Brewday 34: Hefeweizen

Brewed 20/05/2016

Disaster struck last weekend… The beer supplies in the kegerator ran out! Only one thing for it, an emergency brew of a quick conditioning beer to get at least one of the taps up and running again! The Hefeweizen from Brewday 20 was the perfect solution, although I would be making a few tweaks to the recipe this time around.

The recipe for the Hefeweizen today:

  • 1.5kg Maris Otter Malt
  • 3kg Wheat Malt
  • 100g CaraRed Malt
  • 200g CaraPils Malt
  • 15g Amarillo hops @ 30 minutes
  • 10g Amarillo hops @ 0 minutes
  • 1packet Mangrove Jacks M20 Bavarian Wheat yeast

These aren’t┬átypical hops for a Hefeweizen however as they are in such low quantity I hoped they wouldn’t be too bitter (plus I didn’t have anything more suitable in stock come brew day!)

There are no pictures from this brewday but everything went to plan until dropping the beer into the fermentor to find the tap hadn’t quite sealed properly and leaked! I fortunately didn’t lose too much and after a mild panic the Hefeweizen was snugly tucked away in the fermenting fridge but it wasn’t finished with me yet… the yeast was so vigorous this time that by the next morning the airlock had been blown off and there was yeast trub splattered all over the fridge! Joy!