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AG#61 – Amarillo Weizen

Posted on: August 7, 2011

Amarillo WeizenPart 2 of my Weizen experiment, again using Whitelabs WLP300. It was another long Mash today as I had to go down to work for a while so it had a 2 hour 10 min mash!

Fermentables:
Wheat Malt – 50%
Lager Malt – 40%
Melanoidin Malt – 10%

Hops:
Amarillo AA 6.7 % @ 60 mins – 44g
Amarillo AA 6.7 % @ 5 mins – 38g

Final Volume: 21 Litres
Original Gravity: 1.050
Final Gravity: 1.012
Alcohol Content: 4.9% ABV
Total Liquor: 30.8 Litres
Mash Liquor: 11.2 Litres
Mash Efficiency: 75 %
Bitterness: 38 EBU
Colour: 16 EBC

Malts, Salts & Temp (I used the Liquor Treatment calc at THBF today for a change):
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I decided to have a play at recirculating the wort on both batch sparges (as Leedsbrew did last weekend), though sad to say I only managed a pathetic 68% mash efficiency. I’m again amazed at my False Bottom in the mash tun, I was recirculating at full throttle with a very good flow:
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Late hops with protafloc tablet go in at 5minutes left of boil:
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Some hops, the Amarillo were smelling lovely:
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OG is 1054:
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Yeast pitched from a split from last week, 330ml crown capped bottle at room temperature pitched into 20°c wort. I was about 4 litres down in the FV but I’m not going to Liquor-back, it will save on bottling!

*Bottled 21st Aug ’11 with 60g of White Sugar

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3 Responses to "AG#61 – Amarillo Weizen"

Nice recipe! How does this one compare to the amarillo wheat you had at the CBA comp last year? That one went down pretty well as I remember it..

yeah that beer was very well received 🙂 though it won’t compare due to different yeast and very light hopping.
The Imperial Amarillo Wheat was certainly a mad amount of hops and bitterness.
Amarillo is such a good hop both for copper and dry hopping, I’ll have to do another single hop brew at some point.

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