BrewBlog: Bavarian Hefeweizen
Brewer: Dave McHugh
Brew Date: April 18, 2010
Tap Date: May 22, 2010
Yield: 11 gallons
Color (SRM/EBC):
Bitterness (Calc): 14.7 IBU (Tinseth)
BU/GU: 0.28
Calories: 170 (12 ounces)
Conditioning: Keg
ABV: 5.6%
ABW: 4.4%
Batch No: 46
OG: 1.052
OG (Plato): 12.86° P
Target OG: 1.057
FG: 1.010
FG (Plato): 2.56° P
Target FG: 1.014
Real Extract: 4.42° P
App. Atten.: 80.1%
Real Atten.: 65.6%
General Information
Method: All Grain

This was an excellent Bavarian Hefeweizen. Nice light straw color. An excellent lawnmower beer!


I brewed 10 gallons and filled 2 corny kegs. My non-brewing friends drained both kegs in just over 2 weeks.  It was very popular with the 'regular' beer crowd and a great summer beer. Most people liked it with lemon, but I thought it was better without.

This will be a regular summer beer for me.

Scale Recipe
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Malts and Grains
Total Boil Time: 60 minutes
Mash Profile

Single Infusion Mash, Light Bodied Beer

Grain Temperature: 72°F Tun Temperature: 72°F
Sparge Temperature: 168°F PH: 5.4

Mash profile for most well-modified malts.


# Name Type Time Temp. Description
1 Mash In Infusion 75 min. 150°F

Add 75% of mash water at 162° F / 72° C

2 Mash Out Infusion 10 min. 168°F

Add 25% of mash water at 200° F / 93° C

Water Profile

Highlands Ranch, Colorado

Calicum: 31.4 ppm
Bicarbonate: 56.9 ppm
Sulfate: 41.1 ppm
Chloride: 0.9 ppm
Sodium: 27.0 ppm
Magnesium: 3.5 ppm
PH: 5.4%

Filtered through standard charcoal system.


I used 2 pkgs of Safbrew WB-06 Weihenstephan yeast. 1 for each carboy.

Special Procedures

I didn't raise the temp to get the banana yeast esters. I wanted a beer that my non-brewing friends would love to drink and it worked great.  I personally think it would be great to raise the primary ferm temp up a little bit to get some of the esters.

I went right from primary to keg (w/ 1/2 cup corn sugar and 10 lbs co2). Conditioned in keg for 14 days and tapped.

Primary: 14 days @ 68° F
Tasting Reviews
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I3 Tripel Jul 10, 2010
Haus Pale Ale Apr 24, 2010
Bavarian Hefeweizen Apr 18, 2010
Palate Crusher Apr 18, 2009
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