Dunkelweiss - Dark Wheat Beer Recipe

Dunkelweiss - Dark Wheat Beer

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Ingredients

Grains:
.5 lb Dextrine/Carafoam
.5 lb Carared
.33 lb Carafa I

Extract:

7 lbs Wheat Malt Extract

Hops:
2 oz Hallertauer

Yeast:
Hefeweizen Ale

Extras:
1 Whirlfloc tablet
Ice
3/4 Cup Sugar


Specialty Equipment:
Using grain and hop bags makes removal of ingredients a lot simpler. Bags are not necessary though if you have a good filter or sieve.
A 6.5 Glass Carboy works well. A bucket also will work.
Will need an airlock.
Racking cane.
Hose.
Bottling wand.
Bottles. (Caps if needed too)
Bottling bucket.

How to make Dunkelweiss - Dark Wheat Beer


Cooking
Take 2.5 gallons of water and bring it to 155 F / 68 C, steep the grains at this temperature for 30 minutes. Remove grains.
Bring water to a boil.
Add wheat malt extract. Add .5oz of hops.
Boil for 45 minutes.
Add Whirlfloc tablet and another .5oz of hops.
Boil for 15 minutes.
Add last 1 oz of hops.

Move pot to a large container (sink works if it is big enough) containing the ice and water. Continuously stir the mixture, it should come to 77 F / 25 C in about 5 minutes. Remove the hops from the pot. Pour contents of pot through a sanitized filter and into a sanitized fermenter (carboy/bucket). Add another 2.5 gallons of water. Attached sanitized airlock to fermenter.

Fermenting
Store in cool, sunless spot. Ideally at 68 F / 20 C for at least two weeks.

Bottling
Boil one pint of water with 3/4 cup sugar until the sugar is dissolved.
(Using all sanitized equipment and bottles) Pour sugar solution into bottling bucket. Rack contents of your fermeneter to your bottling bucket. Using a bottling wand, bottle. Cap if you are not using pop-top bottles.

Drinking
Wait at least a week before drinking.


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Question from the Chef

“I used WLP380 Hefeweizen IV Ale Yeast: Nice blend of clove and banana esters. Which is your favorite hefeweizen yeast to use?”

  • yongfook
    yongfook says

    wow...I think this may well be the very first beer recipe on OSF! Congratulations!

  • mediocre
    mediocre says

    Yea HP, I searched for any kind of homebrew (beer,wine,mead,etc) and saw nothing. Hopefully, people give homebrewing a try. Nothing like crackin' open a bottle of your own brew.

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