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Offline Kyle

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wheat beer
« on: March 20, 2013, 03:50:28 PM »
For 11 gallons:

9# Bohemian Pilsner
9# Canadian White Wheat Malt
1# Quick oats
1# Carafoam

Mash 90 min at 150F
Boil 90 min

0.85oz Centennial (9.9% a.a pellets) @60min
1oz Centennial @ 10 min
1oz Centennial at 1 min

1 carboy with US-05 and 1 with WB-06 yeast

Planning to add a can of apricot puree to the one with the WB-06 after primary fermenting
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Offline carmstrong

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Re: wheat beer
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2013, 09:24:01 AM »
Sounds good Kyle.  I'd be interested in trying this one.
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Re: wheat beer
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2013, 12:07:43 AM »
WB06 huh... I brewed my last batch of CW with that and it turned out awful (it had phenolic overtones that neither Richard nor I could stand)... ended up dumping the entire keg of it down Richard's commode as I remember it.
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Re: wheat beer
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2013, 08:58:19 AM »
I would like to hear how this turns out. I've had some good and bad results with WB-06. I think it might be a temperature issue, but can't be sure. I need to start keeping more detailed temperature records.
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Re: wheat beer
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2013, 10:25:26 AM »
Pretty sure it's temperature, and I've found the same. I have a suspicion that it likes warmer temperatures, because I had mine colder before and didn't like the profile (too strong in the phenolics).
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Re: wheat beer
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2013, 10:46:11 AM »
WB-06: "fermentation temperature: 12-25C (53.6-77F) ideally 18-24C (64.4-75.2F)
for clover flavors : below 22C (71.6F)
for banana flavor: above 23C (73.4F)"

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Re: wheat beer
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2013, 11:40:46 AM »
Yeah, they're not kidding, above 23C its a banana explosion with some cloves thrown in... not enjoyable. I ferment it at 17C and it keeps the esters in check. I'll make sure I share some at a meeting.
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Re: wheat beer
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2013, 01:43:39 PM »
What about the plastic flavors? :P I noticed a lot of plastic flavors :P.
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Re: wheat beer
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2013, 03:43:23 PM »
Well, the one with US-05 is very, very easy drinking. The one with WB-06 is a more authentic wheat beer, but it has some significant phenols (due to fermenting at lower end of range to avoid banana-splosion). The banana and clove are in check. My wife really likes it, but based on previous WB-06 adventures, I'd say its still Dave and Richard-repellant.
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