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Old 12-08-2008, 03:37 PM   #1
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Looking for a tried and true hefe weizen recipe (extract or partial mash).

Most importantly looking for a BIG BANANA and CLOVE character. with nice cloudy yeasty appearance.

Love my german wheat beers, just never brewed one. generally don't like american wheats, not banana and clovey enough.

thanks in advance for the recipe.



 
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Old 12-08-2008, 09:35 PM   #2
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any thoughts or experiences with Safebrew wb06?
some of their other strains have worked well for me.

looking for a big banana and clove character... and the yeast is the key for this.



 
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Old 12-08-2008, 09:40 PM   #3
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My last hefe was really good.

Team Bunnchiro*BrewBlog > Team Bunnchiro's Recipes > Bunnchiro Hefeweizen [Weizen/Weissbier]

6# Wheat DME
.5# Wheat Malt
.5# Carapils
1oz Liberty @ 60
Safale WB-06

The WB-06 does create the proper clove banana flavors but not as much as some liquid strains.
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Old 12-08-2008, 10:00 PM   #4
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thanks tenchiro!

similar to what I came up with over lunch.

6 lb dry wheat malt extract
.25 lb munich malt
.5 lb flaked wheat
.625 oz 4%aa hallertau hersbruck 60 min

safebrew wb06 – not going to put fermentor in water bath to keep ferment temps in the upper 60s try try to get the strong wheat character i'm looking for.

any experience with wyeast 3068 (smack pak)

 
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Old 12-08-2008, 10:11 PM   #5
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thanks tenchiro!

similar to what I came up with over lunch.

6 lb dry wheat malt extract
.25 lb munich malt
.5 lb flaked wheat
.625 oz 4%aa hallertau hersbruck 60 min

safebrew wb06 – not going to put fermentor in water bath to keep ferment temps in the upper 60s try try to get the strong wheat character i'm looking for.

any experience with wyeast 3068 (smack pak)
I went with the Liberty because my LHBS didn't have any Noble hops originally I was going to go with Hallertau. I have not used 3068 but I have used 3056 a couple of times and was good. Although for the price WB-06 makes a great wheat beer, although the esthers seem to come through more w/ 3056.
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Old 12-08-2008, 10:11 PM   #6
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any experience with wyeast 3068 (smack pak)
I'm about to bottle a hefe I brewed with 3068 sometime this week. Fermented it in my closet, which, this time of year, hovers around 65-66F. During vigorous fermentation, the strip thermometer read up to 69-70F. Now that the kraeusen has fallen, there's plenty of clove flavor, a little banana (especially in the nose), and some good tartness. Very nice. I'm hoping I don't lose any of those flavors as it matures.

 
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Old 12-08-2008, 10:15 PM   #7
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You can try my Miami Weisse. It's always been a winner for me.
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Old 12-12-2008, 09:28 PM   #8
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I'm about to bottle a hefe I brewed with 3068 sometime this week. Fermented it in my closet, which, this time of year, hovers around 65-66F. During vigorous fermentation, the strip thermometer read up to 69-70F. Now that the kraeusen has fallen, there's plenty of clove flavor, a little banana (especially in the nose), and some good tartness. Very nice. I'm hoping I don't lose any of those flavors as it matures.

Went with the 3068, and got a WB-06 as a back up.

uncleozzy or tenchiro,
did you make a starter or just pitch the smack pack?


Bottling my 6% American brown ale this weekend, brewing the Honey Coriander Lager on Tuesday or Weds (so I can have it fermenting while my heat is turned way down while I'm away on vacation over christmas)

Mit Hefe is going to be first brew of 2009! Can't wait!!

 
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Old 12-12-2008, 09:46 PM   #9
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did you make a starter or just pitch the smack pack?
I made a 1L starter, but only left it for about 24 hours... and, due to a thermometer malfunction, accidentally pitched way colder than I'd meant to (in the high 50s). It started up within 12 hours, anyhow. You might get away with just pitching it as-is, but you may as well make a starter.

(I still haven't gotten around to bottling this hefe... which means I'll have to wait even longer to drink it. It's killing me!)

 
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Old 12-12-2008, 09:55 PM   #10
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i brewed the AHS bavarian hefe. some people told me it was the best beer they have ever had


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