Weissbier AG 10 - Franziskaner clone hopefully

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Weissbier AG 10 - Franziskaner clone hopefully

Postby Monte Cristo » Sun Dec 14, 2014 19:03

Thought i might squeeze a brew in before Christmas, so sometime next week i plan on doing another wheat beer German this time here is the recipe:
Mash: 90 minutes
Boil Time: 90 Minutes
Estimated OG: 1.046 SG
Estimated Color: 6.3 EBC
Estimated IBU: 11.5 IBUs

Ingredients:
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Amt Name
3200g Wheat Malt, Ger (3.9 EBC) 69.5 %
1250g Pilsner (2 Row) Ger (3.9 EBC) 27.1 %
155g Maltodextrin (5.9 EBC) 3.4 %
28g Hersbrucker [2.00 %] - Boil 90.0 min 6.6 IBUs
9g Perle [6.30 %] - Boil 15.0 min 3.1 IBUs
9g Tettnang [3.70 %] - Boil 15.0 min 1.8 IBUs
1.0 pkg Bavarian Wheat Yeast - Mangrove Jack's Yeast


Mash Schedule: BIAB, Light Body
Total Grain Weight: 4605.00 g
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Name Description Step Temperat Step Time
Saccharification Add 36.24 l of water at 68.0 C 65 C 90 min
Mash Out Heat to 75.6 C over 7 min 75.6 C 10 min

Its a bit of a use it up brew and hopefully the Mangrove Jack yeast will work ok on this a little apprehensive after the Brooklyn Lager disaster which i used MJ yeast.
A couple of questions that i could do with answering on this brew.
1. Do i need to do a rest at 55c as using pilsner malt?
2. Thought i would start this off at 19/20c then raise temp over a couple of days to keep it on its toes?

Any advise much appreciated chaps :hat:

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Re: Weissbier AG 10 - Franziskaner clone hopefully

Postby Rivvo » Sun Dec 14, 2014 22:30

I don't think you need to step the mash for pilsner malt unless you're trying to brew an authentic pilsner lager, though I may be wrong, Aleman steps his mash for his Pilsner recipe but have a look at his Erdinger clone recipe on here somewhere, I can't remember if he steps his mash on that?
I have read good reviews of the MJ Weiss beer yeast (and most of their others to be fair) but I've not used it or tried to make a German wheat as yet.

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Re: Weissbier AG 10 - Franziskaner clone hopefully

Postby pittsy » Mon Dec 15, 2014 08:21

Morning , you don't need to step mash .....but if you want/like full flavour the extra rests bring out more for the yeast to act up on . In the 40's for more clove and in the 50's for more banana ( but if using pilsner 55c is ideal ) . Then low 60's for a dry beer ( wheats are dry but low hop seems sweet ish) then finish off in the low 70's for body and head retention .
Hope all goes well for you .
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Re: Weissbier AG 10 - Franziskaner clone hopefully

Postby Monte Cristo » Mon Dec 15, 2014 15:33

Thanks for the replies chaps, i am going to do exactly as you say Pittsy, you are the man, the last wheat you advised me on turned out a winner. :thumb:
I've used a few of the Mangrove jacks yeast range and to be fair they have all turned out great, i was just annoyed that the lager brew was ruined by the 2x bohemian lager yeast and it was an expensive brew to tip. :hat:

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Re: Weissbier AG 10 - Franziskaner clone hopefully

Postby robwalker » Mon Dec 15, 2014 20:34

The MJ wheat yeast was very nice for me. Low ferment temp for more spicy/clovey, high ferment for banana.
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Re: Weissbier AG 10 - Franziskaner clone hopefully

Postby Monte Cristo » Tue Dec 16, 2014 00:36

robwalker wrote:The MJ wheat yeast was very nice for me. Low ferment temp for more spicy/clovey, high ferment for banana.


Thats good to hear, quite fancy the banana what temp did you ferment at?

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