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Old 07-11-2008, 02:28 AM   #1
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Are these types essentially the same?? If not what are their differences. Not a big wheat/wit/hefe fan so never really got into the styles. My son likes 'em so we are brewing BM's blue moon clone this weekend. Thanks for your replies. Charlie
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Old 07-11-2008, 02:36 AM   #2
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They are the same in that they are all wheat based beers. The big difference is the yeast used in each has different chatacteristics and a wit usualy has spice additions.

 
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Old 07-11-2008, 02:37 AM   #3
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check out BJCP.org. read up.

wit is a spiced belgian-styled beer with belgian yeast.

hefeweizen is an unfiltered german-style wheat beer made with hefeweizen yeast.

"wheat" is a generic term for any beer made with wheat malt.

"weizen" is more of the prior.
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Old 07-11-2008, 02:43 AM   #4
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wit is a spiced belgian-styled beer with belgian yeast.

hefeweizen is an unfiltered german-style wheat beer made with hefeweizen yeast.

"wheat" is a generic term for any beer made with wheat malt.

"weizen" is more of the prior.
Agree with all this.

For some added background:
Wit is the Dutch/Flemish word for White.

Weizen is the German word for wheat.

Hefe is the German word for yeast.

 
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Old 07-11-2008, 02:48 AM   #5
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Thanks guys, I feel more learned now. Charlie
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Old 07-11-2008, 04:57 AM   #6
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don't forget the german weiß(white)-bier

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