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Old 06-23-2007, 02:09 AM   #1
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I bought a kit this week from my local hbs and it didn't come with instuctions. I've done other type of brews but not a Belgium Wheat.

1. It came with a bag of Spray malt extract. Do I boil this with the liquid extract for the duration of the brew?

2. It also came with .5 lb of Wheat Flakes. Same question. Do I put these in the mesh bag and boil the duration of the brew?

3. It lso came with a dry yeast. Do I pitch this in by itself or do I need to start it somehow? The yeast is Safbrew T-58 if that helps.

This brew is much more complicated than the single fermentayion I did 5 years ago. I really don't want to screw this up!

George
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Old 06-23-2007, 09:17 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by smoke76
I bought a kit this week from my local hbs and it didn't come with instuctions. I've done other type of brews but not a Belgium Wheat.

1. It came with a bag of Spray malt extract. Do I boil this with the liquid extract for the duration of the brew?


2. It also came with .5 lb of Wheat Flakes. Same question. Do I put these in the mesh bag and boil the duration of the brew?

3. It lso came with a dry yeast. Do I pitch this in by itself or do I need to start it somehow? The yeast is Safbrew T-58 if that helps.

This brew is much more complicated than the single fermentayion I did 5 years ago. I really don't want to screw this up!

George
1. Yes

2. No. You don't want to boil them. Add them at the beginning, bring up to about 155-165 and let steep for about 30 minutes. Remove then bring water to a boil and add extract.

3. You can rehydrate it before pitching it by using cooled boiled water (search rehydrate) or you can just pitch it in once your wort is at the right temp. Take a look at www.howtobrew.com
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Old 06-23-2007, 12:05 PM   #3
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You know, after I posted, I checked out the Wiki, and answered all my questions. Call it premature posting LOL. But thanks Veggie, I may still need help
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Planning: Root Beer, (for nefew)
Primary 1: Apfelwien
Primary 2: American Porter
Primary 3: Chimay Clone
Secondary 1: AIR
Secondary 2: AIR
Bottled: Apfelwine, Orange Hefe (the nastiest brew I have ever tasted!!)
Drinking: Belgium Whit (home Brew)
Smoking:Camacho Triple Maduro

 
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Old 06-25-2007, 10:19 AM   #4
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Everything went great! (i hope) The primary is bubbling away. I had to get rid of the air lock since after about 2 hours of bubbling it was cloged with gunk! I've seen the pics of expoloding primaries and did not want to clean that up!

Wish me Luck!

g
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Planning: Root Beer, (for nefew)
Primary 1: Apfelwien
Primary 2: American Porter
Primary 3: Chimay Clone
Secondary 1: AIR
Secondary 2: AIR
Bottled: Apfelwine, Orange Hefe (the nastiest brew I have ever tasted!!)
Drinking: Belgium Whit (home Brew)
Smoking:Camacho Triple Maduro

 
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Old 06-25-2007, 12:27 PM   #5
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good luck!
and congrats on a good brew session.
Read the wiki twice again. there is a ton of good info there!

 
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Old 06-25-2007, 02:18 PM   #6
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Heres some Pics from the brew day
Steeping the Grains

Starting the Boil

OOOPPPPS! Not paing attention!

Relaxing and Waiting
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Planning: Root Beer, (for nefew)
Primary 1: Apfelwien
Primary 2: American Porter
Primary 3: Chimay Clone
Secondary 1: AIR
Secondary 2: AIR
Bottled: Apfelwine, Orange Hefe (the nastiest brew I have ever tasted!!)
Drinking: Belgium Whit (home Brew)
Smoking:Camacho Triple Maduro

 
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Old 06-25-2007, 02:22 PM   #7
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Starting the spices (corriander and bitter orange)

Cooling the Wort. D*** hose blew off!


Well fermenting has commenced! I almost blew the kitchen up. The friggin air lock got clogged and started backing the pressure up in the bucket!. I had to rig up a blow off tube and everything is good!

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Planning: Root Beer, (for nefew)
Primary 1: Apfelwien
Primary 2: American Porter
Primary 3: Chimay Clone
Secondary 1: AIR
Secondary 2: AIR
Bottled: Apfelwine, Orange Hefe (the nastiest brew I have ever tasted!!)
Drinking: Belgium Whit (home Brew)
Smoking:Camacho Triple Maduro

 
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Old 06-25-2007, 02:54 PM   #8
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fwiw, I have that same turkey fryer and my thermometer is not very accurate...you might want to check yours.

 
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