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Old 15-01-2017, 08:28 PM   #11
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Am sure you will wake tomorrow to the reassuring regular glug of an airlock (if one was fitted)
your gonna have a brew to savour in a few short weeks ..


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Old 15-01-2017, 08:54 PM   #12
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I don't think you need the whirlfloc tablet if you aren't doing a mash. Even then half a tablet is sufficient. I've never used a servomyces tablet, but it shouldn't hurt. The bitterness from the hops looks right for a 60min boil. I would make a starter out of the liquid yeast, to ensure a healthy starting yeast population. Some people do underpitch wlp300 on purpose, to maximise the banana/clove flavours is kicks out, but I wouldn't recommend it as you don't know the viability of the pack. This yeast is also quite sensitive to temperature. Ferment at 18-19C for a restrained subtle character, as you would get in Germany, or at 21-22C for a more characterful brew as is a common interpretation of the style in the US.
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Old 15-01-2017, 08:58 PM   #13
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Just completed the brew, now sitting in the fermenter waiting for the bubbling Was a bit stressful, especially on the cold side worrying if I was keeping everything sterile, hopefully the starsan splashed everywhere would do the trick, but it was really fun and I'm looking forward to seeing how it'll turn out.
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I wish I had half your knowledge of beer/brewing mate,I don't mind admitting I'm jealous,you may find yourself on the receiving end of a few questions from me,MyQul helped me recently with a Czech Pilsner and it has turned out nice,only done three biab brews and what a hobby,super
Haha. Thanks, but I can't take too much credit. The only reason I knew about the Hefeweizen style was because I read up on it before making my first attempt at one, which is in the fv with the same WLP300 yeast as we speak.
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I have used Carawheat before but 500g for your recipe is too much imho. I would only use half. Its good stuff though
Glad I took your advice and cut the carawheat down (I used 250g), at the moment it's looking a bit on the lighter side of a dunkelweizen, if I had put the whole 500g I think it would have been way too dark.

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Let us know how it works out
Will do, hoping to bottle in 2 weeks and then give it a try a further two weeks from that. If it is drinkable I'll regard that as a win for my first attempt.
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Now one week since the wort went into the fv and it all seems OK. One thing I am concerned about is that I haven't seen a bubble from the airlock since 4 days into the fermentation. Is this normal? It went like a rocket the first few days but seems to have gone all quiet now.

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Yeah that's fine. It slows down as the sugars get consumed, but the yeast is still doing its job.
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Thanks. Going to give it one more week then I'll bottle.

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