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Old 08-05-2009, 03:31 PM   #1
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So I was messing around with some recipes last night and came up with this...

2.5lbs MO
2.5lbs Munich
2.5lbs Vienna
2.5lbs Wheat

.5oz Simcoe @ 60
.5oz Sorachi Ace @ 20
.5oz Simcoe @ 2
.5oz Soraci Ace @FO

Target OG would be 1.055 @75% eff, 48.5 IBU's. I'm thinking I would do this as a Steam Type beer and use an American Lager yeast. There's no real rhyme or reason to the recipe, other than I thought it might interesting to use even amounts of these base type malts and see what it gives me. The only thing I'm really not sure about is the Wheat. Anyhoo, please critique, Thanks.

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Old 08-05-2009, 03:36 PM   #2
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What yeast and fermentation temperature are you planning to use?


And what kind of wheat? (torrified, red, white, flaked, unmalted, etc)

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What yeast and fermentation temperature are you planning to use?


And what kind of wheat? (torrified, red, white, flaked, unmalted, etc)
For yeast, I might use WLP810 or 840 at 60*. I've only used wheat once so I'm not really sure what to use. I Honestly didn't realize there were so many different types. I was just thinking whatever type of wheat is the standard for say a Hefe.

What would you suggest?
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I'd go for white wheat if you're wanting to add a hefe touch. Just be careful when lautering because they can make it get stuck.

Adding rice hulls (to prevent sticking) is something I've never done before, so I defer to a more experienced AG brewer.

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If you use White Wheat Malt you may not need rice hulls, depending on your crush, lauter setup and past experience with your equipment. I use hulls in all my beer so I'm not a good one to ask.

I like the grainbill but I've not brewed with either hop variety. Otherwise, you should have a nice pale to amber beer with phenomenal head retention from the wheat.

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If you use White Wheat Malt you may not need rice hulls, depending on your crush, lauter setup and past experience with your equipment. I use hulls in all my beer so I'm not a good one to ask.

I like the grainbill but I've not brewed with either hop variety. Otherwise, you should have a nice pale to amber beer with phenomenal head retention from the wheat.

I may add some rice hulls in there just to be safe. Not sure what my LHBS offers for wheat, but we'll see. As far as Hops go, I'm really liking Simcoe. It has a very tasty Piney,Citrus flavor that it brings. I haven't used Sorachi Ace yet but I think the Lemony quality that everyone talks about would compliment the Simcoe Nicely.
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Looks good...nice and malty. The Simcoe will balance nicely and the Sorachi Ace will give it a lemony flavor (not something I usually like, but could work well.)

The WLP810 will give it a bit of funky "steam beer" quality. As another option, the Wyeast 2112 is similiar, but not as funky...more subdued and clean. I like both, just depends what I'm doing.

If there was a bit more wheat in it, I'd say this beer closely resembles (style-wise) Anchor Summer Beer, which is an American Wheat. I made a very similiar beer recently, although it wasn't near as malty.

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In order to properly critique your recipe I will need you to send me several bottles once finished. I will be happy to receive them though.

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What if I did Rye instead of Wheat? I've never use Rye before, what could I expect from it?

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Good taste, a mild spiciness...I love rye. DO NOT forget the rice hulls if you use rye.

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