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Prost! Weizen

Bavarian Weizen (Weissbier)

All Grain


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Brewer/Contributor: Brad Smith

Batch Size: 5.00 gal

Boil Size: 6.13 gal

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Prost! Weizen

Type: All Grain

Date: 11/2/2002

Batch Size: 5.00 gal

Brewer: Brad Smith
Boil Size: 6.13 galAsst Brewer:
Boil Time: 60 min Equipment: Brads Setup
Taste Rating(out of 50): 42.0 Brewhouse Efficiency: 72.00
Taste Notes: Inspired by my trip to Bavaria for Octoberfest...Greate balance, smooth taste, great bannana and clove flavor, straw color - a great Weizen!


AmountItemType% or IBU
5.00 lbWheat Malt, Ger (2.0 SRM)Grain55.56 %
4.00 lbPale Malt (2 Row) Bel (3.0 SRM)Grain44.44 %
0.50 ozTettnang [4.40 %] (60 min)Hops8.1 IBU
0.50 ozTettnang [4.40 %] (30 min)Hops6.3 IBU
1 PkgsWeihenstephan Weizen (Wyeast Labs #3068)Yeast-Wheat


Beer Profile

Est Original Gravity: 1.049 SG

Measured Original Gravity: 1.047 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.012 SGMeasured Final Gravity: 1.010 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 4.85 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 4.82 %
Bitterness: 14.4 IBUCalories: 207 cal/pint
Est Color: 4.1 SRMColor:

Mash Profile

Mash Name: Single Infusion, Medium Body, No Mash OutTotal Grain Weight: 9.00 lb
Sparge Water: 4.65 galGrain Temperature: 72.0 F
Sparge Temperature: 168.0 FTunTemperature: 72.0 F
Adjust Temp for Equipment: FALSEMash PH: 5.4 PH

Single Infusion, Medium Body, No Mash Out
Step TimeNameDescriptionStep Temp
60 minMash InAdd 11.25 qt of water at 165.9 F154.0 F

Mash Notes: Simple single infusion mash for use with most modern well modified grains (about 95% of the time).

Carbonation and Storage

Carbonation Type: Kegged (Forced CO2)Volumes of CO2: 2.4
Pressure/Weight: 11.7 PSICarbonation Used: -
Keg/Bottling Temperature: 41.0 FAge for: 35.0 days
Storage Temperature: 52.0 F 


A great beer - needs to be aged for at least a month for the strong yeast to smooth out a bit. Sparge slowly to avoid a stuck sparge (lots of wheat). Prost is the traditional German toast - like saying "Cheers!"

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