Look at that, another LBBP wheat beer! Crazy isn't it? This version is a different take on the classic German hefeweizen, as the malts are a blend of Munich and Pale instead of the typical Pilsner. Sierra Nevada brewing makes a version that is similar, and it wasn't half bad IMO...so I thought I'd give it a try here. The lower ABV, and crisp refreshing flavors should be perfect for football season
Gameday Weizen - brewed on 10/14/2012 Weyermann Pale Wheat -3 lbs, 0 oz Weyermann Pale Ale Malt - 1 lbs, 8 oz Weyermann Light Munich - 8 oz Hallertau Pellets - 0.5 oz @ 60 mins Wyeast Labs Weihenstephan Weizen slurry
after this batch, I think I would definitely like to blame the LHBS guy! got 68% eff here OG 1.045 - IBU 12-13 - 4.4% ABV
fermentation should definitely be done by the 28th (at the latest), looking to keep temps around 70°
kegged on 10/28, and it moves to the front of the line for the kegerator. should have a free tap in the not too distant future
update notes: it's not a bad beer, but I think I would rather put in the extra effort (with the Pils malt) and just stick with an authentic German hefe when I want a beer like this. it pours out beautifully with a huge fluffy head...well, the pic above tells that story! the body and flavors are all light, and it is a definite quaffer. there is a slight tartness followed by a little bit of clove and sweet malt. just a bit though. if you are looking for a wheat beer that isn't dominated by banana, this would be your go-to recipe. ferment it in the mid 60s and you'll be golden. for me? I'll stick with Weihen-hefe!