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Old 10-15-2010, 01:16 AM   #1
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I'm a "returning newb". Brewed 50 or so gallons 8 years ago. Finished my last bottle, Irish Pub Stout, a few months ago. It tasted truly excellent with the aging. Anyway, got me hooked again. I have a grain/extract brown in primary until tommorrow, trusted recipe trainer to get my feet wet, and will be making second batch this weekend. It started as a hefe, but wife morphed into her request of a "potent honey wheat". Plan so far: (advice/warnings appreciated)

1 lb. wheat
8 oz. Crystal 120
8 oz. English Choc
(~70% efficiency)

6-7 lb. Wheat Extract (65/35)
3 lb. MO wildflower honey (pretty mild)

Bitter: 2 oz. Tett pellets 60 min
Flavor: 1 oz. Haller pellets 15 min

1 tbs. lemon zest last 10 min of boil

Wyeast Weizen

~OG 1.08

One more question, how do I classify something I made up after reading 30 or so various recipes? Weizen Dunkel? Weizenbock? Weizen Dopple? Triple? Is there a characteristic that trumps others so to speak? (IBU, OG-FG, %, other?) Not really important, I was just curious.

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Old 10-15-2010, 02:19 AM   #2
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with an OG of 1.080 that puts you right at the top of a weizenbock, according to designing great beers. I wouldn't worry about specific classification unless you're planning on entering it into a competition. just call it a wheat beer and anyone who isn't a brewer or beer nut will get your drift.

oh and tell us how it turns out

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Old 10-15-2010, 04:21 AM   #3
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thx Nik, yeah it isn't nearly as important as taste and no competition designs yet, I was just curious as I've never known. The New Complete Joy is my guide (probably outdated by now) and web searches but I couldn't isolate it to one style with all the variables.

Just racked the brown from the bucket to the carboy for 2nd, color looks good, aroma's seem right based on foggy memory, og 1.042 to .1028 at transfer. 2nd activity picked right back up after corked.

I forgot how much fun this is...

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Old 10-15-2010, 04:25 AM   #4
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So are you going to mash your grain or just steep?

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Old 10-15-2010, 04:45 AM   #5
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mash, can you get a high efficiency with a steep? if so, how? please!

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Nope, just making sure you weren't trying to steep the wheat.

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So, is the OG the determining factor in classification? (All else being equal) Again just curious...

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No what? No, OG is not the determining factor? If so, do you know what is? No, my recipe is messed? No, somthing else? Not trying to be a smart ..., but "No" as a response is not very informative.

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