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Old 10-22-2009, 06:25 PM   #1
Aug 2009
Billings, MT
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Does anyone have a good partial mash recipe for a Hefeweizen? I searched around a little and didn't come up with much. I would like to try Edwort's Bee Cave Brewery Bavarian Hefe but I don't see any conversion to Partial.

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Old 10-22-2009, 07:49 PM   #2
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I have a good recipe I used for my 2nd ever batch. Its at home, so I can post it later tonight for you

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Old 10-22-2009, 07:52 PM   #3
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If you want to beak it down 1/2 and 1/2 just convert 3 lbs DME to grain for your PM.

1 lb grain = .75 LME = .6 DME
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Old 10-23-2009, 07:21 AM   #4
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I've made that recipe as a PM several times with great results. Here's how I converted it:

2.5 lbs wheat malt (I use the german red wheat)
1.75 lbs 2-row malt
5 lbs Wheat LME (or 4 lbs wheat DME)

To keep the color light, I wait until the last 10 minutes to add the extract (boil size is 3 gallons, top-off to 5.5 total). Hops as per original recipe.
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Old 10-23-2009, 09:56 AM   #5
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Here's a PM version I made a few months ago. It's based on Ed Wort's Bavarian Hefe recipe. It turned out really well. Note that I fermented at 62F as Jamil suggests in "Brewing Classic Styles". I also agree with the late extract approach. Put half the extract in at the beginning of the boil, and half during the last 15 minutes.


BeerSmith Recipe Printout -
Recipe: Hefeweizen
Asst Brewer:
Style: Weizen/Weissbier
TYPE: Partial Mash
Taste: (35.0)

Recipe Specifications
Batch Size: 5.50 gal
Boil Size: 2.50 gal
Estimated OG: 1.051 SG
Estimated Color: 5.8 SRM
Estimated IBU: 9.5 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 70.00 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Amount Item Type % or IBU
0.50 lb Rice Hulls (0.0 SRM) Adjunct 5.88 %
3.00 lb Wheat Dry Extract (8.0 SRM) Dry Extract 35.29 %
1.00 lb Wheat Dry Extract (8.0 SRM) Dry Extract 11.76 %
2.00 lb Pilsner (2 Row) Ger (2.0 SRM) Grain 23.53 %
2.00 lb Wheat Malt, Ger (2.0 SRM) Grain 23.53 %
0.75 oz Hallertauer [3.90 %] (60 min) Hops 5.2 IBU
0.25 oz Hallertauer [3.90 %] (30 min) Hops 1.3 IBU
1.00 items Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15.0 min) Misc
1 Pkgs Weihenstephan Weizen (Wyeast Labs #3068) [Yeast-Wheat

Mash Schedule: Partial Mash (4lb)
Total Grain Weight: 4.50 lb
Partial Mash (4lb)
Step Time Name Description Step Temp
60 min Mash In Add 5.63 qt of water at 166.8 F 153.0 F


Batch sparge with 180F water until you have enough wort to fill brew pot (around 2.5 gallons in this case).

Ferment at 62F per Jamil in "Brewing Classic Styles".

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Adapted from Ed Wort's Bavarian Hefeweizen.

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