Wheat - Award Winning
Beer
Date: Sun, 16 Feb 2003 07:55:39 -0600 From: "Joseph Gustis" Subject: MCAB V Wheat Beer Recipe As requested, heres the recipe I used to win 1st place in the Wheat beer category. It was made with porcelain pots and plastic buckets. No big rigs here at the Schertzer brewery. Schertzer Weisse Bavarian Weizen Recipe for 5 US gallons 7 lbs. Moravian Wheat 4 lbs. Moravian Pils 2 oz. Melanoidin Malt 2 oz. Flaked Barley 1.5 oz Tettnanger (German), pellets, 3.6% @ 60 Yeast Blend (1.5 gal. starter): Wyeast 3638 Bavarian Wheat Yeast White Labs WLP380 Hefeweizen IV Mash in @ 95F for 20 min. Direct heat to 111F for 20 min. Infuse to 152F for 60 min. Direct heat to 170 for 10 min. Lauter and sparge, collecting 6 gal. @ 1.055. 2 hour boil, adding water to make up for boil-off. Ferment @ temp controlled 67F. for 1.5 weeks. Rack to secondary for 2 weeks at room temp (~70F). Bottle 5 gal w/1 cup corn sugar. OG 1.055 FG 1.015 The melanoidin malt was used to add a German taste without a decoction. The flaked barley was used to try to improve head retention. The two yeasts were built up in separate starter jugs and blended when pitched. Used mix of RO and boiled tap water. Schertz tap water is extremely hard. This is a fairly straight forward Weizen beer recipe. I actually brewed 6 batches and selected the best of them to send to the MCAB. Heres a quick synopsis of those 6 batches: #1 Above mash schedule, only using WLP380 yeast: - Rather good. Has all the Weizen characteristics. A bit off. 2nd choice. #2 Above mash schedule, only using W3638 yeast: - Seemed skunked at first. Improved after sitting in the glass. #3 Above recipe. Sent to MCAB. - Better than number 1. Still a bit off - maybe ferment a few degrees lower? #4 Same ingredients with single step infusion @ 152F and W3638 yeast. - Drinkable, but not much character. Low level of weizen characteristics. #5 Same ingredients with single step infusion @ 152F and WLP380 yeast. - Low level of weizen characteristics, but a nice lingering weizen aftertaste. #6 Same ingredients with single step infusion and blend of both yeasts. - Very drinkable, but a bit on the thin side. Joe Gustis Schertz, TX
2/17/03
Wheat - Award Winning