Originally Posted by GIusedtoBe
Thanks for the recipe.
Hersbrucker: 3.8AA but I only have 1/2 oz
Hallertau : US 4.2AA 2 oz, German leaf 4.8AA
I can boil up to 2.5 gallons but 2 is more manageable. I guess your talking about using just the two cans of Wheat LME. I'm quite the rookie so hop utilization for a 2 gallon boil would be good. Also what OG would you guess for this brew?
WAIT! Are the cans PRE-hopped? That would make a difference.
If they are PRE-hopped then we need to change a few things...you won't need to use any hops.
Go ahead with your 2 gal boil and use 2/3rds of can 1 (yes, use the wheat cans) and boil for 15 mins. Remove from the heat and add and dissolve the remaining malt from can 1 and add can 2. Stir to dissolve. Let steep for 15 mins. Pour into the primary and top off to 5.25 gals.
Take temp and gravity readings. If it's in a good then pitch yeast.
By adding the majority of the malt towards the end the brew will be lighter in color.