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blarg21

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Weizenbocks
« on: November 10, 2021, 01:20:52 PM »
I have decided to enter into a brewing competition here at one of our local breweries and the category for the next on is Weizenbocks. Has anyone every brewed one? I was thinking the following

5 lbs munich
2 lbs vienna
8 lbs wheat

1 oz tettnang at 60
.5 oz tettnang at 15

some kind of weizen yeast.

I normally make ales, so this is something totally new to me. Please provide as much in put as possible.
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Re: Weizenbocks
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2021, 01:06:03 AM »
I havent done a weizenbock, but have brewed a few Hefewiezens and American wheats
I would add some rice hulls, so you dont get a stuck sparge.
mash around 152-154f for at least 75-90min
maybe add some pilsner malt also to help with conversion, maybe a pound.
Yeast either WLP351 or Wyeast 3068 no starter on either and ferment on the warm side 70f
maybe change the hop addition at 15m to a 30 minute to 1/2 oz and then another at 5min 1/2oz
thats my 2 pennies worth.
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Re: Weizenbocks
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2021, 01:26:51 AM »
I havent done a weizenbock, but have brewed a few Hefewiezens and American wheats
I would add some rice hulls, so you dont get a stuck sparge.
mash around 152-154f for at least 75-90min
maybe add some pilsner malt also to help with conversion, maybe a pound.
Yeast either WLP351 or Wyeast 3068 no starter on either and ferment on the warm side 70f
maybe change the hop addition at 15m to a 30 minute to 1/2 oz and then another at 5min 1/2oz
thats my 2 pennies worth.
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My only reservation with rice hulls and Pilsner is that according to the style guide it doesn't call that and the hops are only there for bitterness.
Homebrewing combines the best of gourmet cooking, beer drinking and chemistry lab.

Keg 1 - Bavarian Pilsner
Keg 2 - Generic Wheat Ale
Primary-Pumpkin ale
Aging - Strawberry cinamon melomel
Planning - Coffee Porter, All grain brewmagoos oatmeal chocolate vanilla stout

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Re: Weizenbocks
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2021, 01:31:08 AM »
rice hulls dont add anything to the beer, just helps allow the wort and sparge water to drain.
the rest was just what I would do, keep us posted on how it turns out.
I may have to try one of these down the road.
17
Keg 1- Red Dog IPA
Keg 2- coconut brown
Keg 3- Peach Sour
Keg 4- Neveu Saison
Keg 5- ESB
Keg 6-
Keg 7- Curieux Dog
FV1- 
FV2- 
Planning-