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Old 04-10-2007, 11:26 PM   #1
Jan 2007
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Can somone explain to me which Hop I should use in Hefe? I assume that I just strain out the whole hops and whatever is remaining from the Plugs and pellets or do they dissolve completely? I obviously never used hops and would like some help. thanks.....

Whole, Plug or pellets?
Primary Glass carboy: Hefe Weizen
Bottled: Porter
New to Brewing, I love it!!

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Old 04-10-2007, 11:36 PM   #2
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Mar 2007
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Use hallertau: 3/4 oz bittering, 1/4 aroma

You can use a hop bag thingy. With the small amounts of hops in a hefe you might just let it go if you are using pellets. Or you can stain it as it goes into the fermenter.

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Old 04-11-2007, 04:58 AM   #3
El Grindo
Mar 2007
Houston, TX
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I use the Hallertauer hops as well 1/2 bittering 1/2 aromatic, coming out of the primary it had a nice flavor to it. I could see where the 3/4 1/4 configuration might do a Hefe more justice though. I used pellet form, and strained, going into my primary.
Primary #1: Pilsener
Primary #2:
Primary #3:
Secondary #1: Kona Stout (8 oz. of Kona added to secondary for cold extraction...it is actually good so far)
Secondary #2: Hefe
Secondary #3:
Bottle conditioning:
Drinking: Microbrews, Amber Ale.
Up Next: Something partial grain, not sure what yet

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Old 04-11-2007, 12:36 PM   #4
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Feb 2005
Atkinson (near the Quad Cities), IL
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For German Hefe Weizens you can use Hallertau, Spalt, or Tettnager.

Most people use Hallertau.

When using whole hops you want to use about 10% more than pellet weight.

I use a nylon net on my bucket to capture them and sparge the wort off with cold water.
HB Bill

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