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Old 10-19-2007, 10:01 AM   #11
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SWMBO tried the Leiny Sunset Wheat once and spit it out. She's German.

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Old 10-19-2007, 01:51 PM   #12
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Maybe try adding some fruity pebbles or trix cereal to the secondary?

I do believe you're right about the lager yeast, from what I've read, almost all, if not all, of leinie's beers are lagers.

Hahahaha. I personally dont mind the beer too much, though I would never buy it. It definitely does have that sort of taste.
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Old 10-19-2007, 11:32 PM   #13
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Thanks for the comments. I do not have the set-up to do a cold lager, does anyone have an opinion on how different a California Lager would make this taste? Thanks

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Old 02-07-2008, 04:11 PM   #14
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DID you get a good recipie? I wanna make that too

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Old 02-08-2008, 10:30 PM   #15
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I did some research and came up with this recipe. I brewed it on Dec 23rd and right now it is in the bottle (won't be ready to drink for a few more weeks).

Here is the recipe and some notes I took. I will post the end results after I drink one.

Sunset Wheat Clone Brewed 12/23/07

There is no orange peel in Sunset Wheat

Ingredients:

1 lb Brewers 2-Row Malt (Rahr)
6 lbs Wheat LME
1oz Cluster Hops
1oz Coriander crushed
WLP840 American Lager Yeast
2oz Blueberry Extract
1 Whirfloc tablet (clarity)

Make a Yeast starter 48hrs early. (2/3 cup LME & 2 cups water)
Pitch starter at 75 degrees.


Steep grains at 155-165 degrees for 20 minutes.

Remove from burner-add malt extract & boil for 60 minutes
Bring to boil & add ½ oz hops for 60 minutes
Add Coriander for last 10 minutes
Add Whirfloc tablet for last 5 minutes
Add ½ oz hops for last 2 minutes

(Whirfloc will coagulate proteins & make them drop to bottom of kettle. DO NOT pour the last bit of wort from kettle into primary.)

Cool Wort to 72 degrees, shake, pitch yeast,

Keep primary at 72 degrees until fermentation begins (1 day?)
Once fermentation begins, keep primary at 50-55 degrees for 12 days
Bring to 64-68 degrees for 24-48 hrs for Diacetyl Rest
Transfer to Secondary for 3 weeks at 40-45 degrees.

During bottling, add 2 oz of Blueberry Extract to bucket with priming sugar (boil sugar NOT blueberry extract).

Bottle & store for 3 weeks in bottle at room temperature.
Chill in fridge at 35 degrees for at least 3 days before drinking.

NOTES:
First 3-4 days the primary ferment temp was closer to 57-58 degrees. Then 55F
It did not have airlock activity until day 3 or 4.
Pulled to 65 degrees on day 12 for 24 hrs (diacetyl rest). Went back to 55 deg on days 13-16.
Day 17 transferred to secondary. To 40-42F for 7 days then 32F-35F for 21 days

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Old 02-28-2008, 11:49 PM   #16
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Finally had a taste of my Sunset Wheat clone eight weeks after brewing. Success! It was my first lager and I am happy with the results. I have not compared it side by side with a Sunset Wheat, but I think it is close. The blueberry extract is not overpowering (I feared 2oz might be too much) but is definitely noticeable. Very well carbonated and a light, crisp taste. If I were to tweak my recipe, I would bump the hops to 1.5 ounces. The aftertaste is a tad bit harsher than the real Sunset Wheat, but I think with a few more weeks it will mellow out nicely. A nice lighter beer for Spring & Summer.

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Old 03-01-2008, 11:53 AM   #17
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yes fruity pebbles dry hoping should get you the flavor your looking for.
Oh good so I'm not the only one who thought it taste like that.
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King of the Swill: I'm curious how your beer looked. Was it cloudy like a hefeweizen or did it clear out with the lager yeast and the whirlfloc? I just poured a Sunset wheat out of the bottle and it was fairly cloudy but not as cloudy as say a Kellerweis by Sierra Nevada. Would substituting irish moss for whirlfloc make any difference? Just thinking about giving your recipe a shot. Also what was your Original and Final Gravity? Thanks for any help.

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Thanks for the recipe. I plan to try it when I have a lager setup.

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King of the Swill: I'm curious how your beer looked. Was it cloudy like a hefeweizen or did it clear out with the lager yeast and the whirlfloc? I just poured a Sunset wheat out of the bottle and it was fairly cloudy but not as cloudy as say a Kellerweis by Sierra Nevada. Would substituting irish moss for whirlfloc make any difference? Just thinking about giving your recipe a shot. Also what was your Original and Final Gravity? Thanks for any help.
It was cloudy like a hefe. I didn't take a gravity reading. Looking back at this beer, I would say it was OK, not great. It was a tough beer to duplicate.
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