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Old 04-05-2009, 02:43 AM   #51
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Turned out quite good; pretty strong with a little sour aftertaste (SWMBO couldn't tell) and after only 2 days down half the brew!



And for the color, even though the pic is blurry....



Prost!

BTW, I have dubbed this installment as my "Hue Heffner." Made me giggle, although somebody had to think of that already. If not I just might be a genius....

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Old 04-05-2009, 07:54 PM   #52
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Just brewed 5gals. I was surprised that the color was on the darker side. I was going to ferment/condition for 2-3 weeks then keg/bottle and drink.

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Old 04-06-2009, 04:08 AM   #53
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I've been meaning to try this recipe out so I went to my LHBS today to stock up on supplies. The owner informed me that most if not all Wheat DME is actually pre-mixed so that I wouldn't be needing to use anything but the wheat DME. Does anyone know if the extract they were using was pure wheat or pre-mixed? I want to make sure that I don't add XL DME to a wort that doesn't need it and end up with an overly sweet/concentrated brew. I'm assuming that as long as you end up with around 6# of DME you'll be solid, are there any obvious drawbacks to using just what they sell as Wheat DME?
Chances are the wheat is already pre-mixed 55% wheat/45% barley, or something close to it.
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Just brewed 5gals. I was surprised that the color was on the darker side. I was going to ferment/condition for 2-3 weeks then keg/bottle and drink.
Did you use any LME? That'll always make the brew darker.
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Just brewed 5gals. I was surprised that the color was on the darker side. I was going to ferment/condition for 2-3 weeks then keg/bottle and drink.
I thought the SRM was off the charts when I put it in the carboy; I called it an "Off Hue Heffner" then changed it after I bottled it. Wait til you bottle it, or take a hydro test. What is the color then?

Don't mean to step on any more experienced toes....
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Old 04-06-2009, 10:50 PM   #56
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Pauli and Franzakander are MY drinks with Erdringer and julis Echter in a close second, and was wondering if this recipe can be accomplished by a first time brewer.. Or should I start out with something more generic?

Im still in the reading/researching phase
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Old 04-07-2009, 06:36 AM   #57
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Pauli and Franzakander are MY drinks with Erdringer and julis Echter in a close second, and was wondering if this recipe can be accomplished by a first time brewer.. Or should I start out with something more generic?

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Yes, you can make this taste great the first time out...just don't use LME or else it'll be too dark...if you use LME it's all good too, just too dark.
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I used DME - the color has gotten lighter with time. I used Mt Hood at 6% for my hops since thats all I had. Is that going to make this funky? I also used about .55-.6oz.

I know there have been some serious debates on conditioning, but do Hefes not have to condition as long? I have never kegged sooner than 5 weeks but I really want to try this beer.

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I usually use 1/2 oz of 6% (only 3AAs) for a batch of HW when using 6 lbs of DME.

Lots of people say they prefer a young HW, but I secondary all of mine to reduce the amount of yeast going into the bottle/keg. Even an overnight secondary will get good results...3 days better.

After that you can keg. With kegging you can actually drink this beer in as little as 2 weeks. IMO that's too early because the more yeast you have in suspension the gassier you'll get. I prefer 3-4 weeks, 5-6 weeks if bottle conditioning.

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Old 04-10-2009, 01:35 PM   #60
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The only issue I have with this recipe is that it should only be made in 10 gallon batches.

I went to shake my keg to stir up the yeast, and the damn thing is almost empty ALREADY!

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