Fig American Amber Weizen..need some help
Hey everyone, So I need some help with a recipe, and I'd greatly appreciate some input.
I have several fig tree at my house which usually yield a bumper crop late summer and I wanted to use some in a brew this year. From what I've read everyone seems to think they'd go well in a Dubbel but being the wheat lover that I am, I really want to try using them in an Amber Weizen, but I've never made anything that dark.
The recipe I have so far is as follows:
2 lb German Wheat Malt (Is this the same as Red Wheat??)
1.5 lb Munich Malt
8 oz Brown Malt
8 oz Crystal Malt 60L
4 oz Aromatic Malt
3 lb Wheat LME
To this I was planning on adding about 3-4 lb caramelized fresh figs in secondary
Not sure what kind of hops to use, but as they'll just be bittering hops, It probably doesn't matter that much.
The yeast I was thinking of using was WLP320 (American Hef)
Also, I was thinking of using some Marris Otter, or Biscuit Malt.
Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Everyone.