Sunday, April 17, 2011
NCBB "High Octane Hefe"
This is a late night post - a chronicle - of the most recent brewing (and bottling) escapades by yours truly and Brian Busch.
After brewing a Hoppy Red, "Lights Out Double IPA" and the "Heavy Mellow Stout" I decided it was time to brew a beer my wife would like (although I am fairly sure she'll like the stout once it is ready). My wife is a big Hefeweizen fan so I thought I'd try my hand at making one.
When I got there I was ready to roll, but I started thinking about the ABV of this one. With the malt extract I got I was looking at around 4% ABV. Many of the commercially available hefeweizens are around 5.5 so I asked Roberto to add another 1 1/2 pounds of malt extract in an effort to bump up the ABV - perhaps not quite high octane, but I like the name and I plan to tweak this one until I get the ABV up, up, up!
Around 7:00 pm on Saturday night Brian showed up to bottle the "Heavy Mellow Stout" and brew this next batch that I named "High Octane Hefe".
The plan is to bottle this one (fermentation willing) on Good Friday.