Jamil's Weizenbock or other Weizenbock? - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Recipes/Ingredients > Jamil's Weizenbock or other Weizenbock?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-13-2009, 07:42 PM   #1
snailsongs
Recipes 
 
Dec 2008
Eugene, OR
Posts: 677
Liked 8 Times on 8 Posts



I have really been enjoying my dark wheat's lately, and having never actually had one, I can almost imagine the glory of a Weizenbock. Problem is, I'm having trouble locating a recipe I feel certain will be both delicious and true to style. Has anyone here brewed Jamil's version from Brewing Classic Styles? Is there a particular Weizenbock recipe you would recommend otherwise? Help me locate a good one. AG, preferred. thanks.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2009, 10:29 PM   #2
snailsongs
Recipes 
 
Dec 2008
Eugene, OR
Posts: 677
Liked 8 Times on 8 Posts


nobody likes weizenbocks?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2009, 11:30 PM   #3
r2eng
 
r2eng's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Mar 2008
Eagle, Idaho, Idaho
Posts: 1,476
Liked 33 Times on 28 Posts


Haven't had a weizenbock (can't find one around here), but Jamil's recipes are always a good bet. I have tried (and modified) many of his and they are always good.

Try it and report back!
__________________
Engineer, Animator, Brewer.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2009, 03:42 AM   #4
Got Trub?
Recipes 
 
Apr 2007
Washington State
Posts: 1,538
Liked 9 Times on 7 Posts


+1 on Jamil's recipes, I haven't had one I didn't like. I brewed one based on information from Ray Daniels book that was OK but Jamil's recipe would be darker, maltier and likely tastier.

GT

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2009, 03:43 AM   #5
the_bird
10th-Level Beer Nerd
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
the_bird's Avatar
Recipes 
 
May 2006
Adams, MA
Posts: 20,889
Liked 528 Times on 424 Posts


I'd start with JZ, he knows his stuff and how he's described his brew sounds spot-on. I've had a few that were horribly cloyingly sweet. Never brewed one of my own.
__________________
Come join Yankee Ingenuity!

"I'm kind of toasted. But I looked at my watch and it's only 6:30 so I can't stop drinking yet." - Yooper's Bob
"Brown eye finally recovered after the abuse it endured in Ptown last weekend, but it took almost a full week." - Paulie
"no, he just doesn't speak 'stupid'. i, however, am fluent...." - motobrewer
"... I'll go both ways." - Melana

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2009, 11:11 AM   #6
snailsongs
Recipes 
 
Dec 2008
Eugene, OR
Posts: 677
Liked 8 Times on 8 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by the_bird View Post
I'd start with JZ, he knows his stuff and how he's described his brew sounds spot-on. I've had a few that were horribly cloyingly sweet. Never brewed one of my own.
I don't want cloyingly sweet, nope. I want rich and spicy. He describes in BCS how it's his favorite warming halloween beer. That alone makes me want one (I can almost taste it). I guess I'll go with his recipe.....I just don't have a big enough kettle to do the 90 minute boil for all that Pilsner malt....what to do?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2009, 11:26 AM   #7
Evan!
 
Evan!'s Avatar
Recipes 
 
Aug 2006
Charlottesville, VA
Posts: 11,863
Liked 87 Times on 72 Posts


After trying several cracks at a recipe myself and never being happy with the results, I went with JZ's recipe verbatim.

One of the best damn WB's I've had.

Just use good yeast. I suggest the Weihenstephaner strain from Wyeast.
__________________
MOSS HOLLOW BREWING CO.
Aristocratic Ales, Lascivious Lagers


.planned:
•Scottish 80/- •Sweet Stout •Roggenbier
.primary | bright:
98: Moss Hollow Soured '09 72: Oude Kriek 99: B-Weisse 102: Brett'd BDSA 104: Feat of Strength Helles Bock 105: Merkin Brown
.on tap | kegged:
XX: Moss Hollow Springs Sparkling Water 95: Gott Mit Uns German Pils 91b: Brown Willie's Oaked Abbey Ale 103: Merkin Stout
98: Yorkshire Special 100: Maple Porter 89: Cidre Saison 101: Steffiweizen '09 (#3)

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2009, 12:44 PM   #8
snailsongs
Recipes 
 
Dec 2008
Eugene, OR
Posts: 677
Liked 8 Times on 8 Posts


Thanks, Evan. That's exactly what I wanted to know. The Weihenstephaner is the only hefe-type yeast I have in house, so that's good.

As for the 90-minute boil for the Pils malt. I suppose I could get an equivalent Liquid Pils extract just for that portion of the recipe......

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2009, 01:03 PM   #9
Beerrific
 
Beerrific's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Mar 2007
Georgia
Posts: 5,562
Liked 54 Times on 46 Posts


I have brewed Jamil's weizenbock recipe as well and it came out great. Highly recommend it.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2009, 03:51 PM   #10
Cpt_Kirks
 
Cpt_Kirks's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Sep 2008
Lakeland TN
Posts: 3,723
Liked 47 Times on 41 Posts


I have this batch in the keg aging, and I already love it:

4.00lbs White Wheat
2.00lbs Cara Munich II
0.50lbs Caramel Wheat
0.50lbs Chocolate Wheat
1.00lbs Rahr 2-row
0.50lbs Flaked Wheat

2.00lbs Wheat DME
1.50lbs Dark DME
1.00lbs Corn Sugar

Double Step Mash, 150*F for 30min, 154*F for 30min
Batch sparge twice, half of the water each

0.75oz Hallertau Hersbruck 8.7% @ 60min

Safbrew WB-06, 2pkgs, rehydrated
Aerated the mash

Added DME and sugar @ knockout

SG @ sparge (mash & sparge) 1.037 @ 80*F
OG = 1.072 @ 78*F
FG = 1.012 @ 66*F
ABV = 7.86%


It is very dark, very rich, with slight undertones of coffee and chocolate.


 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Weizenbock Weizenbock Baron von BeeGee Homebrew Ale Recipes 32 02-04-2013 09:36 PM
Weizenbock? MacGruber Cooking & Pairing 2 08-13-2009 02:50 PM
weizenbock roofman70 Recipes/Ingredients 2 10-23-2007 03:19 AM
Weizenbock DeadYetiBrew Recipes/Ingredients 4 03-23-2007 10:25 PM
Weizenbock HarrisonHomeBrew Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 3 03-07-2007 02:04 PM


Forum Jump