I am doing my first attempt with a hefeweizen, as requested by some family members, and I'd like to get some thoughts on what I have come up with.
This is going to be my variation on the blood orange batch from DFH in Extreme Brewing. After some thought, I have decided to also use some fresh strawberries (clean, quartered, and sanitized) in secondary, to give it a different aroma to match the interesting flavor.
Here are the ingredients & stats:
4# Wheat DME
1.5# Munich DME
1# Caramel Pils
1# 6 Row
1 oz Hallertau (4 AA) 60 min
.5 oz Hallertau (4 AA) 15 min
.5 oz Hallertau (4 AA) 5 min
2 Blood Oranges, peeled/sliced/steeped @160F for 20 min; primary 10 days
4# Strawberries, cleaned/quartered/sanitized; secondary for 5 days
Weihenstephan Weizen 3068; 1 L 3068 starter
5 gal batch; 2.5 boil
If there are any thoughts on the grain bill or the fruit, I'm open to suggestions at this point. I plan to brew this weekend, so I hope to have some thoughts before I hit LHBS for ingredients in a few days.
Thanks for any help you can provide!