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humann_brewing 07-22-2009 05:31 AM

Widmer Hefeweizen American Wheat
 
I think I may do some tweaking the next time I make this and try to get the 3 hops that are used in their alchemy blend that is used for bitttering but I am happy with the results.

Recipe Specifications
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Batch Size: 5.50 gal
Boil Size: 7 gal
Estimated OG: 1.050 SG
Estimated Color: 4.8 SRM
Estimated IBU: 33.7 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 82.00 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amount Item Type % or IBU
0.30 lb Rice Hulls (0.0 SRM) Adjunct 3.28 %
4.50 lb Great Western 2 Row (2.0 SRM) Grain 49.25 %
3.60 lb Wheat Malt, Ger (2.0 SRM) Grain 39.40 %
0.50 lb Munich Malt (9.0 SRM) Grain 5.47 %
0.25 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM) Grain 2.60 %
0.25 oz Warrior [15.00 %] (60 min) Hops 12.8 IBU
0.25 oz Millenium [15.00 %] (60 min) Hops 12.8 IBU
0.05 oz Horizon [12.00 %] (60 min) Hops 2.0 IBU
0.50 oz Cascade [7.00 %] (15 min) Hops 5.3 IBU
0.50 oz Cascade [7.00 %] (1 min) Hops 0.5 IBU
0.50 oz Williamette [5.50 %] (1 min) Hops 0.4 IBU
1 Pkgs American Hefeweizen Ale (White Labs #WLP32Yeast-Wheat


Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Medium Body
Total Grain Weight: 9.14 lb
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Single Infusion, Medium Body
Step Time Name Description Step Temp
60 min Mash In Add 11.42 qt of water at 163.7 F 152.0 F
10 min Mash Out Add 6.40 qt of water at 200.7 F 168.0 F

Mine on the left
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philrose 07-24-2009 05:09 AM

your head retention > Widmers Head retention.

Nice!

humann_brewing 07-27-2009 06:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by philrose (Post 1449789)
your head retention > Widmers Head retention.

Nice!

Thanks, it's fresh!

pirate252 10-01-2009 06:08 PM

Will be giving this a try VERY soon, looks great! Did you cool it before transferring out of the primary?

humann_brewing 10-01-2009 07:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pirate252 (Post 1582561)
Will be giving this a try VERY soon, looks great! Did you cool it before transferring out of the primary?

Thanks, I did cool for a short while, overnight I think but want to keep a little bit of the floaties in there.

I heard a rumor that they used lactic acid, my guess is in the mash to lower the ph so just make sure your ph is on the low end, 5.1 - 5.2. Also if you could get the hops they use in their ALCHEMY (Warrior and Millennium and lately a little horizon) blend it may be worth it but if not a good clean bittering hop will work.

pirate252 10-01-2009 08:24 PM

I can get the warrior and horizon in pellets... wonder if either would make a good sub for the magnum?? any thoughts?

EDIT: http://www.midwestsupplies.com/ carries all three of the varieties you mentioned.... what exactly is this ALCHEMY blend? :)

humann_brewing 10-01-2009 09:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pirate252 (Post 1582954)
I can get the warrior and horizon in pellets... wonder if either would make a good sub for the magnum?? any thoughts?

EDIT: http://www.midwestsupplies.com/ carries all three of the varieties you mentioned.... what exactly is this ALCHEMY blend? :)

From the sounds of it, the horizon thing is only recent and it doesn't sound like there is much of it as far as percentage. I think the main bittering is from Warrior and Millennium so I would use those 2 or like I said, you should be fine with a clean bittering hop. There is a hop taste at 30 IBUs but it is not dominate by any means.

The blend is Widmers propriotery percentages of each of these hops and used as the bittering in a few of their beers. No one knows the exact percentages but I would start out with something like 45% warrior, 45% Millenium and 10% horizon.

pirate252 10-01-2009 11:21 PM

Will give it a try asap and let ya know :)

pirate252 10-02-2009 06:54 AM

Her is what I have so far, lemme know if you have any suggestions before I order :)

Recipe Specifications
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Batch Size: 5.75 gal
Boil Size: 7.00 gal
Estimated OG: 1.043 SG
Estimated Color: 4.8 SRM
Estimated IBU: 30.2 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.00 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
------------
Amount Item Type % or IBU
0.30 lb Rice Hulls (0.0 SRM) Adjunct 3.28 %
4.50 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 49.18 %
3.60 lb Wheat Malt, Ger (2.0 SRM) Grain 39.34 %
0.50 lb Munich Malt - 10L (10.0 SRM) Grain 5.46 %
0.25 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM) Grain 2.73 %
0.15 oz Warrior [15.00 %] (60 min) Hops 7.6 IBU
0.05 oz Horizon [12.00 %] (60 min) Hops 2.0 IBU
0.15 oz Millenium [14.00 %] (60 min) Hops 7.1 IBU
0.45 oz Cascade [7.50 %] (30 min) Hops 8.7 IBU
0.45 oz Williamette [4.50 %] (7 min) Hops 1.8 IBU
0.45 oz Cascade [7.50 %] (7 min) Hops 3.0 IBU
1 Pkgs American Hefeweizen Ale (White Labs #WLP32Yeast-Wheat

humann_brewing 10-02-2009 03:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pirate252 (Post 1584098)
Her is what I have so far, lemme know if you have any suggestions before I order :)

Recipe Specifications
--------------------------
Batch Size: 5.75 gal
Boil Size: 7.00 gal
Estimated OG: 1.043 SG
Estimated Color: 4.8 SRM
Estimated IBU: 30.2 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.00 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
------------
Amount Item Type % or IBU
0.30 lb Rice Hulls (0.0 SRM) Adjunct 3.28 %
4.50 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 49.18 %
3.60 lb Wheat Malt, Ger (2.0 SRM) Grain 39.34 %
0.50 lb Munich Malt - 10L (10.0 SRM) Grain 5.46 %
0.25 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM) Grain 2.73 %
0.15 oz Warrior [15.00 %] (60 min) Hops 7.6 IBU
0.05 oz Horizon [12.00 %] (60 min) Hops 2.0 IBU
0.15 oz Millenium [14.00 %] (60 min) Hops 7.1 IBU
0.45 oz Cascade [7.50 %] (30 min) Hops 8.7 IBU
0.45 oz Williamette [4.50 %] (7 min) Hops 1.8 IBU
0.45 oz Cascade [7.50 %] (7 min) Hops 3.0 IBU
1 Pkgs American Hefeweizen Ale (White Labs #WLP32Yeast-Wheat

That looks good, it looks like you are using beersmith, are you getting 75% effeciency? If so, change your brewhouse efficiency to 82 and then click "Scale" and change it to 75%. You have the same amounts as I had but mine was based on 82% so your OG is a little low.


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