This is partly a continuation of the Odd Beer series and an experiment on putting my yeast blend to the test. There isn't really a style anymore for this beer as there are elements from the different yeasts and far more roast in it than normal for even the blasphemy version of this style I make and so I could only call it a Dunkelweizenbock. Mostly because a Heavy Dark Belgian Wheat just didn't sound sophisticated enough for all that was going into the beer.
RecipeType: All Grain, No-Sparge
Style: 15b Dunkelweizen (haha who am I kidding)
Batch Vol: 5.50 gal
Final Vol: 5.00 gal
Amount Name Type Addition %Bill/IBU
|7 lb||White Wheat Malt||Grain||Mash||38%|
|4 lbs||Dark Munuch Malt||Grain||Mash||22%|
|4 lbs||Pilsner (German)||Grain||Mash||22%|
|2 lb||Flaked Wheat||Grain||Mash||11%|
|1 lb||Caramunich III Malt||Grain||Mash||5%|
|0.25 lb (4 oz)||Carafa Special III||Grain||Mash||1%|
|0.5 lb (8 oz)||Rice Hulls||Grain||Mash||N/A|
|1 oz||Hallertau [4%]||Hop||Boil 60.0 min||12|
|1 oz||Hallertau [4%]||Hop||Boil 10.0 min||5|
|0.5 Packet (75m-100m cells)||Hefeweizen Ale Yeast (White Labs WLP300)||Yeast||Pitch Temp||-|
|0.5 Packet (75m-100m cells)||Bastogne Belgian Ale Yeast (White Labs WLP510)||Yeast||Pitch Temp||-|
The major modifications made to the beer were the addition of pilsner to not overload on munich malt while keeping the impact more neutral. There was an adjustment to the caramunich to up it to 1lb and the carafa special III for more color as I really wasn't in any competition guidelines. I mashed on the heavier side this time (154F) to see...
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Tags for this post: Odd Beer, Dunkelweizen, Weizenbock, Dark Wheat