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Old 03-02-2010, 02:59 AM   #1
BillTheSlink
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This is my first self made recipe I made with Beersmith and from the book "Designing Great Beers". I have always done kits or followed someone else's recipe. It's the time of year I brew a Bavarian Hefeweizen, so it is something simple. Tell me how you think this will turn out like.

70% Efficiency 6 Gallon volume

7 lbs wheat malt
3lbs. 8oz 2 row Pilsner
4.5 oz Crystal 30L
1 OZ Hallertauer 60 min [4.50%]
.20 oz Hallertauer 15 min [4.50%]
Wyeast 3068 Weihenstephen Weizen

Light Body Single infusion mash with no mash out at 152 degrees. Ferment around ten days; bottle condition at 4.5 Volume of CO2 3 weeks and enjoy.


Est. OG 1.048
Est. FG 1.012
Est Color 4.4
Est. IBU 15.8


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Old 03-02-2010, 03:39 AM   #2
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For the grain bill I just use 50-66% wheat and the rest pils. Any hops other than 60 minutes additions easily get lost with 3068 yeast. Overall I think a Bavarian Weizen comes down to technique more than a recipe.




 
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Old 03-02-2010, 03:43 AM   #3
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I agree with Ray; that seems a tad too much wheat malt.

I try to keep my wheat beers around 50% wheat and 50% barley, at most. I think with the ratio you mention you will run into issues with sparging.

 
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Old 03-02-2010, 03:57 AM   #4
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I agree with Ray; that seems a tad too much wheat malt.
I actually starting using 66% wheat after watching that Modern Marvels brewing episode. They had a brewer from I think the Weihenstephen Brewery saying they use 66% in their weizens.

 
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Old 03-02-2010, 06:01 PM   #5
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Don't forget your rice hulls
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Old 03-02-2010, 07:30 PM   #6
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Don't forget your rice hulls
Oh, I won't. I just never include them in a grain bill for some reason. I just sort of play that by ear and throw in a bunch. I even use them on non-wheat recipes.
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Old 03-02-2010, 07:33 PM   #7
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I actually starting using 66% wheat after watching that Modern Marvels brewing episode. They had a brewer from I think the Weihenstephen Brewery saying they use 66% in their weizens.
In case you didn't do the math mine is 65% which I think is pretty close to yours.
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Old 03-02-2010, 08:30 PM   #8
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I'd watch our for bottle bombs priming to 4.5 volumes...

 
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Old 03-02-2010, 08:32 PM   #9
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Good catch! That would make me a little nervous
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Old 03-02-2010, 10:58 PM   #10
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In case you didn't do the math mine is 65% which I think is pretty close to yours.
No I didn't but after reading this thread again it looks like avidhomebrewer thought I was implying you had too much wheat when I was just giving you my approach to the style for comparisons sake.



 
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