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Old 09-10-2007, 11:31 AM   #11
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AHS sells German Red Wheat which is what I have used.

http://www.austinhomebrew.com/product_info.php?cPath=178_21_71_112&products_id=1 12

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Old 09-10-2007, 12:17 PM   #12
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Cool, thanks. I think I'll try the red wheat as well.
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Old 12-03-2007, 01:17 AM   #13
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Hey All,

I am dying to brew a real german hefeweizen! This is making me excited. EdWort this recipe sounds great, but I am an extract brewer... I have been playing around with my recipe calculator and came up with this:

I am calling it "Wolkigsud Hefeweißbier"

German CaraMunich I 0.50 lb (7.7 %) In Mash/Steeped
Extract - Pilsen Light Liquid Extract 2.00 lb (30.8 %)
Extract - Bavarian Wheat Dried Extract 4.00 lb (61.5 %)

German Hallertauer Hersbrucker (3.5%aa) 0.8 oz Loose Whole Hops 45 Min
German Hallertauer Hersbrucker (3.5%aa) 0.2 oz Loose Whole Hops 15 Min

Expected OG: 1.051 SG
Expected FG: 1.012 SG
Expected ABV: 5.1 %
Expected IBU (using Rager): 11.7 IBU
Expected Color: 7.4 SRM

I added a bit of caramunich to make it interesting, don't know how this might affect it. My main question is; what is the proper ratio of wheat malt to regular malt extract?

What do you guys think?

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Also instead of caramunich I was thinking maybe carared, but I don't really know the difference between the two haha

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I added a bit of caramunich to make it interesting, don't know how this might affect it. My main question is; what is the proper ratio of wheat malt to regular malt extract?
You can brew it with 100% wheat malt extract since it is not all wheat to begin with. Works fine according to some extract brewer friends of mine.
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Hey Ed how has your versions with red wheat compared to german wheat other than color? Im making this with red wheat today. I upped the red wheat and pilsner by a bit..Im still trying to home in on my effeciency. I would rather be on the high side than low side. We shall see.

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No comparison IMHO. I'm about to cut back on my grain, as my efficiency has pushed the beer to 6%+ which is out of style. It hammers quickly when you hit the 80s in efficiency.

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No comparison IMHO. I'm about to cut back on my grain, as my efficiency has pushed the beer to 6%+ which is out of style. It hammers quickly when you hit the 80s in efficiency.

I ended up with 6% as well..bit higher eff.

1 week in bottle, I was inpatient but hefe's condition fast so tasted it and man very nice refreshing hefe..hint of clove and banana..nice recipe ed.

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How does this look for a double batch? I want to use Pale instead of Pils malt, but I'm not sure about the ratio. I assume it'll work...

1.00 lb Rice Hulls (0.0 SRM) Adjunct 5.00 %
14.00 lb Wheat Malt, Ger (2.0 SRM) Grain 70.00 %
5.00 lb Pale Ale (Crisp) (4.0 SRM) Grain 25.00 %
0.45 oz Magnum [12.75 %] (60 min) Hops 9.9 IBU
0.25 oz Magnum [12.80 %] (10 min) Hops 2.0 IBU
2 Pkgs Hefeweizen Ale (White Labs #WLP300)

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I would not count the rice in my ratio. I would also make it more like a 60/40 ratio of Wheat to 2 row. Pils is required for German authenticity though. Any reason why other than that's what you have?

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