So here’s a funny story. I’ve been able to make a decent hefe but it just lacked that special something. I read the begininng of the thread started years ago in this forum and brewed “Selair’s” hefe recipe posted on the first page that was supposedly very similar to Paulaner. An odd recipe at first glance, though.
Well, after brewing and kegging it I got around to reading most of the rest of the thread where everybody decided just pils and wheat malt were all that were needed to make a good hefe. And I thought, “oh crap, I’ve brewed a dud.”
Actually, it’s the best hefe I’ve ever done and possesses that oomph in the malt that’d been missing. Interestingly, the recipe on the Weyermann site is very similar to what I brewed. Maybe Selair was onto something after all…