Hefe is on!!! - Page 3 - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing > Hefe is on!!!

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-08-2007, 03:40 AM   #21
trev
Recipes 
 
Mar 2007
Posts: 85

Quote:
Originally Posted by The Pol
What yeast are yall using? My Hugh Heffe used the WLP300
I used the WLP320. The ferment is awesome, I did a starter this time and the activity is pretty violent with a nice thick krausen, kind of like your last brew, I just wish I had between 4-5 gallons.

-- Trev
__________________
Primary: Widmer Hefeweizen clone
Secondary:
Bottled: Fat Tire clone
Next Up:?


 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2007, 01:24 PM   #22
MA_Brewer
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
MA_Brewer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2007
Northborough, MA
Posts: 375
Liked 10 Times on 6 Posts


I completed my Heffe last weekend, and transfered to secondary this past weekend - Should be very drinkable in a few more weeks. I used the Wyeast 3068 Weihenstephan Weizen Activator Size, no starter - took off very quickly.

5 lbs German Pilsner
5 lbs German Wheat
.75 oz Hallertauer Tradition (6%) 60 Min
.5 Willamette (5.5%) 5 Min

 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2007, 06:50 PM   #23
drayman86
Recipes 
 
May 2007
Lansing, Michigan
Posts: 306
Liked 9 Times on 5 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Cheesefood
I ended up (do to a computer error) getting an extra tank of propane! And no, I'm not honest enough to walk back and return it.
kjdl;kjzxvkjlkj

 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2007, 06:56 PM   #24
Cheesefood
Recipes 
 
Jul 2005
Poo-Poo Land
Posts: 6,748
Liked 41 Times on 29 Posts


I use 3068 for hefe's. It's my fave.

Man!!! Does that grain STINK up my garage! I'm glad garbage day is tomorrow. Wish I had compost, but I don't.

On a further note, you know you're a homebrewer when you convince your wife that you're keeping the AC off "to save the environment", when the real reason is that you have a hefe fermenting.
__________________
Past Winners: Caramel Cream Ale #1, Hoegaarden Clone, Boom-Boom Vanilla Ale, Lazy Monk Abbey Style, Amarillo Cream Ale. (AG),

Buy a shirt now!!! Please! Did I help you? Buya shirt!
Cool Shirts.



 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2007, 07:32 PM   #25
chillHayze
 
chillHayze's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Mar 2006
Columbus OH
Posts: 1,589
Liked 16 Times on 16 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by the_bird
... had a bitch of a time hitting my sac. ...

yar harr harr!
__________________
RDWHAHB
Every little thing is gonna be alright.


 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2007, 07:42 PM   #26
Denny's Evil Concoctions
Grande Megalomaniac
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
Denny's Evil Concoctions's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Oct 2005
West Kelowna BC, Canada
Posts: 7,736
Liked 67 Times on 53 Posts


I had to add 7L beer 40L batch to beersmiths water needed. I was always short before.

More sparge water with a slow sparge (if fly sparging) or just more water with a batch sparge will probably help.

Its a pain but ince you have the extra amount you need figured out you will probably hit your batch target. I finally am.
__________________
I may not be an expert, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express........ 6 months ago.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/denn...9/#post1766281

http://groups.homebrewtalk.com/Tapro...ook_Repository

 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2007, 02:38 AM   #27
trev
Recipes 
 
Mar 2007
Posts: 85

Yep, I did a batch sparge with 10.5 quarts.. My strike water was 10.5 quarts as well. Promash calculated 1 qt. per lb. of grain but listed 7 gallons total for the session including top up. I should have followed that more closely but the LHBS owner told me less.. Next time I will trust PM for my total volume.

-- Trev
__________________
Primary: Widmer Hefeweizen clone
Secondary:
Bottled: Fat Tire clone
Next Up:?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2007, 03:11 AM   #28
Denny's Evil Concoctions
Grande Megalomaniac
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
Denny's Evil Concoctions's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Oct 2005
West Kelowna BC, Canada
Posts: 7,736
Liked 67 Times on 53 Posts


I seem to have mine dialed in now, but what I did once was checked the OG of my runnings. Saw that there was way to much sugar left and heated up more water and sparged some more.

Also, adding a cheap sight tube to you kettle will help you check what your levels in the kettle are up to.

I used 2 elbow compression fittings attached to each outer with 1/4" plastic compression tubing. The same as they use in ice makers. It's semi transparent and I find, quite readable. Since this was the boil kettle I placed the bottom on up a bit in the kettle, but the one on my HLT is lower and hasn't melted. I just placed some tinfoil as a heat shield near it to be safe.
__________________
I may not be an expert, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express........ 6 months ago.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/denn...9/#post1766281

http://groups.homebrewtalk.com/Tapro...ook_Repository

 
Reply With Quote


Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Looks like Hefe! Smells like Hefe! Tastes like Hefe!……Yes!!!!! knightshift Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 6 09-11-2013 06:40 PM
Weissbier Lead Penny Hefe "German Hefe Style Beer" RICLARK Homebrew Ale Recipes 1 04-06-2009 07:46 PM
Hefe! Brakeman_Brewing Recipes/Ingredients 32 10-28-2007 11:11 PM
Widmer Hefe, other AG Hefe? SkaBoneBenny Recipes/Ingredients 8 04-23-2007 05:37 PM
Your favorite Hefe kit/recipe? Dark Hefe? rwillride17 Extract Brewing 9 11-08-2006 04:22 PM


Forum Jump