BrewBlog: Dirty Hippie Hefe
General Information
Method: All Grain

Got stupid high efficiency. Had planned this at 11 gallons, ended up topping up fermenter with 2 gallons of spring water to bring it down to 1.047, and yeild 13 gallons. IBUs took a hit, and went from 10 to about 8.

Had also planned the hop additions @ 45 & 15 minutes, but when it came time to knock out there was no cold water (brewing at Sockeye for Big Brew.) Ended up boiling for an additional 15 minutes.



Brewed for 2011 Treasure Valley Organic Homebrew Challenge. Could not source organic pilsen malt locally and had to substitute with organic 2-row.

Bottle conditioned 2 cases, and kegged the rest. Flat and warn it was boring, but clean and refreshing. Moderate banana/clove/citrus aroma. Body seems light for 1.014 beer. Wheat leaves a bit of a citrus tart in the finish. Anxious to try it carbonated to 3.2 volumes of co2 and cold.

Scale Recipe
Enter desired final yield (volume):
Malts and Grains
0.91 pounds Rice Hulls  
1.00 ounces
Hallertauer Mittelfrueh
4.50% Pellets @ 60 minutes
Type: Bittering
Use: Boil
4.5 AAUs
0.33 ounces
Hallertauer Mittelfrueh
4.50% Pellets @ 30 minutes
Type: Bittering and Aroma
Use: Boil
1.5 AAUs
1.33 ounces Total Hop Weight 6 AAUs
Total Boil Time: 105 minutes
Name: Hefeweizen IV Ale
Manufacturer: White Labs
Product ID: WLP380
Type: Wheat
Flocculation: Low
Attenuation: 76%
Temperature Range: 66–70°F
Amount: 3000 ml
Mash Profile

Single Infusion Mash, Medium 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 60 min. 154°F

Add 70% of mash water at 166° F / 74° C

2 Mash Out Infusion 10 min. 168°F

Add 30% of mash water at 197° F / 92° C


Single infusion mash @ 153F for 90 min. Raised to 168F for 10 minutes for mashout.

Primary: 10 days @ 68° F
Secondary: 0 days @ 68° F
Tertiary: 0 days @ ° F
Age: 28 days @ 52° F
Tasting Reviews
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Awards & Competitions
Entry Name: Dirty Hippie Hefe
Competition: 2011 Treasure Valley Organic Homebrew Challenge
Date: Jun 18, 2011
Style: Weizen/Weissbier
Place: 1st (Gold)
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