Hefeweizen Question

Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:57 am

Hello all,

I brewed my 2nd batch last night, which is Bavarian Hefeweizen from Northern Brewers. Although a very easy recipe, I screwed by adding the dry wheat extract at the beginning of the boil (60 min) compared to the last 15 min of the boil. I fermented anyways but would like to know what would be the effect of this (Taste/color or anything). I didn't want to throw away the wort, guess I would taste a different flavor compared to Hefe.

Any words of wisdom going forward!

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Re: Hefeweizen Question

Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:35 pm

That won't be a problem at all.
"Extract late" wasn't something I tried until several years after I began brewing. Don't sweat it, it will be fine.
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Re: Hefeweizen Question

Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:31 am

It will be a little less bitter as the gravity for most of the boil was higher. That should be it.
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Re: Hefeweizen Question

Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:58 pm

Yeah, no worries. I wouldn't bat an eye at that one.
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Re: Hefeweizen Question

Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:56 pm

It won't grow 3 heads, I promise... don't sweat it. The only negative I can assume is kettle caramelized from improper mixture of extract

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