BrewBlog: Weizenbock
Specifics
Reference
Style:
Brewer: Dustin Zastera
Brew Date: November 9, 2013
Yield: 5 gallons
Reference
Color (SRM/EBC):
13.6/26.8
Bitterness (Calc): 16.3 IBU (Tinseth)
BU/GU: 0.19
Calories: 292 (12 ounces)
Conditioning: Bottles
ABV: 8.8%
ABW: 6.9%
Bottling ABV: 9.3%
Batch No: 103
OG: 1.088
OG (Plato): 21.12° P
Target OG: 1.088
Reading 2: 1.023  (10 days)
FG: 1.022
FG (Plato): 5.58° P
Target FG: 1.022
Real Extract: 8.39° P
App. Atten.: 73.6%
Real Atten.: 60.3%
General Information
Method: All Grain
Comments

Hit all of the mash numbers.  It started a bit thin-looking at the 111F rest, but became more normal as the mash proceeded.

 Used yeast from previous batch, restored over the last week.

Airlock activity at 4 hours.

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11/10/13 - Large krausen present at 20 hours.  It doesn't look like it will blow out, but there is certainly a vigorous ferment going on.  Indicated temperature is 68F, room temperature at 66F.

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11/11/13 - Krausen starting to subside.  Fermentation still vigorous.  Indicated temperature 68F.

Scale Recipe
Enter desired final yield (volume):
 gallons  
Reference
Malts and Grains
4.00 pounds 24.2% of grist
4.00 pounds 24.2% of grist
4.00 pounds 24.2% of grist
4.00 pounds 24.2% of grist
0.50 pounds 3% of grist
16.50 pounds 100% of grist
Non-Fermentables
1/2 tsp. Yeast Nutrient @ 10 minutes  
Reference
Hops
Boil
Total Boil Time: 60 minutes
Reference
Yeast
Name: German Wheat
Manufacturer: Wyeast
Product ID: 3333
Type: Wheat
Flocculation: High
Attenuation: 73%
Temperature Range: 63–75°F
Amount: 2000 ml
Procedure

Infuse with 5 gallons at 118F to hit a rest of 111F (grain@62F).  Take 1.6 gallons at 30 minutes for the first decoction.  Return to the mash after boiling for 15 minutes to make the mash 135F.  Rest 45 minutes, then draw 2 gallons for the second decoction.  Boil and return to the main mash to reach 157F.  Rest 45 minutes.  Mash out with 2 gallons boiling water to reach a mash temp of 170F.

Drain tun for the first sparge.  The second sparge will require 2.25 gallons at 170F.

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