Hefeweizen Split Batch = Hefeweizen And Dunkelweizen
I have an upcoming Oktobefest party. I've been debating if I should have hefeweizen or dunkelweizen on tap at my party. I came up with a solution of having both but only brewing once!? Please tell me if you think this would work....
step 1: 24 Hours before brew day cold steep dark grains (chocolate wheat, roast barley, carafa III...etc)
step 2: Brew a 10 gallon, all grain batch of hefeweizen with a decoction mash
step 3: prep dark grain cold steep for wort
step 4: transfer hefeweizen into two - 6.5 gallon carboys
step 5: pour sanitary dark grain wort into one of the carboys
step 6: ferment the two batches at different temps to give beers completely different flavor and aroma. hefeweizen at 63 and dunkelweizen at 70.
step 7: ferment in kegs right before final gravity.
any ideas or opninions would be much appreciated. i searched for a similar thread before posting and found nothing like what i am thinking?