Kegconnection Complete Starter Kit and More Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Very strong wheat flavor...

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-29-2012, 02:46 PM   #1
Brewcrew86
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Quad Cities, IA
Posts: 97
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default Very strong wheat flavor...

I am currently working my first brew. I have a bb weizenbier extract kit. I kept it for a week in the primary and put it in the secondary last night. I took a gravity reading at 1.012, which is in the correct range. The problem is that the wheat flavor is very strong....too strong. I did a full boil and only added 5 gallons of water. I did not compensate for evaporation. Will I be ok after a couple weeks in the secondary and a couple weeks in the bottle? Please help!

Thanks!

Wayne

__________________
Brewcrew86 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-29-2012, 02:51 PM   #2
Teromous
Beer Gnome
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Teromous's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Posts: 2,460
Liked 272 Times on 167 Posts
Likes Given: 47

Default

It's easiest if you post your recipe, but if you hit the right OG and FG readings then you shouldn't worry about evaporation. The wheat flavor you describe is just what fresh wheat beer tastes like. It does subside over time though. If you don't like it, just use less wheat and more 2-row next time.

__________________
Teromous is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-29-2012, 02:54 PM   #3
Gduck
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Ithaca, NY
Posts: 413
Liked 12 Times on 12 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

What kind of flavor are you associating with the wheat? Is it a very bready, almost chewy flavor? If that's the case it won't back off too much over time, though the carbonation does help cut the perceptable bready flavors and gives it a little more of that "beery" flavor. I've found a lot of the kit wheat beers, especially of the german variety, can have strong bready finishes, and with the right yeast can have a nice banana flavor that goes along nicely with it.

__________________
Gduck is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-29-2012, 03:13 PM   #4
RM-MN
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Solway, MN
Posts: 6,461
Liked 707 Times on 594 Posts
Likes Given: 221

Default

If you started with exactly 5 gallons of water and didn't compensate for your amount boiled off you will have a beer with a strong flavor. There is probably not too much you can do to compensate now without making a mess of the beer so drink it up and learn from the experience.

__________________
RM-MN is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-29-2012, 05:51 PM   #5
Brewcrew86
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Quad Cities, IA
Posts: 97
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Yeah, I think you guys are right about the amount of water. It makes sense. How much water should start with next time to compensate for evaporation? I will be using a 5 gallon extract kit.

__________________
Brewcrew86 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-29-2012, 07:23 PM   #6
RM-MN
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Solway, MN
Posts: 6,461
Liked 707 Times on 594 Posts
Likes Given: 221

Default

If you have a pot that is big enough start with about 6 1/2 gallons or even a little more. You want to have about 5.25 to 5 1/2 gallons going into the fermenter so that when you bottle and lose a little to the yeast and trub layer and a little more in the bottom of the bottling bucket you still will have a full 5 gallons to go into the bottles.

If your pot isn't quite big enough you can add water in the fermenter to make up the correct amount before you pitch yeast.

__________________
RM-MN is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-30-2012, 12:21 AM   #7
Brewcrew86
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Quad Cities, IA
Posts: 97
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

I have a ten gallon pot so that will work. I cannot believe I lose over a gallon through evaporation. Learning the hard way is fun...

Thanks for the help.

__________________
Brewcrew86 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Wheat AG - Buttery flavor. Beardedterror Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 6 12-08-2011 12:13 AM
Strong Hop Flavor with Low IBU onipar Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12 06-21-2011 10:23 PM
Strong alcohol flavor/brown ale themurph Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 2 03-29-2010 01:24 AM
Wanting to add citrusy flavor to wheat... Bluelinebrewer Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11 01-19-2009 11:32 PM
strong yeast flavor- how to reduce ? seastrike Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 4 07-12-2008 04:42 PM