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so i just finished bottling my second batch in lbk

i used 2 lbs of dme

1 lb bavarian wheat (briess)
1 lb golden light (briess)
1 oz. centennial hops

boiled dme for half hour with half of hops, then second half i of hops in last 5 mins
waited almost 3 weeks till bottling (had off tonight) so figured i get it done

well no off flavors which is good!!! but did have a stronger "wheat flavor" then i was expecting

Now i wait!! I MADE BEER!! :gulp:

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As somebody said in a song, the waiting is the hardest part. I've been thinking about trying a wheat beer, I'll be interested to hear how you like it when it's ready.

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I get
OG 1.044
FG 1.011
IBU 99 (assuming a 60 min boil) (really high for an American wheat beer, they're usually between 15 & 30)
SRM 6.2
ABV 4.2%

beer smith don't show golden light dme so I substituted light dme

end result; you made beer, hoppy beer, but beer. :cheers:

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Half an ounce of hops for 30 minutes and half for 5 minutes gave him 90 IBUs? What was the Alpha Acid percentage on those hops?

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yeah, what Gymrat said.
Also, next time, try making the wheat no more than .75%...50% might be better.

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sorry I missed that, thanks Gymrat. ok 61.7 ibus he didn't give the alpha but beer smith defaults to 10% didn't say what yeast either.

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He says 1 lb of each so isn't that 50% wheat?

@JimJohnson what batch size did you put in Beersmith? The ABV and gravities seem high for just 2lbs of extract.

Sitting on a pound of wheat LME so curious. Haven't used any before.

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yea i was thinking 1 lb of each would make a "lighter" wheat beer...maybe just cuz it was at room temp and not conditoned yet either

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i ran the numbers on my computer and it yielded 43 IBUs, with OG 1.041 and FG 1.011. this for a standard 2.13 gallon LBK batch.

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