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Old 05-08-2007, 03:40 AM   #21
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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.

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Old 05-08-2007, 01:24 PM   #22
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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
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Old 05-08-2007, 06:50 PM   #23
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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.
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Old 05-08-2007, 07:42 PM   #26
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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.
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Old 05-09-2007, 02:38 AM   #27
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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.

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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.


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