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Old 10-05-2012, 10:54 PM   #1
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Default Wheat beer hops: Hallertau vs Saaz

Hey guys. Putting together a wheat beer and have an ounce each of Saaz and Hallertau. Thinking 1 oz Hallertau at 60 minutes and 1 oz Saaz at 20. Thoughts? What would be your ideal combination of these two?


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Old 10-05-2012, 11:09 PM   #2
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Are you planning a German wheat beer, or American? Either way, adding late hops is usually not to style for wheat beers... For a German style you are looking at having no more than 15 IBU all coming from your first addition and I would personally stick to Hallertau.


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Are you planning a German wheat beer, or American? Either way, adding late hops is usually not to style for wheat beers... For a German style you are looking at having no more than 15 IBU all coming from your first addition and I would personally stick to Hallertau.
Planning on German style ,however I will be adding blackberries in secondary. My calculations had me at 20 IBU if I stuck with my original plan.
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Old 10-06-2012, 01:28 AM   #4
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I've had good luck with tettnang also. American wheat yeast though.
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I've had good luck with tettnang also. American wheat yeast though.
Went with 1 oz Hallertau at 60, 1/2 oz Saaz at 20. Safbrew T-58.
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Should be good. You really can't go wrong with nobles in a wheat beer, and I think the fruit and yeast are going to cover up any late additions anyway. For that reason, in the future, I'd say skip late additions for wheat beers unless that's your target- I've really enjoyed some hoppy wheats, but those have mostly been american hops.
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Planning on German style ,however I will be adding blackberries in secondary. My calculations had me at 20 IBU if I stuck with my original plan.
I used New Zealand Hallertauer for 17 IBU's in my fresh blackberry hefe. 8 lbs of Himalayan Blackberries, and the Safebrew Wheat. I brew this once a year and love it.
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I used New Zealand Hallertauer for 17 IBU's in my fresh blackberry hefe. 8 lbs of Himalayan Blackberries, and the Safebrew Wheat. I brew this once a year and love it.
Sounds great. 8 pounds in secondary? Frozen/thawed and crushed or what?
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Picked fresh, frozen, thawed, crushed, and added to primary after 7 days of initial fermentation, then kegged after an additional 2 weeks.
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How about Pacific Gem for a hops substitute? I've been wanting to experiment with this hop in a wheat lately.


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