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Old 12-09-2010, 03:56 AM   #1
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using 12 lbs. LME
no bittering hops
Cara-pils .75 lbs
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Crystal 10 .75 lbs
no aroma hops

3 lbs of pureed bluberries in double mesh bag and placed in keg at kegging time

what yeast for this?

double pitch the WLP hefe say the 300
or
should i go with a single trappist high gravity yeast?



what specialty grains would you go with?
i chose these cause i wanted body and head retention with minimal flavors to cross with the blueberry.

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Old 12-09-2010, 01:34 PM   #2
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Assuming you're making a five gallon batch, 12lbs of Wheat LME + .75lbs of Crystal will yield an OG of 1.074. That's a little high, but it's not outside the range of what I would use the hefe yeast for. I would, however, make a starter instead of just using two vials. I would also step the starter up a couple of times, so that the yeast is as healthy as possible for the larger beer.

The trappist yeast is fine too, but will give you a different flavor.

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You're also contemplating whether to have no bittering or aroma hops? You will want bittering hops, not much but you will still want some. Also, the trappist will not give you a normal weizen kind of flavor, use the 300 and make an appropriate sized starter.

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Old 12-09-2010, 07:01 PM   #4
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I would go trappist for your yeast on this one. Search for a clone of "Don De Dieu" and see what yeast is recommended for that. It is a very good high gravity wheat beer.

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I would go trappist for your yeast on this one. Search for a clone of "Don De Dieu" and see what yeast is recommended for that. It is a very good high gravity wheat beer.
Don De Dieu. never had it. thanks for the info though.
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Old 12-10-2010, 04:19 AM   #6
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found one recipe (all grain)

10.0 lbs Pilsener Malt
1.5 lb Wheat Malt
0.5 lb Aromatic Malt
2.0 lbs Corn Sugar

Hops (whole leaf) 1 oz Hallertaur 60 minutes
0.75 oz Hallertaur 20 minutes

Other 1 tsp Irish Moss (rehydrated)
Wyeast 3864VSS Canadian/Belgian Ale

14 days primary
14 days secondary

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