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Plan to brew one of these each week or until Target stops finding these in their warehouse -- started with an XL Bavarian Honeyless Wheat:

 

Bavarian Weissbier HME

Golden LME

Red Flaked Wheat, 2 oz.

Carapils, 2 oz.

Honey Malt, 3 oz.

2-Row, 2 oz.

Hallertau Mittelfruh, 0.5 oz. at flame-out

Mangrove Jack's M20 Bavarian Wheat yeast

 

OG was 1.042

 

(XL because this is my 40th batch!)

 

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6 hours ago, Bonsai & Brew said:

Plan to brew one of these each week or until Target stops finding these in their warehouse -- started with an XL Bavarian Honeyless Wheat:

 

Bavarian Weissbier HME

Golden LME

Red Flaked Wheat, 2 oz.

Carapils, 2 oz.

Honey Malt, 3 oz.

2-Row, 2 oz.

Hallertau Mittelfruh, 0.5 oz. at flame-out

Mangrove Jack's M20 Bavarian Wheat yeast

 

OG was 1.042

 

(XL because this is my 40th batch!)

 

🍻

 

I beg to differ (with your title).  My cousin drank 7/12 that I brought to the bbq yesterday and he appeared to be quite done! ;)

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The Wheat of the Week that I brewed last night was a partial mash Raspberry Wheat:

 

Bavarian Weissbier HME

Golden LME

Oregon Red Raspberries, 15 oz., puréed 

Flaked Red Wheat, 4 oz.

Weyermann Pale Wheat, 2 oz.

2-Row Pale Malt, 2 oz.

Tettnang hops, 0.5 oz. at flame-out

Mangrove Jack's M20 Bavarian Wheat yeast

 

OG was (again) 1.042.

 

I know some will be disappointed that I added the raspberries right away, but I have had pretty good luck with both raspberries and apricot holding flavor nicely throughout fermentation.  We will see!🍺

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28 minutes ago, Bonsai & Brew said:

The Wheat of the Week that I brewed last night was a partial mash Raspberry Wheat:

 

Bavarian Weissbier HME

Golden LME

Oregon Red Raspberries, 15 oz., puréed 

Flaked Red Wheat, 4 oz.

Weyermann Pale Wheat, 2 oz.

2-Row Pale Malt, 2 oz.

Tettnang hops, 0.5 oz. at flame-out

Mangrove Jack's M20 Bavarian Wheat yeast

 

OG was (again) 1.042.

 

I know some will be disappointed that I added the raspberries right away, but I have had pretty good luck with both raspberries and apricot holding flavor nicely throughout fermentation.  We will see!🍺

I still want to do:

Strawberry Basil

Raspberry

Apricot

 

Maybe in the fall. 

Let me know how your raspberry turns out!  :)

 

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I like to do wheats, too.  B&B, I'm going to copy your recipes and put them in my list of recipes to try.  I made 3 batches last year that just had some flavored extract, but they turned out very good.  I did blueberry, cherry and apricot.  The next time will have some body additions (carapils, etc.) to the HME, altho there was no trouble getting rid of the ones I made as a Deluxe recipe with just LME.

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9 minutes ago, C-ya said:

I like to do wheats, too.  B&B, I'm going to copy your recipes and put them in my list of recipes to try.  I made 3 batches last year that just had some flavored extract, but they turned out very good.  I did blueberry, cherry and apricot.  The next time will have some body additions (carapils, etc.) to the HME, altho there was no trouble getting rid of the ones I made as a Deluxe recipe with just LME.

 

I'm just having fun using up these Weissbiers and experimenting a little with grains and additions -- not trying to break any new ground, in fact Mr. Beer already has a raspberry wheat recipe that you can brew http://support.mrbeer.com/support/solutions/articles/5000523121-raspberry-wheat-recipe-instructions.  Hopefully, others might post ideas for their weissbiers here too! :)

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I started a Belgian Wit today using the Weissbier HME:

BTW Mandarin wheat I made is really nice. I need to do that again using fresher Mandarina Bavaria hops. The ones I used were a bit od.

 

Belgian WI\it:

Steep 8 oz quick oats and 4 oz Flaked wheat 30 min at 165 in bage with enough water to cover.

Make liquid  up to 4 cups

Dissolve 4 oz Pils DME, 4 oz Wheat DME, 2 oz Trad Dark DME (for the 50% Munich malt - although I may get more darkness than really needed)

Boil in this for 5 min - 2 Chamomile teabaga, 5 oz crushed coriander seeds, 1 sweet orange zest

Dissolve Wheat HME

Add all this to 4 qts cold water in LBK. Top up to 8.5 mark with cold water

Add 1 pack WLP400 Wit yeast.

 Let it go, baby.

 

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Mandarin Wheat.

Reposted here to keep the recipes together.

 

Mandarin Wheat.

Bav Wht HME, 4 oz Pils DME, 4 ox Light DME, 0.5 oz Mandarin Bavaria  hop, 1 can mandarin oranges light syrup, whizzed and in bag + juice,  0.5 oz Amarillo hop, 4 TBS Dextrose (oops - thought it was dextrin)), 4 TBS MaltoDextrin. Mr B Wht Yeast.

 

 

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BOO!

Target says no longer available - but they do have Oktoberfest reduced today..

Fortunately it is available to me in my basement :-)

 

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3 hours ago, Nickfixit said:

BOO!

Target says no longer available - but they do have Oktoberfest reduced today..

Fortunately it is available to me in my basement :-)

 

I actually got Target to back-order me 5 Bavaran Weissbier refills!  I think I had put several in my cart the same morning that they sold out a couple weeks ago.  We'll see if they actually ship at the end of the month -- if they do, you guys are all invited out for my Weizenfest in August! 🍻

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On ‎6‎/‎8‎/‎2016 at 4:33 PM, Nickfixit said:

I started a Belgian Wit today using the Weissbier HME:

BTW Mandarin wheat I made is really nice. I need to do that again using fresher Mandarina Bavaria hops. The ones I used were a bit od.

 

Belgian WI\it:

Steep 8 oz quick oats and 4 oz Flaked wheat 30 min at 165 in bage with enough water to cover.

(Recipe correction from MR B Josh - add 4 oz 2 row malt for enzymes for wheat. I missed that.)

Make liquid  up to 4 cups

Dissolve 4 oz Pils DME, 4 oz Wheat DME, 2 oz Trad Dark DME (for the 50% Munich malt - although I may get more darkness than really needed)

Boil in this for 5 min - 2 Chamomile teabags, 5 oz (correction 5 grams!!! not oz.) crushed coriander seeds, 1 sweet orange zest

Dissolve Wheat HME

Add all this to 4 qts cold water in LBK. Top up to 8.5 mark with cold water

Add 1 pack WLP400 Wit yeast.

 Let it go, baby.

 

And it did. It overflowed in first 24 hours, now it is being more reasonable.

Very interesting aroma - first time using so much coriander (5g).

 

 

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5 oz of coriander is way too much in a 2.5 gallon batch.  myself I would use a half oz at most, with one oz of orange peel.  coriander if used with a heavy hand can lend a soapy off taste to your beer.  it isn't pleasant at all.  wlp 400 makes a nice wit.  most of the flavor in the wit should come from the yeast.

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My bad. Fortunately it was a mistype. That should have been 5 grams - lol. It was about 1/5 of a 24 g bottle. It still made a HUGE smell fermenting.

 

But thanks for reading and correcting.

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Since the WLP400 was expensive, I am thinking about taking some trub and re-pitching it into next brew.

I suppose I can repeat this WITH the 4 oz 2 row for comparison.... or any other suggestions for good recipe with the yeast and Wheat HME?

I don't want to save it in fridge.

 

Suggestions - how much and recipe??

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On June 6, 2016 at 6:09 AM, Bonsai & Brew said:

The Wheat of the Week that I brewed last night was a partial mash Raspberry Wheat:

 

Bavarian Weissbier HME

Golden LME

Oregon Red Raspberries, 15 oz., puréed 

Flaked Red Wheat, 4 oz.

Weyermann Pale Wheat, 2 oz.

2-Row Pale Malt, 2 oz.

Tettnang hops, 0.5 oz. at flame-out

Mangrove Jack's M20 Bavarian Wheat yeast

 

OG was (again) 1.042.

 

I know some will be disappointed that I added the raspberries right away, but I have had pretty good luck with both raspberries and apricot holding flavor nicely throughout fermentation.  We will see!🍺

Well, turns out that was disappointed that I added the raspberries right away:blink: -- hardly any flavor carried through primary fermentation this time so I added a 2nd can a few days ago and this will now be a Double Raspberry Wheat!🍻

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All this Kona beer that I've been enjoying the last few weeks, along with some very good New Belgium IPAs got me thinking so I crafted a Waimea Wheat partial mash today! :)

 

Bavarian Weissbier HME

Golden LME

Flaked White Wheat, 4 oz.

Pale Wheat base malt, 2 oz.

2-Row Pale Malt, 2 oz.

Waimea hops, 0.5 oz. 20 min. boil

Waimea hops, 0.5 oz 7 min. boil

Safale US-05

 

OG was 1.040

 

Only 5 more Bavarian Weissbier refills to go!

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On May 29, 2016 at 9:21 PM, Bonsai & Brew said:

Plan to brew one of these each week or until Target stops finding these in their warehouse -- started with an XL Bavarian Honeyless Wheat:

 

Bavarian Weissbier HME

Golden LME

Red Flaked Wheat, 2 oz.

Carapils, 2 oz.

Honey Malt, 3 oz.

2-Row, 2 oz.

Hallertau Mittelfruh, 0.5 oz. at flame-out

Mangrove Jack's M20 Bavarian Wheat yeast

 

OG was 1.042

 

(XL because this is my 40th batch!)

 

🍻

 

 

XL turned out pretty good and if someone hadn't already claimed the "Half-Wit" beer name, I would rename this one. ;)The Mangrove Jack M20 did a fair job producing some nice (mostly clovey) flavor and the Hallertau Mittelfruh balances out the overall feel of this beer.  A little chamomile, coriander, or zest would have definitely livened up the presentation, but I will get that when I brew Wit Your Whistle next week.  Cheers!🍻

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Back to a JoshR recipe, Wit Your Whistle partial mash -- haven't done anything with the Safbrew T-58 in awhile, so looking forward to this one!  I also learned how to zest mandarins. :)

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Oh yeah, as much as I wanted to follow this Belgian Wit recipe to-the-letter, I did substitute a couple mandarins for the orange zest.  I was also shocked to discover that I was out of regular Hallertau (need an inventory app! @MrBeerFortunately though, I did find a left-over pack of H. Mittelfruh and some Spaltz/Spalt/Spalter (whatever) so that should be Noble enough for me. 🇺🇸🍻

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On ‎6‎/‎25‎/‎2016 at 8:44 PM, Bonsai & Brew said:

All this Kona beer that I've been enjoying the last few weeks, along with some very good New Belgium IPAs got me thinking so I crafted a Waimea Wheat partial mash today! :)

 

Bavarian Weissbier HME

Golden LME

Flaked White Wheat, 4 oz.

Pale Wheat base malt, 2 oz.

2-Row Pale Malt, 2 oz.

Waimea hops, 0.5 oz. 20 min. boil

Waimea hops, 0.5 oz 7 min. boil

Safale US-05

 

OG was 1.040

 

Only 5 more Bavarian Weissbier refills to go!

 

As it turns out, I wasn't being quite as innovative as I thought -- Midwest has already rode the Waimea Wave.  Oh well, I will always have my Mr. Beer recipe that I can play around with.    

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I did use 1/2 the WLP400 trub to rebrew - this time a citrus wheat.

Citrus Wit using Bav Weissbr HME, + 12 oz wheat DME  ~ 4.5% ABV + minor amount from grains.


Grains 30 min@165deg  - 4 oz Flaked Wht, 4oz 2 row malt, 4 oz inst oatmeal,
5 min zest boil, with 5g crushed coriander, 3 mandarin zests, 1 lime zest + Hop 0.5 Amarillo
Whizzed can of Mandarin oranges, put them  in same bag, added in  with juice from Limes and Mandarins  + 0.5 Mandarina Bav hop at flameout (bring all to boil to sterilize .)

Then add HME/DME),
WLP400 Belg Wit trub (50%).
0.5 Mandarina Bav  (2 wk dryhop) 

Smelled really awesome during 1st week bubbling. Fermenting @ 65 deg.
 

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46 minutes ago, TonyKZ1 said:

Yeah, I got that email from them about this beer. Wonder what it tastes like.

Me too.  I may have over-bittered mine because I couldn't figure out how to calculate IBUs for a partial boil using 17.4% AA Waimea.  Help!

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