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Old 12-04-2008, 12:55 AM   #21
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mmm...i love me some styrian goldings. you should use them as a flavor hop, tho.

that goes against my standards for a true dunkelweizen, but this is BANANA BREAD ALE!!

looks like you're going for a little less alcohol, using liquid and only 2.5 lbs LME.

that's going to be nice and chewy from the carapils.

looks good, let me know how it turns out!
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Old 12-04-2008, 01:00 AM   #22
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You think opposite of what I had??? use 1oz fuggles for 60 mins? and .5oz styrian for 5 ?
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Old 12-04-2008, 06:09 AM   #23
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ok...well here's what I did.... i ended up accidentally putting too much carapils and 60L. Also put one too many gallons....hahaha, I must be drunk Ended up hitting 1048....so it should put me right around 5%ish.



Batch Size: 6.00 gal
Boil Size: 3.00 gal
Estimated OG: 1.048 SG
Estimated Color: 16.9 SRM
Estimated IBU: 8.8 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 67.00 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

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Amount Item Type % or IBU
0.25 lb Wheat Dry Extract (8.0 SRM) Dry Extract 2.38 %
2.50 lb Wheat Liquid Extract (8.0 SRM) Extract 23.81 %
3.00 lb Munich Malt (7.0 SRM) Grain 28.57 %
3.00 lb Red Wheat (6.5 SRM) Grain 28.57 %
0.50 lb Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) Grain 4.76 %
0.50 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) Grain 4.76 %
0.50 lb Oats, Flaked (1.0 SRM) Grain 4.76 %
0.25 lb Chocolate Malt (450.0 SRM) Grain 2.38 %
1.00 oz Fuggles [4.30 %] (60 min) Hops 8.2 IBU
0.50 oz Styrian Goldings [2.90 %] (5 min) Hops 0.6 IBU
1 Pkgs Weihenstephan Weizen (Wyeast Labs #3068) Yeast-Wheat


Room temp is about 67-69f.

Wish me Luck!
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Old 12-04-2008, 06:15 AM   #24
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looks fantastic

cool that sucker if you can. keep 'er in the 60s if you want it clean, 70s if you want banana bread!
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Old 12-04-2008, 08:28 AM   #25
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I thought banana was the point...haha
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wow....fermentation only a half day in.....is firing off like mad death star on cocaine!!!
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is the krausen brown and crusty?
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unfortunately.....I don't have a "see-thru" fermenter.


This first day fermenting, the airlock smells sweet and bananaish..... but now heading into day 2, it's starting to acquire a sulfurish or maybe skunkish smell.
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no worries, fermentation isn't always the most pleasant process
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no worries, fermentation isn't always the most pleasant process
I wish I had a picture of SWMBO's face when she experienced a Dunkelweizen Krausen kicking in while in the condo
She called me at work, saying my beer exploded into that little cider bottle with the tube in it.. is it supposed to do that? It smell yeasty , like bread.. is that good?


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