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Old 04-10-2007, 11:26 PM   #1
BoxerDog
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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?


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Old 04-10-2007, 11:36 PM   #2
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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
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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.
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Old 04-11-2007, 12:36 PM   #4
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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.
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