Thanks to some excellent advice on this forum I am now just starting to drink my second batch of weissbier
First batch was Muntons Wheat Beer. It turned out ok, I was pretty happy. It didnt carbonate as much as I would have liked and it just didnt seem quite what I was after. Still nice though and it didnt last long
Second batch is Morgans wheat, this is far better, an excellent kit to start experimenting with. Lacking in body and not quite wheaty enough.
I am aiming for something like paulaner or an unfiltered tuchers.
I plan on adding extra wheat malt extract to raise the wheat/barley ratio (and remove some sugar). From what I see these extracts are actually a mix of wheat and barley, is it possible to get pure wheat extract ? I am in the uk but if anyone knows a brand which is 100% wheat I could hunt it down. Either dme or lme.
I think the current kit is around 50/50, I want to get to 65% wheat really.
So if I replace half the sugar with 100% wheat and the rest with honey I am hoping to get closer to my perfect brew. I bought honey which has the sugar content marked on it so I will no how much to add.
I also plan to use dme to prime as although the head is excellent its very short lived at the moment.
I have been reading up on all the proper brewery processes and it seems leaving it for a while chilled is beneficial. What I have been doing is leaving it as long as I can bear and then chilling it last minute. Should I ensure I allow enough time for it to chill a while ? Cutting into the warm storage time ?