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Evan_b's Chocolate Hefe-Stout
  • ThymThym
    Posts: 100,758
    This discussion was created from comments split from: brew queue.
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • Evan_BEvan_B
    Posts: 312
    Well then...

    This is for a 3 gal batch, so it will need to be adjusted accordingly.

    3.0lb White wheat 41%
    2.0lb Maris Otter 28%
    1.0lb Chocolate Wheat 14%
    0.5lb Biscuit Malt 7%
    0.375lb Torrified Wheat 5%
    0.375lb Roasted Barley 5%



    0.5oz Columbus 13.90% 60 min
    0.5oz Hallertau 4.70% 20min
    0.5oz Hallertau 4.70% 5min

    WLP300 - Hefeweizen


    OG 1.064
    FG 1.019
    IBU 59
    SRM 40

    I brew in a bag, but mashed for 60 min at 154 degrees, got approx 69% efficiency, which is lower than I am used to.

    Now after I took a few samples from the carboy after about 10 days I thought this beer was wayyyyyyyyy too roasty ( I mean there is a pound of chocolate wheat in there), but do not be afraid!!!!! After letting in sit in the bottle for approx 3 weeks the roastiness dissipates pretty significantly. I was not sure how this would turn when all this started, pitching the hefe yeast and all, and I am not going to go around saying "this is my best beer to date!!!!!" But I do enjoy drinking it, it has a mild roast character, which I like in a stout, is not 893746575858% ABV. After it ages for a few weeks it'll smooth out nicely, and the head on this thing is darker than some porters I have brewed, haha.

    If you brew it, let me know what you think. I am interested in opinions, good or bad!
    Amigo, lay them raises down.
  • FuzzyFuzzy
    Posts: 46,034
    Evan_B said:

    Well then...

    This is for a 3 gal batch, so it will need to be adjusted accordingly.

    3.0lb White wheat 41%
    2.0lb Maris Otter 28%
    1.0lb Chocolate Wheat 14%
    0.5lb Biscuit Malt 7%
    0.375lb Torrified Wheat 5%
    0.375lb Roasted Barley 5%



    0.5oz Columbus 13.90% 60 min
    0.5oz Hallertau 4.70% 20min
    0.5oz Hallertau 4.70% 5min

    WLP300 - Hefeweizen


    OG 1.064
    FG 1.019
    IBU 59
    SRM 40

    I brew in a bag, but mashed for 60 min at 154 degrees, got approx 69% efficiency, which is lower than I am used to.

    Now after I took a few samples from the carboy after about 10 days I thought this beer was wayyyyyyyyy too roasty ( I mean there is a pound of chocolate wheat in there), but do not be afraid!!!!! After letting in sit in the bottle for approx 3 weeks the roastiness dissipates pretty significantly. I was not sure how this would turn when all this started, pitching the hefe yeast and all, and I am not going to go around saying "this is my best beer to date!!!!!" But I do enjoy drinking it, it has a mild roast character, which I like in a stout, is not 893746575858% ABV. After it ages for a few weeks it'll smooth out nicely, and the head on this thing is darker than some porters I have brewed, haha.

    If you brew it, let me know what you think. I am interested in opinions, good or bad!



    looks tasty. i assume that you can get a clear picture of what the chocolate wheat is like in this recipe. i still haven't used any yet.

    I've found that tasting the samples before it's carbed never makes me happy. i always get really disappointed in the beer. After it's carbed up I'm usually happy with it, but the hydro samples are dirty little liars!
    "Oh, you were serious? I was drunk."-C_B
  • ceanntceannt
    Posts: 47,220
    After about 15 to 20 years of brewing you get pretty good at predicting what the finished product will be like from the gravity samples ....
    In wine there is wisdom.
    In beer there is freedom.
    In water there is bacteria.
  • ceanntceannt
    Posts: 47,220
    Evan_B said:

    Well then...

    This is for a 3 gal batch, so it will need to be adjusted accordingly.

    3.0lb White wheat 41%
    2.0lb Maris Otter 28%
    1.0lb Chocolate Wheat 14%
    0.5lb Biscuit Malt 7%
    0.375lb Torrified Wheat 5%
    0.375lb Roasted Barley 5%



    0.5oz Columbus 13.90% 60 min
    0.5oz Hallertau 4.70% 20min
    0.5oz Hallertau 4.70% 5min

    WLP300 - Hefeweizen


    OG 1.064
    FG 1.019
    IBU 59
    SRM 40

    I brew in a bag, but mashed for 60 min at 154 degrees, got approx 69% efficiency, which is lower than I am used to.

    Now after I took a few samples from the carboy after about 10 days I thought this beer was wayyyyyyyyy too roasty ( I mean there is a pound of chocolate wheat in there), but do not be afraid!!!!! After letting in sit in the bottle for approx 3 weeks the roastiness dissipates pretty significantly. I was not sure how this would turn when all this started, pitching the hefe yeast and all, and I am not going to go around saying "this is my best beer to date!!!!!" But I do enjoy drinking it, it has a mild roast character, which I like in a stout, is not 893746575858% ABV. After it ages for a few weeks it'll smooth out nicely, and the head on this thing is darker than some porters I have brewed, haha.

    If you brew it, let me know what you think. I am interested in opinions, good or bad!



    Interesting recipe .... looks tasty ... I like the biscuit malt in there
    In wine there is wisdom.
    In beer there is freedom.
    In water there is bacteria.
  • jlwjlw
    Posts: 16,410
    I would have to try this beer just based on the name of the recipe.
  • ThymThym
    Posts: 100,758
    I would have referred to it as a Dunkleweissen, but I prefer to make up names.
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • Evan_BEvan_B
    Posts: 312
    I am going to brew this again at some point in the near future, and have since changed the grist:


    3.0lb Maris Otter 40%
    3.0lb White Wheat 40%
    0.5lb Chocolate wheat 7%
    0.375lb Biscuit Malt 5%
    0.375lb Torrified Wheat 5%
    0.25lb Roasted Barley 3%


    Amigo, lay them raises down.
  • scoobscoob
    Posts: 16,617
    Any reason for white over red wheat? I have my preferences, just interested in your thoughts.
    Jesus didn't wear pants
  • Evan_BEvan_B
    Posts: 312
    My LBHS only has the White wheat, so it was an easy choice for me, haha.
    Amigo, lay them raises down.
  • ThymThym
    Posts: 100,758
    Evan_B said:

    My LBHS only has the White wheat, so it was an easy choice for me, haha.



    no sense in swimming upstream, right?

    Besides, i have no idea what the difference is. I assume i only can get white wheat at my LHBS.
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • ceanntceannt
    Posts: 47,220
    I like the red wheat a little better .... seems to have more flavor
    In wine there is wisdom.
    In beer there is freedom.
    In water there is bacteria.
  • C_BC_B
    Posts: 76,478
    Evan_B said:

    I am going to brew this again at some point in the near future, and have since changed the grist:


    3.0lb Maris Otter 40%
    3.0lb White Wheat 40%
    0.5lb Chocolate wheat 7%
    0.375lb Biscuit Malt 5%
    0.375lb Torrified Wheat 5%
    0.25lb Roasted Barley 3%




    That looks like a grain bill I could get into.
    "On it. I hate software." ~Cpt Snarklepants
  • Evan_BEvan_B
    Posts: 312
    C_dubbs said:

    Evan_B said:

    I am going to brew this again at some point in the near future, and have since changed the grist:


    3.0lb Maris Otter 40%
    3.0lb White Wheat 40%
    0.5lb Chocolate wheat 7%
    0.375lb Biscuit Malt 5%
    0.375lb Torrified Wheat 5%
    0.25lb Roasted Barley 3%




    That looks like a grain bill I could get into.


    I guess I should start calling this a Schwarz-weizen
    Amigo, lay them raises down.
  • ThymThym
    Posts: 100,758
    May the schwartz be with you!
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • FuzzyFuzzy
    Posts: 46,034
    Lakewood said:

    May the schwartz be with you!



    you're going to have to call it dark helmet.
    "Oh, you were serious? I was drunk."-C_B
  • ThymThym
    Posts: 100,758

    Lakewood said:

    May the schwartz be with you!



    you're going to have to call it dark helmet.


    Oh, that's a good name for a beer.
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny