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AG#60 – Nelson Weizen

Posted on: July 31, 2011

Nelson Weizen – This is the first of my Wheat beer brews as detailed Here using Nelson Sauvin Hops to bitter and flavour the beer which will be fermented with Whitelabs WLP300.
I reduced my brew-length just a little to try and ensure I have enough malts to squeeze out the three or four intended wheat beer brews.

Fermentables:
Wheat Malt – 50%
Lager Malt – 45%
CaraHell (Weyermann) – 5%

Hops:
Nelson Sauvin AA 13.0 % @ 60 mins – 21g – (FWH)
Nelson Sauvin AA 13.0 % @ 5 mins – 41g

Final Volume: 21 Litres
Original Gravity: 1.050
Final Gravity: 1.012
Alcohol Content: 4.9% ABV
Total Liquor: 28.8 Litres
Mash Liquor: 11.2 Litres
Mash Efficiency: 75 %
Bitterness: 41 EBU
Colour: 7 EBC
Yeast: Whitelabs WLP300 Hefeweizen
Mashed @ 66°C for over 2 hours (‘cos I had to go do some work!)
Boil: 60mins with 25min Steep
Liquor treatment: GW Calc General Purpose profile
Malts weighed out and Temperature taken:
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Weighing out the liquor treatments:
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FWH:
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The False bottom mash tun worked admirably again, even with 50% Wheat in the mix there was no sign at all of it sticking, I actually opened up the valve fully for a while to see if it would suck bits through and it didn’t and just flowed really fast:
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Hops and protafloc for the last 5 mins, followed with a 25min Copper Stand:
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WLP300 – Approx 500ml of Starter, I bottled 2 splits prior to this shot for the next two brews:
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I’d say this is near as damn it, I liquored back with 1 Litre before taking this shot:
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Leftovers in the copper, the wort settled out lovely and clear after cooling:
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The yeast starter was smelling great, all cleaned up and tidy, nice easy brewday 🙂

*Bottled 14th Aug ’11 with 80g of White Sugar dissolved in 100ml water and added to 20 litres of beer, FG 1010.
Tasting pretty good, the apple taste & aroma have now gone, left the bottles in the garage just in case I’ve made bottle bombs… though I shouldn’t have!

*First 1 week bottled taste – aroma is smooth caramel, taste maybe a mix of banana & grape, It has a dryness,  its different.

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