26 June 2005

Austin Homebrew Supply Hefe Weiss (Batch #3)

I really don't intend to post to this blog every day, but ever since I created it, I've been thinking about beer. Imagine that. Anyway, today, my brewing partner and I are brewing the beer he wanted to brew, hefeweiss. He's a fan of Shiner Hefeweiss, but not necessarily of German hefeweiss. 'Kay! here are the ingredients:
  • 2.5 lb German pilsner malt
  • .5 lb CaraPils
  • 2.5 lb red wheat
  • 10 lb wheat malt extract
  • 1 lb honey (This was a last minute addition on our part based on Shiner's label)
  • 1.5 oz Hallertauer 60 mins
  • .5 oz Hallertauer 15 mins
  • German Wheat Yeast
We steeped the grains in 5 gallons at 155F for 45 minutes. Then we added the malt extract and brought it to a boil. Since we only had two 5 gallon fermenters, we filled those with 3 gallons of water. At the end of the boil we split the wort between the two ferments and pitched yeast. Fermenter A: SG1050 @ 90.5F = 1054 Fermenter B: SG1050 @ 88.7F = 1054 The fermenters will be stored in closets at about 76F until next week, when we will rack to secondary.

transferred to secondary on 7/4. Gravity on both fermenters is 1012. ABV = 4.32. ABW = 5.50.

Kegged on 7/15. Gravity was 1012. It was clear and tasted real good!

posted by hiikeeba at 14:33


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