Widmer Hefe Clone, v0.1

Widmer Hefe

Blah, bulimics blather, blather, blah. All-grain attempt at a clone. Brewed together with my extract clone. See that post for enlightening details


Recipe


Widmer Hefe Clone v0.1

BJCP Style and Style Guidelines
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06-D  Light Hybrid Beer, American Wheat or Rye Beer

Min OG:  1.040   Max OG:  1.055
Min IBU:    15   Max IBU:    30
Min Clr:     3   Max Clr:     6  Color in SRM, Lovibond

Recipe Specifics
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Batch Size (Gal):         6.00    Wort Size (Gal):    6.00
Total Grain (Lbs):       11.31
Anticipated OG:         1.0484    Plato:            12.012
Anticipated SRM:           5.1
Anticipated IBU:          31.4
Brewhouse Efficiency:       70 %
Wort Boil Time:             60    Minutes

Grain/Extract/Sugar

%     Amount     Name                          Origin        Potential SRM
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50.8     5.75 lbs. Pale Malt(2-row)              America        1.0360      2
40.7     4.60 lbs. Wheat Malt                    America        1.0380      2
5.6     0.64 lbs. Munich Malt(2-row)            America        1.0350      6
2.8     0.32 lbs. Crystal 40L                   America        1.0340     40

Potential represented as SG per pound per gallon.

Hops

Amount     Name                              Form    Alpha  IBU  Boil Time
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6.55 g.     Warrior                           Pellet  15.00  14.2  60 min.
6.55 g.     Magnum                            Pellet  14.00  13.3  60 min.
15.27 g.     Cascade                           Pellet   5.75   2.1  1 min.
15.27 g.     Willamette                        Pellet   5.00   1.8  1 min.

Extras

Amount      Name                           Type      Time
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0.55 Tsp    Yeast Nutrient                 Other     15 Min.(boil)

Yeast
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WYeast 1007 German Ale

Mash Schedule
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Total Grain Lbs:   11.31
Total Water Qts:   11.06 - Before Additional Infusions
Total Water Gal:    2.77 - Before Additional Infusions

Step   Rest   Start   Stop  Heat     Infuse   Infuse  Infuse
Step Name            Time   Time   Temp    Temp  Type     Temp     Amount  Ratio
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Sacchrification        5     60    152     152   Infuse   172       14.14   1.25

Brew Day Notes

  • Brewed 2010-07-06
  • Extract brew in the morning, all-grain in the afternoon.
  • Used Meusdoerffer Munich
  • I couldn’t find Millennium or German Magnum hops, so I went with Nugget.
  • Whole Cascade hops are from 2007 – still nice and green in the FoodSaver vaccuum bags.
  • mashed into 156F water, added 1qt @ 78F, mash stabilized at 154F pH 5.36, ended at 153.3F
  • ended up with 1.5 qt/lbs for mash water – temp issues.
  • sparged with pH 5.86 (3mL Lactic into 7gal) at 172F
  • Last runnings were 2.8B
  • pre-boil: 7.28gal @ 12B (1.0474)
  • efficiency 82%, recipe at 70%.
  • bumped up hop additions to match – went to 33 IBU to keep BU/OG = 0.6
  • post-boil: 6.35gal @ 14.4B (1.0574) (only 2B high!)

Fermentation Notes

  • 1.2L starter made night before. Just O2 and intermittent shake, no stir plate. I needed more time – should have done this 5 days before to give the poor flocc’ing yeast time to drop. Decanted ~0.5L, pitched rest.
  • 6gal in to fermenter
  • Fermented at 64F
  • Needed a blow off tube – blew huge foam the first few days, then slow and steady for 2 weeks.
  • 2010-07-13: 1.027. Huge tropical fruit nose and taste
  • Added 1 satchel of older US-05 to help move it along.
  • 2010-07-24: Still a bit of krausen but airlock activity done.
  • 2010-07-28: Done! Finished at 1.014 for 81% ADF for 6.2% ABV.
  • kegged after purging 3x with CO2
  • nice malt complexity with hops shining a bit in gravity sample, should be interesting after carbonating

Tasting Notes

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