Friday, November 30, 2012

Wiser Understanding, Weizen

My brother in law loves German Hefeweizen's.  Loves them.  Historically I've never had success brewing one.  Luckily they are not my preferred style to drink so it has never bothered me to much.  With this beer I wanted to use WLP351, but my LHBS was out of stock so I made a last minute switch to WLP300.  Considering my brother in law Jordan is coming for Christmas, I wanted to get this beer brewed and fermenting ASAP.  

Wiser Understanding
Type: All Grain Date: 12/2/2012
Batch Size (fermenter): 5.00 gal Brewer: Chris Lewis
Boil Size: 5.72 gal Asst Brewer:
Boil Time: 60 min Equipment: My Equipment
End of Boil Volume 5.20 gal Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.00 %
Final Bottling Volume: 5.00 gal Est Mash Efficiency 75.0 %
Fermentation: My Aging Profile Taste Rating(out of 50): 41
Taste Notes:
Amt Name Type # %/IBU
5 lbs White Wheat Malt (2.4 SRM) Grain 1 55.6 %
3 lbs Pilsner (2 Row) Ger (2.0 SRM) Grain 2 33.3 %
1 lbs Wheat, Flaked (1.6 SRM) Grain 3 11.1 %
0.50 oz Hallertauer [4.80 %] - Boil 45.0 min Hop 4 8.7 IBUs
0.25 oz Hallertauer [4.80 %] - Boil 15.0 min Hop 5 2.4 IBUs
1.0 pkg Hefeweizen Ale (White Labs #WLP300) [35.49 ml] Yeast 6 -
Beer Profile
Est Original Gravity: 1.052 SG Measured Original Gravity: 1.055 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.015 SG Measured Final Gravity: 1.014 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 4.9 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 5.0
Bitterness: 11.1 IBUs Calories: TBA kcal/12oz
Est Color: 3.8 SRM
Mash Profile
Mash Name: My Mash Total Grain Weight: 9 lbs
Sparge Water: 6.80 gal Grain Temperature: 72.0 F
Sparge Temperature: 168.0 F Tun Temperature: 72.0 F
Adjust Temp for Equipment: FALSE Mash PH: 5.20
Mash Steps
Name Description Step Temperature Step Time
Step Heat to 156.0 F over 2 min 158.0 F 60 min
Step Heat to 168.0 F over 10 min 168.0 F 10 min
Sparge Step: Fly sparge with 6.80 gal water at 168.0 F
Mash Notes:
Carbonation and Storage
Carbonation Type: Bottle Volumes of CO2: 2.4
Pressure/Weight: 3.78 oz Carbonation Used: Bottle with 3.78 oz Corn Sugar
Keg/Bottling Temperature: 60.0 F Age for: 28.00 days
Fermentation: My Aging Profile Storage Temperature: 52.0 F
Fermentation Notes
Primary Fermentation:  68 Degrees
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  1. Chris, I'm not into Hefes either, how do you think this one would work with 001 California yeast instead.?

    1. Honestly, if you looking to make a hefe and have it not taste like a hefe, I would brew something else. Just my opinion.

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