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Old 09-06-2011, 12:16 AM   #11
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I'm brew'n a 5 gal batch right now! Sounds great and will be my first wheat beer. But I'm using crystal hops in Lou of Hallertau as I have 10 oz and am out of Hallertau. We'll see how it goes!

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Old 09-06-2011, 12:25 AM   #12
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You should be OK with Crystal. Just try to keep the IBU's under 15 and you should be good. Hops are very subtle in a German Hef.

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Old 09-06-2011, 07:40 PM   #13
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You should be OK with Crystal. Just try to keep the IBU's under 15 and you should be good. Hops are very subtle in a German Hef.
Cool, got the IBU's at 10.64 and the first gravity sample tasted great so it should be pretty yummy!

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Old 09-06-2011, 10:16 PM   #14
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Awesome. Now just try to keep the fermentation temp in the 63-65 deg range and you should be golden. Also Hef yeast is an aggressive fermenter, so best to rig a blowoff for the first several days till it calms down.

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Old 09-22-2011, 02:32 AM   #15
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Looks like a nice recipe. What do you think the # of Munich brings to the party?

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Looks like a nice recipe. What do you think the # of Munich brings to the party?
Traditionally German brewers performed a decoction mash which among other things served to increase the melanoiden formation in the beer. This lent a slightly richer flavor and maltiness to the beer. The lb of Munich acts to increase the depth of flavor and maltiness in a similar manner. It basically simulates most of the flavors of doing a decoction mash. Some highly refined palates state they can still pick out a beer that has gone through a decoction, but most can not. For that reason the decoction mash, which lends considerable time to the mash process, has mostly fallen by the wayside and brewers add other malts to simulate the effect.
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Interesting. I might give that a try on my next Hefe batch to see how perceptible the difference is. Thanks for taking the time to explain.

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Hello,

Could I trouble you for a Partial Extract recipe for this excellent brew? I do not have the equipment just yet to perform a full AG brew. Thanks for your help - I can't wait to brew this award winner!

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What scale is your recipe?

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I'm not sure what you mean by what scale is the recipe. The volume is for a 6 gallon batch as I leave a bunch of wort and trub in my boil kettle. The hop bitterness is Tinseth. Did I answer your question?

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