You will need about 14 litres of water for mashing and around 11-12 litres to sparge if you are using single infusion mashing. If you are lucky enough to have a Grainfather or similar product, then you can do this as a multi-step infusion mash. The ideal way to brew this beer is by multi-step infusion.
Water: Finest water you can source. If you are using municipal water which has been chlorinated, you will have much better results if you are able to filter out the chlorine (using an active carbon / charcoal filter). You can boil water for 20 mins to remove chlorine.
Malt Bill: This malt bill is nice and complex for layers of flavour and aroma.
German Wheat Malt
1.66 kg (36%)
Light Munich Malt (10 L)
1.16 Kg (25.5%)
1.16 Kg (25.5%)
Crystal Malt (80 °L)
500 g (10%)
Caramel Wheat Malt
84 g (2%)
Carafa Type 3 Malt
50 g (1%)
Hops Bill: The Fuggle and Mosaic combination gives a nice subtle contribution to this malt-forward beer.
Weight % alpha
Aroma and Flavour
Fermentis WB 06
Great yeast to get the right flavour profile for the style.
Multi-step infusion mash (as with Grain Father or Malt King systems): Mash in at 50C. (If you don't have the ability to increase temperatures, mash in at 68C and expect lower OG.)
Hold for 15 mins and raise temperature to 68C
Hold for 50 mins and raise temperature to 72C
Hold for 20 mins and raise temperature to 76C
Hold for 5 mins.
Sparge with 11 litres if you are doing a single infusion mash.
Bring to boil.
Add Mosaic hops at the start of the boil
Boil for 55mins
Add Fuggles Hops
Boil for 5 more mins.
Cool to 20 - 23C and transfer to fermentation vessel.
Pitch the yeast.
Pitching the Yeast and fermentation: Ferment at 18C for 2 weeks until final gravity is consistent or around 1.007.
Medium to high level of carbonation: 2.5 -2.7 volumes of CO2.