I just brewed a dunkelweizen from midwest supplies (recipe at end of post)
I was curious about fermentation opinions.
Popular opinon is that a hefe shouldn't get secondary. I would think a dunkelweizen would get the same treatment.
However the instructions from Midwest actually say they reccomend a secondary on this beer. This is my first kit I got from them, so maybe that is default language on all of their instruction sheets.
I am curious if the all mighty brain power that is homebrewtalk.com beleives the same for a dunkel and hefe? No secondary needed.
Also, based on the forum searches I have found most people bottle a hefe after two weeks fermentation. Should I follow the same schedule for a dunkelweizen?
6 lbs Wheat LME
3.3 lbs Dark LME
8 oz carapils
8 oz Caramel 40
1 oz Vanguard hops – bittering Alpha Acid 4.4%
1 oz Hallertau – finishing Alpha Acid 1.5%
1 Wyeast bavarian wheat #3056 smack pack