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ManofSteele’s El Hefe Esta Aqui Hefeweizen

Brew Date: 7/6/11

Brew Partners: Man of Steele

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Ingredients:

  • 1.0 lb. Bavarian Wheat
  • 0.7 lb. German Pilsner
  • 6.0 lb. Bavarian Wheat DME (65% wheat 35% amber)
  • 0.9 oz Saaz hops (60min)
  • Munich-Style Dry Yeast

Recipe:

  1. Fill pot with 3.0 (~9L) gallons of clean water.
  2. In a large muslin bag, steep the grains in the water. Bring temperature to 130F for 30 minutes.
  3. Raise the temperature to 145F for 30 minutes.
  4. Raise the temperature to 160F for 15 minutes.
  5. Remove and sparge grains with ~1L water. Raise wort to a boil.
  6. Boil for 15 minutes. At 15 minutes, add bittering hops. Continue boiling for 60 more minutes.
  7. Remove from heat, and add to 2.0 gallons of cold clean water in glass carboy.
  8. Let sit, covered with sterilized tin foil, overnight to cool.
  9. Reconstitute dry yeast with 1cup water at ~105F. Cool to room temperature.
  10. Pitch yeast at 72F wort temperature.

Primary Date: 7/7/11
Rack Date: n/a
Package Date:7/21/11
Package Type: Brown glas bottles
OG: 1.061 / 15.3P
FG: 1.018
Final ABV: 4.5%

Appearance: pale gold, with more clarity than expected. Pours a 1 finger head that dissipates quickly.

Aroma: banana and malty sweetness.

Taste: a great fruity essence of flavor, although it is followed up by a caramel-sweet malt backbone. A little bit toasty, possibly from overboil.

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