Dunkelweizen – All Grain


General Info

Dark wheat beer with a creamy head and clean finish.

Notes for next time:

  • Cut back on Carafa...possibly to 3 ounces only. Finished beer is very roasty, not unpleasant, but more so than anticipated


Tedd pretty much brewed this one on his own. I was there to guide him and for moral support - not to mention a drinking buddy.

Racked to primary and pitched the yeast (June 3, 2007).

Note for brewing all-grain weizens: fermentation is vigorous with WLP300. Wow! I’ve never seen mid-gravity beer nearly blow the airlock off like this one did. So, I switched to a blowoff tube. There’s still a LOT of kareusen, at least eight (!) inches worth. So much so that there’s a strem of debris coming through the tube and into the water (June 4, 2007).

Racked to secondary (June 10, 2007). Racked to keg and set in the basement to condition. Banana nose is evident and, I must say, very pleasant. Ready just in time for the big birthday bash (June 18, 2007).

Malts and Grains

Amount Malt/Grain %
3.00 pounds German Light Munich Malt 26.7%
5.00 pounds German Wheat Malt Light 44.4%
2.00 pounds British Maris Otter Pale Malt 17.8%
0.50 pounds German Carafa I 4.4%
0.75 pounds Flaked Wheat 6.7%
11.25 pounds Total Grain Weight 100%


Amount Hop Time AA
0.75 ounces Hallertauer Mittlefruh 60 min 4.5%
0.25 ounces Hallertauer Mittlefruh 3 min 4.5%
1.00 ounces Total Hop Weight


Name Lab/Manufacturer Form Amount
Hefeweizen Ale (WLP300) White Labs Liquid 35 ml.

Mash Step

Step Description Temp. Time
Step 1 Rest for 30 minutes. 135° F 30 min.
Step 2 Add boiling water to tun, bring temp to 155°. 155° F 45 min.
Sparge First batch sparge with 2 gallons of water. 170° F 20 min.
Sparge Second batch sparge with 1.75 gallons of water. 170° F 20 min.

Fermentation and Aging

7 days @ 65° F
9 days @ 68° F
28 days @ 65° F

T.P. Sully’s Dunkelweizen

Date Brewed:  

Brew Day Data

  Target Actual Notes
Strike Water Amount: 3.7    
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Mash Time:      
Sparge Water Amount: 4.1    
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Pre-Boil Gravity:      
Pre-Boil Amount: 5.5    
Post-Boil Amount: 5.00    
Boil Time: 60    
OG: 1.052 / 12.9° P    
Mash PH:      
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