Sweet Dreams Dunkelweizen

Brewed 10/23/11
Kegged 11/13/11

Even with the high gravity, these came out a bit on the sweet side. Yes, dunkelweizen should be malty sweet, but these were almost syrupy. Certainly not horrible, but definitely better when mixed with a rather dry hefe.

Gravities:

Original: 1.087
Transfer: 1.020
Final: 1.012
9.84% ABV How is this calculated?

Ingredients:

6 lbs Munton's Wheat DME (55%/45%)
3.3 lbs Dark LME
8 oz Carafoam malt
8 oz Caramel malt (40)
1 oz Saaz hops pellets (3.3%)
1 oz Hallertau hops pellets (4.3%)
1 vial WLP 300 Hefeweizen yeast

Directions:

In 4 gallons water, steep specialty grains at 150 for 30 minutes.
Add DME and LME, bring to a boil and add Saaz hops.
After 45 minutes, add Hallertau hops.
Boil an additional 15 minutes.
Cool to 80 and pitch yeast. Ferment at 65
Rack to secondary after 1 week.
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