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Old 08-11-2006, 07:41 PM   #1
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Default Any pointers on my wheat?

My brother and I are brewing a Wheat this weekend and here is the recipe.

Any tips or hints apprecieated!


2# wheat malt
1# German Pils malt

Soak Grains for 20 min at 150 Raise temp to 160 for 30

Take out of bags and rinse in collander with 170 water

3# John Bull wheat LME
3# Muntons Wheat DME

Boil wort for 60 min

Tettnanger .5oz for 60 min
Hallertauer .5oz for 20 min
Hallertauer .5 oz for 5 min

Pitch WYEAST 3068



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all these views and nothing?

I just need one of the experts to comment on it. Is there anything i should change? What is the proper hop IBU for this beer? right now i think according to promash it is about 15. Is that to high for a wheat?


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All of it looks really good man!

You are GTG on the IBUs!
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I'm no expert but I'll certainly comment!

That's a fairly solid recipe. The mashing steps are good, you've included a beta & alpha rest which is fine.

15 is a good number of IBU's for a wheat. You may get slightly lower if you're doing a partial boil (2 - 3 gallons). That's no bad thing though, you don't want to detect the bitterness in this style. What's the AA% of your Tettnang?

I would personally ditch the 5 min aroma hops but thats entirely up to you.
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The tettnang AA is 4.3%
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My weizen for SWMBO is still in the primary. I should have dropped the aroma hops on my recipe...they are just not needed for the yeast-type and may get in the way of the aromas of that yeast.
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Yeah like Exo said, you don't want to be smelling hops in this style. Hops are great in an IPA or an APA but in a weizen it's all about the yeast.

One other thing, watch your fermentation temperature, especially in summer. Much above 20C and you'll be getting some undesirable esters.
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Your Tets are at 4.3, but you didn't say anything about the Hallertau's.

Are these pellets or whole flowers?

And, how much water will you be boiling? I'm assuming 2 since you're steeping.

Answer these and I'll get back to you..., but in case I don't/can't, if your HTs are under 4% then I would add all the hops at the boil.
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I would skip the grains, don't feel it would make or break the recipe. Easy enough of a style to brew with nothing more than extract. I love Hallertaur for a finishing hop in all my German brews. 3068 just seems to overpower my attempts at doing so. I may have to switch weizen yeasts to accomplish this.
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My Hallertauer AA is 4.1 Both are pellets. After looking at alot of recipes I would agree that i can drop the aroma hops. I do have to disagree with not usnig the grain. Even though i am not fully mashing, i am still imparting some of the flavors and giving my brews a complexity that they can not achieve on extract alone.


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