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Old 12-02-2008, 07:45 PM   #1
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I got a simple recipe ready to brew for the week end:
7# Wheat LME
1/2 oz Perle :60
1/2 oz Saaz :05
WLP300 Hefeweizen Ale Yeast

I have 2 oz of Centennial Hops laying around, is there a way I can add this to the recipe? All the Hefe recipes that I see have very little hops so I was wondering what this would do to the end flavor. Maybe I could call the brew "Hop Hefee"
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Old 12-02-2008, 08:23 PM   #2
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Depending on the AAs of the hops you should add them all in at the beginning of the boil.

True HWs don't use flavoring or aroma hops, only bittering.

I usually use 3 to 3.5 AAs per 6 lbs of DME in 5.25 gals.

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Old 12-02-2008, 08:53 PM   #3
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Centennial is 10% AA So I am guessing no.

I will just save it for my next Pale Ale

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Old 12-05-2008, 01:31 PM   #4
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I was reading in another thread about adding honey during fermentation. So I picked up a jar for this recipe. I have a 35oz jar, but if I add any will I have to adjust the malt that I put use during brew?

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Why would you add honey to a HW?

HWs are really simple...water, wheat/barley mix, hops, and a special yeast of course...nothing more.

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I would leave out the honey. Keep it simple and I think you will be happy with it. Oh and keep your fermentation temperatures low if you can or you will end up with too much banana flavors.

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couldn't I turn this recipe into a honey wheat by adding honey?

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couldn't I turn this recipe into a honey wheat by adding honey?
You could but it will dry it out and add an innappropriate alcohol character. This style is really more about simplicity and the yeasty/bready charater. I think your original recipe is perfect. The aroma hops are a bit unusual for the style, but I like my beers to have a bit of hop character and unless you are planning on turning it into a competition it would probably be a nice addition.

My advice, keep the honey for a cream ale or IPA and keep it simple for the heffe. Beers tend to get murky when you start dumping in honey and hops just because you have them.
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