was vague. Thanks for the help. Any reccomendations on what to do with the extra hops ?
Sure, push the air out of the bag and fold it till it's tightly shut then put a strip of scotch tape across to keep it held closed and throw it in the freezer for future use. I have a fair amount of hops now in my freezer and when I made my recent hefe I didn't even have to order any hops, saved even more on my brew (not technically since I bought the hops in the past, but I still didn't need to buy fresh hops for this new batch). Always a good thing to have a bit of a collection going.


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Old 09-21-2011, 08:38 PM   #10
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you probably wont even notice the extra .25 oz if you added the full 1oz.

what about .75oz 60 min .25oz 10min? that would give you a little more hop aroma since the recipe is very simple (not a bad thing tho)

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