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Old 10-18-2009, 09:35 PM   #1
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For a Weissbier Beer Recipator says 3.5 to 4.5 Columns

Beer Smith says 2.4 to 2.9

Seems like a big difference!!!

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Old 10-19-2009, 07:51 AM   #2

I take it you mean volumes, not columns.

I use this calculator myself, primarily because Beer Smith doesn't list table sugar, which I use:

http://www.collectionsoft.com/mybrewcollection/bp0.html

And here's another:

http://www.tastybrew.com/calculators/priming.html


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SO Beer smith is wrong?? With its 2.4 to 2.9 volumes for Weissbier
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Old 10-19-2009, 11:13 AM   #4

Don't know where those other sites are pulling their recommended carbonation from though. Quick search of BJCP guidelines doesn't reveal this info to me. Jamil's recipe in Brewing Classic Styles says 2.5 to 3.0 volumes.
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Old 10-19-2009, 11:18 AM   #5

If I were you, I'd look around a bit more and see what you can find. Those numbers at those sites seem pretty high, but hell if I know. I don't really brew Weissbier these days.
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Well - I had to bottle mine yesterday and wow - it tasted wonderful. Who knows what I'll end up with. I started with 2.5 and then read much higher so thought I was wrong - added more corn sugar to the boil and then read LESS!

So I cooled the very sugary carbing fluid and only used 3/4s of it!! LOL Very scientific!!

Beer Smith has American Wheat at low numbers and German Weissbier at very high numbers!! (if memory serves me correctly). Tasty Brew has 3.8 to 4.6 vols!

Of course AHS just has your default 5oz of Corn Sugar.

This is a Bavarian Hafeweizen so I'm screwed !


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