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Old 05-31-2008, 04:54 PM   #1
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So I made a batch using 3.3 lbs (one can) of Muntons "Wheat" Malt Extract, one pound of Breiss Bavarian Weizen Dry Malt Extract, and one ounce of hops. All in 6 gal of water. It is turning out to be a fairly dark colored beer compared with any Hefes I have ever drank. Wondering ho to get my beer a nice straw color like the others?

 
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Old 05-31-2008, 04:59 PM   #2
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Making a true color hefeweizen with extracts is next to impossible. You might get lighter colors by using a technique known as late extract addition and by using dry-only extract. Liquid extract is darker due to the manufacturing process.
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Old 05-31-2008, 07:27 PM   #3
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carmelization occurs and it darkens it a bit...but so what? i'll bet it's still damn tasty


try a partial mash with 2 lbs pilsner and 3 lbs wheat

ad 3 lbs wheat DME in the last ten minutes of the boil

that will turn out nice and light
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Old 05-31-2008, 07:35 PM   #4
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If you want straw color, you need to switch to all grain. My extract american wheat is darker than it should be. I plan to AG it next.
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Old 06-02-2008, 05:16 AM   #5
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sweet thanks for the knowledge all!

 
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Old 06-04-2008, 01:48 AM   #6
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I just did a late addidtion hefe, that turned out very light in color. I will post a pic after I crack the first bottle later this week.

Basically I steeped .5# each of Wheat Malt & Carapils and used 1# of Wheat DME @ 60 min then added the other 5# at 15 min. It will still be a hair darker than it technically should be, but is quite golden.

 
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I just did a late addidtion hefe, that turned out very light in color. I will post a pic after I crack the first bottle later this week.

Basically I steeped .5# each of Wheat Malt & Carapils and used 1# of Wheat DME @ 60 min then added the other 5# at 15 min. It will still be a hair darker than it technically should be, but is quite golden.


Here is how it turned out. Maybe a wee bit dark but still good for an extract.

 
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Old 06-06-2008, 07:47 PM   #8
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I just did a late addidtion hefe, that turned out very light in color.
I did the same with my Hefe. I steeped 1 lb. wheat malt along with 7 lbs. Alexanders wheat LME, 1 lb. at the beginning of the boil and the remaining 6 lbs. with only 5 minutes to go. It looks very similar to yours and tastes awesome.
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