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Old 04-12-2007, 12:44 PM   #11
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I don't recommend any fruit with a German Hefe Weizen...I couldn't care less what you do to an American Wheat...

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It ruins the head, imo.

One suggestion is to try those really citrusy lemony hops like Oh what's that one developed by Sapporo? GRRR....

Sorachi Ace, that's the one. Use about a half oz or so as a finishing hop and that should give you the flavor you are looking for. Also make it American Hefe
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Old 04-12-2007, 01:26 PM   #12
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my hotwater cupboard should be quite warm.
How warm are you thinking?

I wouldn't go higher than 21°C

That would be high in the style range. Any higher and you'll be making some strong fusel alcohols. Think hangover after one beer.

Had a pumpkin beer ferment in the 75°F range, whooooaa buddy that sucker gave one hell of a headache after just one pint.
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Old 04-12-2007, 07:53 PM   #13
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Now I'm not sure what I should actually add to give this lemon flavour, whether I should add just lemon juice at the beginnning, or during 2ndary, or zest or even just cut up fruit in the 2ndary. Maybe I should try and infuse the lemon into the water at the beginning, by putting some cut up lemons into boiling water. I am really thoroughly confused, and unsure on which way will be easiest or best, or maybe I'm tottaly off the mark.
Mostly wheat beer gets served with a slice of lemon in the glass. I wouldn't bother adding it to the brew - just add a bit of fresh lemon when you serve it.
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Old 04-13-2007, 03:13 AM   #14
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How warm are you thinking?

I wouldn't go higher than 21°C

That would be high in the style range. Any higher and you'll be making some strong fusel alcohols. Think hangover after one beer.

Had a pumpkin beer ferment in the 75°F range, whooooaa buddy that sucker gave one hell of a headache after just one pint.
Ooo.. well I do like to keep it around 18°C, and luckily it has suddenly gotten a lot colder, so I don't think I'll have to use the old wet towel/bucket trick which I find such a pain in the arse. I definetly don't want fusel alcohols, thankfully I haven't experienced the effects of them, and I plan to keep it that way. I like my head headache free, hehe. Should I go up to 20 °C to get more fruityness tho or just stick to 18ish? I almost wonder if my thermometer stickers are actually any good - I feel like I should get a proper one, but then thats just another cost...

I'm pretty sure now that I won't b using any lemon, unless I screw this brew up (which I doubt I will ) and I'm not quite at the stage yet where I'm boiling in the hops - I'm still using kits *gasp*, I know... I said it... the k word. I don't think I've got the equipment yet for even partial boils, cos our elements on our stove are those ****ty electric ones - damn backwards New Zealand, where's the gas at!?! Not to mention the fact that I'm a somewhat poor uni (collage) kid - living on a student benefit .
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Old 04-13-2007, 03:24 AM   #15
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Try a slice of an orange in the glass to get a great flavor. I use a lemon sometimes and an orange sometimes...gives a little different taste. Just don't use so much that it ruins the beer flavor or it will turn into a girly drink.

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Old 04-13-2007, 03:33 AM   #16
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Personally I like a fresh citrus in a wheat beer, I think it brings out flavor.

Just saw you sig, about Lubbock, let me tell you thats the truth about that town mainly because of the freakishly high STD rate. I lived there for 2 years.

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I don't recommend any fruit with a German Hefe Weizen...I couldn't care less what you do to an American Wheat...
Took the words out of my mouth

No fruit in my beer, unless it is from Mexico, and that's a slice of lime to keep the flies out of the bottle.
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I remember this one bar that served an orange slice on a blue moon, that's the only time I've seen it. It was ok, but could've done without the orange imo. An American wheat, sure, I don't like those anyway so why not add some fruit. A german hefe? No chance any fruit is touching that beer.

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Old 04-13-2007, 12:07 PM   #19
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No fruit in my beer, unless it is from Mexico, and that's a slice of lime to keep the flies out of the bottle.

I think coffee just came out my nose
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In Germany, young people also like to add Pepsi or Coke to the hefes for a bit of a carmel like flavor...I never felt like it would be something that I'd try but young teen age Germans liked it...
I never thought about it before, but when i was in Munich they never served lemon in the beer just with the schnitzel. Here its very common.
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