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This beer won third place in the 1999
LA County Fair in the Bavarian Hefeweizen Category.
Ingredients for 11 Gallons
- 11 lb. 2-Row Belgian Wheat Malt
- 8 lb. 7 oz. German Pilsner malt
- 1 lb. 11 oz. German Munich Malt 10°L
- 14 oz. German Vienna Malt 25°L
- 1 lb. Oat Hulls
- 1.7 oz. Hallertau Loose leaf, 5.6% (60 min)
- 1.7 oz. Hallertau Loose leaf, 5.6% (15 min.)
- 0.83 oz. Hallertau Loose leaf, 5.6% (5 min.)
- Wyeast 3068 Weihenstephan Wheat Yeast
Mash-in with 22 Qt of water at 132°F. Target temp 128°F.
Protein rest for 30 minutes.
Decoct out 4 qt and add 5 qt boiling water. Temp 144°F.
Decoct out another 4 qt and heat to 198°F. Temp now 153°F.
Decoct 4 qt after 1 hr. Heat to 200°F. Temp back to 152°F.
1 3/4 hr total Starch Conversion.
Mash-out by heating run-off to 180°F and recycling.
Sparge with about 35 Qt water at 170°F.
Skim hot break prior to first hop addition.
Rapid chill with immersion chiller.
Ferment at 66-68°F.
Prime with 275 grams priming sugar for 60 12oz. bottles,
130 grams in the 5 gal Keg.
Most characteristics of a German wheat are present though restrained in character.
This beer hit the clove tang expected from a hefeweizen, thanks to the Weihenstephan yeast.
We bumped up the carbonation, which combined with the wheat malt to form a rich creamy head.
We added oat husks to aid sparging. Last time the sparge took forever (3 1/2 hours), due
to the gluten content of the wheat malt.