Dunkles Weissbier Bavarian Dunkelweizen

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Nov 1, 2006
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Recipe Type
All Grain
Yeast Starter
2 qt.
Batch Size (Gallons)
Original Gravity
Final Gravity
Boiling Time (Minutes)
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp)
2 weeks @ 64
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp)
2 weeks @ 64
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Recipe: HopHed Dunkelweizen
Brewer: HopHed Brewhaus
Asst Brewer:
Style: Bavarian Dunkelweizen
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (41.0)
Recipe Specifications


Batch Size: 11.00 gal
Boil Size: 13.69 gal
Estimated OG: 1.052 SG
Estimated Color: 18.6 SRM
Estimated IBU: 14.6 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 65.00 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Amount Item Type % or IBU
12.00 lb Wheat Malt, Ger (2.0 SRM) Grain 50.51 %
8.00 lb Munich Malt (9.0 SRM) Grain 33.67 %
2.00 lb Aromatic Malt (26.0 SRM) Grain 8.42 %
1.00 lb Biscuit Malt (23.0 SRM) Grain 4.21 %
0.76 lb Chocolate Malt (350.0 SRM) Grain 3.20 %

1.50 oz Hallertauer [6.00 %] (60 min) Hops 14.6 IBU

1 Pkgs Hefeweizen Ale (White Labs #WLP300)

Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge
Total Grain Weight: 23.76 lb
Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge
Step Time Name Description Step Temp
60 min Mash In Add 7.43 gal of water at 169.5 F 154.0 F

Batch sparge twice with 5 gallons @ 170 each time to collect 13.5 - 13.75 gallons.

I had hoped that this would end up a bit more malty than it did, but it is still quite good and dangerously quaffable at 6% ABV.

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I've got a 5.5 gallon batch of this in my primary right now, using wyeast 3638 - bavarian wheat (not BW II).

I used my newly constructed 5 gallon round cooler MLT to mash in, sparged twice to get ~ 6.5 gallons and boiled. My FG was 1.060 so the efficiency of my setup and technique was pretty good. I think I actually used about 10 ounces of rice hulls because I was worried about getting a stuck mash.
Just wanted to put in an update, this beer turned out magnificent after a month or so of keg aging. Fantastic! I think I would bump up the hops just a little next time, though, and I'm not even a hophead.
Glad to hear that you liked it! This is most certainly on my list of beer to brew again this year. :mug: