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Old 09-27-2007, 11:31 PM   #1
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Default Extract Hef recipe wanted

Hey everybody. I have a few beers that will be ready for the proposed November beer swap. I want to try and have on more ready. I figure I could do a Hef. I want something quick and simple, yet tasty. Does anybody have a good extract recipe for a Hef?

I hit up a couple recipe sites, as well as ours, but I just wanted to try one more source (you guys) before I send my order into AHS!

Thanks everybody! This could potentially be one of yours in the swap!


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Old 09-27-2007, 11:47 PM   #2
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For a simple hefe I just threw 6lbs of wheat DME into I *think* 2 g's of water. I used 1oz hallertau for 60 minutes and 1 oz tettnanger at 15 I think. Hefe's are really simple from what I've been reading around. Granted you could probably spice it up a bit but this should turn out decent.

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Old 09-28-2007, 12:12 AM   #3
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I don't know if it is actually a Heffe but it was a recipe I found and it is now bottle conditioning

3lbs Light DME
3lbs Wheat DME
2 oz Munich Malt Steeped at 155 for 45min in 1 gallon water

.75 oz Hallertau 60 min
.5 oz Sazz for 15 min

WLP300 Hefe Ale Yeast
O.G. 1.052

Hope it helps!!


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Old 09-28-2007, 12:32 AM   #4
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This hefe is awesome. From DeFalco's website:

6 lbs. wheat malt extract
1/2 lb. wheat malt grain
1/2 lb. six-row pale malt
1/4 lb. cara-pils malt
1 oz. Hallertauer hops (bittering 60 minutes of boil))
3/4 cup corn sugar for priming
1 vial WLP300 White Labs Hefeweizen Yeast)
OG 1.044, FG 1.010 = 4.5%v/v

Steep grains at 155 for 40min. 1-stage fermentation for 14 days at 74˚F. 11 days in bottle. fantastic fruity nose, and long-lasting head. tastes a little sour early on, then melds. Nose goes away after a while too...IMO, a really, really good german hefe.
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Old 09-28-2007, 03:52 AM   #5
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Really simple and easy from "clone brews" Paulener Hefewiezen but I substituted weheinstephen wheat yeast and I added a pound of corn sugar and got a 1.054 OG. ABV is 5.5 which is about what its supposed to be.

4 oz. Munich malt
6# wheat DME
1oz. Hallertau Hersbrucker 3%AA
Wyeast 3056 Bavarian Wheat (I used the above and its really good)

I think its hard to go wrong with a hefe.

BTW How did your Brown Ale turn out? I'm getting ready to do the "Nukey Brown Ale" from Northern Brewer.

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Old 09-28-2007, 11:29 PM   #6
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I've modded many HWs, but normally boil 1.5 gals water with 1 lb extra light DME and 3%AA Hallertau hops for 45 mins. Remove from heat then add 5 lbs Wheat DME and steep for 15 mins. Pour into primary with filtered tap water and top off to 5.25 gals. I use WLP351 Bavarian Weizen yeast.
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Old 09-29-2007, 12:15 AM   #7
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Easiest recipe in the universe:

6 lbs Wheat DME
1 ounce hallertau
boil for 60 minutes
cool and add WLP300
ferment at under 70

bam! great hefe...not to say it's the best but it's easy as hell

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Old 09-29-2007, 01:30 AM   #8
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Deathbrewer recipe is awesome. I used it (actually the credit goes to cheesefood) and it was great. no need to get all into what grains for the flavors. The flavor comes form the yeast. I heart WLP300.
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Old 09-29-2007, 01:37 AM   #9
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hb_99 and DeathBrewer have nailed it IMO. 6# of wheat DME is the way to go, and is already ~50/50 wheat to barley which is perfect. You can add hops after the initial bittering charge if you like the profile, but I wouldn't for an authentic German Hefeweizen.
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DB's recipe is the same as morebeer's; I'm about to keg mine, and I have to say that it's mighty tasty!

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