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  1. milleniarist

    Seeking permanent haze in a witbier

    I'm doing my research for brewing a Witbier with 45% heirloom raw wheat and I found this remark in Stan Hieronymus' ´Brewing with Wheat´: I've had exactly that happening to a saison I made using 20% raw wheat + 20% malted wheat + 5% flaked oats; the haze precititated in the bottle during the...
  2. H

    fermentable sugars in my sourdough bread

    Hey y’all! Not sure if I should post this in the fermentation/yeast section or the mash section. Sorry if this is the wrong place. I have a question about fermentable sugars in my sourdough bread to use in a single grain (sourdough bread) brew. I’m gonna try my hand at a Kvass basically. All...
  3. S

    Aspects of Brewing a Wheat Beer

    With half of my family originating from Bavaria, I’ve been exposed to wheat beers from a young age, and would often proudly pour them for members of my family. I remember the unusual glasses, the lively bubbles, and the golden color of the cloudy liquid underneath a thick creamy head. It was a...
  4. M

    Food & Brew Pairing #1: Pan Seared Salmon with American Wheat Ale

    Pan Seared Salmon with American Wheat Ale Hello, my name is Matt O'Reilly and I'm a HOMEBREW ENTHUSIAST! I have been brewing for a little over a year, but I have been drinking beer for a little over 15 years. Of those 15 years, 8 of them have been spent pursuing new (to me, or otherwise) beers...
  5. V

    Craft The Perfect Draft - The 420 Special Wheat

    When someone asks which style of beer is my absolute favorite I half-jokingly tell them that I like all styles of beer, which in fact I do. From the moment I take that first cold sip of beer I start to single out everything I like about it. Perfect color, good carbonation, a lingering head...
  6. V

    Craft The Perfect Draft - What To Brew?

    You just had a party, some friends came over and you shared your latest batch of homebrew with them. Suddenly someone lets you know the keg's been kicked. You realize how busy your schedule is but you're going to have to brew another batch of beer and soon. It's happened to all of us at some...
  7. H

    Adding Ingredients & Fruit to a Wheat

    I’m looking to brew a wheat / Hefe Style & want to add spices or fruit. I’ve done orange peel & coriander. I’m thinking about banana & vanilla. I’ve never attempted the secondary fermentation. Does anyone have any tips or fun recipes to share?? Maybe even something completely different like...
  8. MadLuke

    Chinook + Golding Wheat IPA?

    Hi everyone, I am looking for an opinion on some crazy-ish idea. I have had in my mind for a while dry wheat IPA. The original plan was to use 2 cans (yes, extract brewing) of Briess Bavarian Wheat and one can of extra-light pale extract, add some Amarillo, and dry-hop with cones of Nelson...
  9. mboardman


    Ive got about 5 lbs of flaked wheat and 7 lbs of German Pale wheat (white I think) by Weyerman. I also have 1 lb each of victory, munich malts, as well as maybe 1/2 lb of carapils. Would combining all these ingredients make a good wheat beer?
  10. ProhibitionBrewer

    Choosing Grain in a Prohibition Country

    Hello all, I'm a bit overwhelmed trying to source some grains in Saudi Arabia. I am a first time brewer, and I understand that this will be an uphill battle given my location and lack of experience, but I have had fair luck with sourcing brewing supplies so far. Everything is sorted except for...
  11. G

    Wild Wheat?

    Hey Everyone! I live in Central Oregon and was hoping for some clarification on what this grain is? It looks like wild wheat to me, but I get mixed information when I try googling it so I'm hoping to get some input. If it is wild wheat I plan on attempting to malt a small 1-2lb batch of it and...
  12. frankvw

    Can you get ferulic acid from Weetbix?

    I've brewed a Weizen from extract before and it wasn't bad, but the liquid wheat malt extract I have yields a clear, light bodied beer that is low on the typical Weizen flavors. This is not surprising, since the LME lacks a lot of things you get from a proper mash containing significant amounts...
  13. H

    17# of cherries, now what?

    Ended up at a farm with cherries for 1$/pound so I left with 17 pounds of cherries. Majority are bings which are incredibly juicy, but I also got about 6-7 pounds of sour pie cherries. I know I want to rack a sour on these eventually and also will split up some of the 5 gallons of mead I have...
  14. BilltownBrewingCo

    "Nordic Princess" Raspberry Wheat

    Hello all. I am in the fermentation stage with this beer, despite not having a ton of info on Voss Kveik and the flavors it imparts in wheat beers. I also have not brewed with Raspberries in the past, and would like some advice. Just a bit about brew day- We hit our OG right on the button at...
  15. V

    Post Fermentation Acid Correction (Graff)

    I made some Graff recently with half Bavarian Wheat DME and half apple juice (same I always use for cider). Its very wheaty which is great, but there is a little bit of astringency. The only thing I can think of causing it is I typically add an acid blend when I am just doing cider which I...
  16. Hurdzanbrew

    New homebrew channel hurdzanbrew!!

    Hurdzanbrew has launched on YouTube and we are thrilled to release the first video, a step by step gose brew day!! Elements of comedy and brewing together at last!! Please check it out, like it, share it, tell a friend, re watch and laugh and hopefully learn something. Check us out on instagram...
  17. Crashlaz

    Pumpkin in a wheat beer?

    putting together a recipe for a pumpkin wheat beer. i have read so much about this debate on canned pumpkin/real pumpkin/pumpkin pie filling but still need some answers. i am wondering whats the best approach, to mash it, boil it, or add to fermentor. i have looked at many recipes and some show...
  18. snarf7

    Carapils or Wheat?

    I'm looking to make a light, citrusy IPA so I'm keeping the grains simple. People seem to recommend either Carapils or Wheat in small amounts 5-10% to improve head retention etc. What are the properties that each adds to the equation? Is it a one or the other or do you ever use both? Does one go...
  19. A

    Adding fireball to an apple cinnamon wheat ale?

    So I am brewing an apple cinnamon wheat ale next. And I was wondering if anyone knows if fireball would be good in it? If so how much should I add? Also if i do add it. Should i do it before the primary fermenting? Or before secondary?
  20. J

    Head Retention Issues (I've Tried Everything!)

    So I've been brewing all-grain BIAB, 4-4.5 gallon batches, for about 4 years now. I brewed extract for a couple of years beforehand. I've consistently had head retention issues with my beer. When I brewed extract, this was never an issue. After searching the internet and these forums...