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Extract Hefeweizen
  • C_BC_B
    Posts: 77,084
    Hefe extract - American Wheat or Rye Beer (6D)


    Batch Size 10.500 gal
    Boil Size 12.000 gal
    Boil Time 1.000 min
    OG 1.042
    FG 1.012
    ABV 4.0%
    Bitterness 16.5 IBU (Tinseth)
    Color 6 SRM (Morey)
    Calories (per 12 oz.) 140

    Fermentables
    Name Amount Yield Color
    Wheat Dry Extract 10.000 lb 95% 8 L
    Caramel/Crystal Malt - 10L 8.000 oz 75% 10 L

    Hops
    Name Alpha Amount Use Time Form IBU
    Tettnang 5% 2.000 oz Boil 1.000 hr Pellet 16.5

    Yeast
    WLP320 - American Hefeweizen Ale Yeast



    Thoughts?
    Should I bother with the crystal? Or use a whole pound?
    "On it. I hate software." ~Cpt Snarklepants
  • C_BC_B
    Posts: 77,084
    Mr. Malty says I only need a one liter starter.... That can't be right? Maybe what they are calling a stirplate is different than what I'm using?
    "On it. I hate software." ~Cpt Snarklepants
  • jlwjlw
    Posts: 16,417
    1 liter sounds about right for this beer.
  • C_BC_B
    Posts: 77,084
    This is my first 10 gallon batch, so a liter seems low. But I 'spose it is a pretty low OG.
    "On it. I hate software." ~Cpt Snarklepants
  • jlwjlw
    Posts: 16,417
    I didn;t know it was a 10 gal batch. Yeah that seems low. Did you change batch size to 10?
  • jlwjlw
    Posts: 16,417
    I selected 10 and stir plate and also got 1 liter. That may be right.
  • C_BC_B
    Posts: 77,084
    That brings up a question... 10 gallons on a stir plate, is it saying I should pitch 2 vials into a one liter starter? I never understood the vials thing there.
    "On it. I hate software." ~Cpt Snarklepants
  • C_BC_B
    Posts: 77,084
    Either way, the vial was a bit old so I did 750ml and I'm going to chill decant and do it again. So I should end up with over a liter starter's worth of yeast.
    "On it. I hate software." ~Cpt Snarklepants
  • C_BC_B
    Posts: 77,084
    Heating the water now..
    I'm tweaking the recipe a bit. I'm going to add enough DME to get the OG up just a bit. I'd like it to finish around 4.5%-5.0% abv.
    I'll post the final recipe once I'm done jacking around with it.
    "On it. I hate software." ~Cpt Snarklepants
  • C_BC_B
    Posts: 77,084
    I haven't made a ten gallon batch yet... That keggle sure looks full...
    "On it. I hate software." ~Cpt Snarklepants
  • C_BC_B
    Posts: 77,084
    Batch Size 10.500 gal
    Boil Size 12.000 gal
    Boil Time 1.000 hr
    OG 1.048
    FG 1.013
    ABV 4.5%
    Bitterness 16.0 IBU (Tinseth)
    Color 6.7 SRM (Morey)


    Fermentables
    Name Amount Yield Color
    Wheat Dry Extract 10.000 lb 83% 8 L
    Extra Light DME 1.000 lb 8% 3L
    Caramel/Crystal Malt - 10L 8.000 oz 8% 10 L

    Hops
    Name Alpha Amount Use Time Form IBU
    Tettnang 5% 2.000 oz Boil 1.000 hr Pellet 16.5

    Yeast
    WLP320 - American Hefeweizen Ale Yeast


    Is that too much DME? This is all the hops I have and BrewTarget is telling me this will be extra malty. It's usually wrong, but now I'm not sure about the extra pound of DME...


    "On it. I hate software." ~Cpt Snarklepants
  • C_BC_B
    Posts: 77,084
    OG came out at 1.045 on 11 gallons. Apparently I don't boil off as much as I thought...
    "On it. I hate software." ~Cpt Snarklepants
  • C_BC_B
    Posts: 77,084
    I blueberried half of this. Heated 1.75 lbs of blueberries to 180* then put in a carboy and racked the beer on top of it. Didn't leave enough headspace and the airlock blew off. Next time I puree instead of just mash up and I put it in the primary and not a damn carboy. What was I thinking? Beats me....
    "On it. I hate software." ~Cpt Snarklepants
  • LothosLothos
    Posts: 2,146
    what did it end at
    Ain't that a Bitch
  • LothosLothos
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    OG came out at 1.045 on 11 gallons. Apparently I don't boil off as much as I thought...



    Lothos said:

    what did it end at



    Ain't that a Bitch
  • C_BC_B
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    Not sure yet haven't checked. It was still going a bit when I added the blueberries to half. I'll keg both halves this weekend and take a sample then.
    "On it. I hate software." ~Cpt Snarklepants
  • LothosLothos
    Posts: 2,146
    cool
    Ain't that a Bitch
  • C_BC_B
    Posts: 77,084
    Tapped the blueberry keg tonight. Good beer. No blueberry flavor or aroma as I expected. Next time a lot more blueberries and I'm going to blend them up a bit more. And not cook them, or at least not much.
    "On it. I hate software." ~Cpt Snarklepants
  • LothosLothos
    Posts: 2,146
    bummer
    Ain't that a Bitch
  • C_BC_B
    Posts: 77,084
    Trial and error. I didn't really expect 2 pounds of frozen blueberries in 5 gallons of beer would really come through. But I was hopin'.
    "On it. I hate software." ~Cpt Snarklepants
  • LothosLothos
    Posts: 2,146
    well you know now

    its 8 LBs next time
    Ain't that a Bitch
  • C_BC_B
    Posts: 77,084
    Lothos said:

    well you know now

    its 8 LBs next time



    Yikes. Not sure I want to spend that much cheddar. Maybe, IDK.
    "On it. I hate software." ~Cpt Snarklepants
  • LothosLothos
    Posts: 2,146
    that will work also

    and blueberrys are 1.99 Lb here not that much cheddar
    Ain't that a Bitch
  • FuzzyFuzzy
    Posts: 46,574
    Lothos said:

    that will work also

    and blueberrys are 1.99 Lb here not that much cheddar



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    "Oh, you were serious? I was drunk."-C_B