Reaper of Souls Bavarian Hefeweizen.
  • scoobscoob
    Posts: 16,617
    Ok, this is what could be called an imperial hefe I suppose, it comes in rather strong for a hefe at any rate and is the recipe I brew for my Halloween party every year, its the first keg to go typically.



    15-A German Wheat and Rye Beer, Weizen/Weissbier

    Min OG: 1.044 Max OG: 1.052
    Min IBU: 8 Max IBU: 15
    Min Clr: 2 Max Clr: 8 Color in SRM, Lovibond

    Grain/Extract/Sugar

    % Amount Name Origin Potential SRM
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    46.2 6.00 lbs. Wheat Malt America 1.038 2
    38.5 5.00 lbs. Pilsener Germany 1.038 2
    15.4 2.00 lbs. Pale Malt(6-row) America 1.035 2

    Potential represented as SG per pound per gallon.


    Hops

    Amount Name Form Alpha IBU Boil Time
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    1.00 oz. Hallertau Hersbrucker Pellet 4.75 21.0 60 min.
    1.00 oz. Czech Saaz Pellet 3.50 0.0 0 min.


    Yeast
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    WYeast 3068 Weihenstephan Weizen


    Mash Schedule
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    Mash Type: Single Step

    Grain Lbs: 13.00
    Water Qts: 16.90 - Before Additional Infusions
    Water Gal: 4.22 - Before Additional Infusions

    Qts Water Per Lbs Grain: 1.30 - Before Additional Infusions

    Saccharification Rest Temp : 153 Time: 90
    Mash-out Rest Temp : 212 Time: 10
    Sparge Temp : 170 Time: 10


    Total Mash Volume Gal: 5.26 - Dough-In Infusion Only

    All temperature measurements are degrees Fahrenheit.

    With my usual efficiency of 87% this recipe as written comes in at 1.085 and ferments to 1.010-1.012

    I ferment this one at 65 to 68 degrees for two weeks, and then cold crash it prior to kegging, I carb to 2.4 volumes and drink the heck out of it. I love the Saaz at the end for the nice spice it gives the beer without bittering.

    I am likely going to tweak this a little by subbing a pound of pilsner for a pound of dark Munich to add color and maltiness.



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  • FuzzyFuzzy
    Posts: 47,149
    looks delicious. i'll probably ditch the saaz, though. not a big fan of it. other than that, just a touch of munich malt, and it's going into my brew queue.
    "Oh, you were serious? I was drunk."-C_B
  • C_BC_B
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    Munich is a great thought. Everything goes well with a dab more maltiness.
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  • scoobscoob
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    Honestly, when I brew this more often than not I use gambrinus two row instead of Pilsen malt
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  • scoobscoob
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    The gambrinus is close to a Maris Otter malt flavor wise
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  • ceanntceannt
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    Munich does magic things to wheat beers .... I put some in my Wits .....
    just a quarter to half a pound .... gives depth and character ... something I have always found missing in the styles
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  • ceanntceannt
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    I want to try this ... with the munich ... and Spalt hops ...
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  • C_BC_B
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    Now that the weather is getting warmer and the sun is out I need something like this for the first brew of the spring. Quick to the keg and refreshing like a warm spring day.
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  • ThymThym
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    C_B said:

    Now that the weather is getting warmer and the sun is out I need something like this for the first brew of the spring. Quick to the keg and refreshing like a warm spring day.



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  • C_BC_B
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    Lakewood said:

    C_B said:

    Now that the weather is getting warmer and the sun is out I need something like this for the first brew of the spring. Quick to the keg and refreshing like a warm spring day.



    warm spring day with 4 ft of snow on the ground?

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