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My First Hefeweiss
« on: August 15, 2011, 06:26:17 PM »
Attached is my bsmx of my first all grain hefewiess. I would appreciate any feedback. I have been Kit brewing for about 5 years. Made some great beer and some not...well just ok beers. I am not even sure if my measurements are even correct, but like I said feedback is welcome! Thanks and happy brewing!

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Re: My First Hefeweiss
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2011, 06:52:03 PM »
Looks pretty good.  You may want to increase the 2-row or decrease the wheat malt otherwise the mash will get pretty sticky.  I'd add a handful of rice hulls to aid in lautering.  You still need to update your mash schedule.  I would also delete the Irish moss since you don't really need/want clarifiers for a Hefe. 

Your boil off % is only 8.3 so may want to increase that a bit.  I adjust my numbers so I bottle at least 5 gallons of beer.

Mark
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Re: My First Hefeweiss
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2011, 06:54:46 PM »
Yeah, this was my first time poking around with the software. I think I have a small grasp on the basics. At first it was calling for 28lb of the wheat for a 5 gallon batch, I nearly freaked out. The basic amount looks ok?

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Re: My First Hefeweiss
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2011, 06:58:30 PM »
Yep, definitely will work.  Here's my Hefe.

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Re: My First Hefeweiss
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2011, 07:07:16 PM »
That looks pretty nice. What does the Fermcap do? Nice choice in hops too!

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Re: My First Hefeweiss
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2011, 07:09:10 PM »
Thanks!

The fermcap prevents messy boil overs.  I can get an agressive boil and no boil overs at all.  I use 2 drops per gallon. Your local home brew shop should have it.

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Re: My First Hefeweiss
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2011, 07:17:08 PM »
Ahh, that makes sense. Especially after the hops are added!

 

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