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Old 01-09-2012, 02:58 AM   #1
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I'm looking into the AHS Bavarian Hefeweizen as my next brew, but I really don't want more than a subtle clove favor in the mix. Really mt only two temperature options are to ferment at 63 ambient or about 72. I know that 63 will give me more clove than I want, but will 72 be pushing it? I figure it might push up near 77 or so during fermentation. I don't recall ever having a beer with a read distinc "banana" flavor but I imagine I'd be a lot more forgiving of that than the clove.

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Old 01-09-2012, 03:11 AM   #2
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I'm looking into making a hefeweizen myself and ran across this. It talks about what different yeasts can bring to the style.

Hefeweizen Recipe and Style ::: Brew365

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Old 01-09-2012, 03:16 AM   #3
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Good link. Maybe I'll actually need to branch out into liquid yeast if I want more control.

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Brewed this kit last Spring and kept the fermentation temps around 64 degrees. Turned out great with a pretty even blend of Bannana and Clove. This kit was a fan favorite and had everyone begging for more. Use the liquid yeast that was recommended with the kit.

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I prefer the banana to the clove. When I do my hefe I use a quarter of a package of dry wheat yeast and temps 72-74. I starve the yeast. Comes out awesome.

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How do you starve the yeast when you pitch a quarter packet??? Underpitching means a smaller amount of yeast has all the sugar in the wort to eat...

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How do you starve the yeast when you pitch a quarter packet??? Underpitching means a smaller amount of yeast has all the sugar in the wort to eat...
Once the wort is at pitch temps dump a 1/4-1/2 packet of dry right on top, install airlock and forget about it.

I got this from Bill, the Brewmaster at Dry Dock Brewing. His Hefe took gold at this year's GABF
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Once the wort is at pitch temps dump a 1/4-1/2 packet of dry right on top, install airlock and forget about it.

I got this from Bill, the Brewmaster at Dry Dock Brewing. His Hefe took gold at this year's GABF
So not starving the yeast, just making it work a lot harder.

I suppose one could also just pitch a vial of liquid without a starter?
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So not starving the yeast, just making it work a lot harder.

I suppose one could also just pitch a vial of liquid without a starter?
Starving it of oxygen, never used liquid always pitched dry. Probably wouldn't use a starter or pitch the whole vial, but that's just me.
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