Spike Brewing 12.5 Conical Fermenter Giveaway!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Recipes/Ingredients > Orange Wheat

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 04-11-2012, 09:32 PM   #1
BigJoeC
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Netcong, NJ
Posts: 16
Default Orange Wheat

I will be brewing this Extract kit with specialty grains from midWest called Boundary Waters Wheat on Saturday.

6lbs Wheat LME
1/2 lb. Caravienne
1/2 lb. Carapils
1 oz. Sterling hops
1 oz. Palisade aroma hops

I considered adding 1/2 oz. german Hallertau hops at some point for just a little more hop flavor. I am a HUGE IPA fan. BUT I don't know that i will do it.

I am going to add orange to it by zesting a 2 naval oranges and 2-3 clementines and adding the zest to the boil with the aroma hops for the last 2 minutes.

I will primary for 2 weeks with White Labs Hefe IV Ale yeast.

I will steep 2 naval and 3 clementine oranges at 150-160 for 10 minutes with just enough water to cover the oranges and a couple tsps of confectioners sugar. I'll cool the oranges, crush slightly and add to a secondary for a week or 2.

Then I'll bottle and condition for about 2 weeks.

Any thoughts? maybe scrap the 2 tsps of sugar? Maybe add the extra hops? Up or lower the oranges?

__________________
BigJoeC is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-12-2012, 03:38 PM   #2
scott1147
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 14
Default

May want to play around with putting the zests in a mesh bag and doing the flavors in a secondary. Not sure how long they should "steep" though - orange is a pretty powerful flavor. I would think the zests would be the way to go though as they have much more staying power than the actual oranges.

You may also want to go with lighter hops like a cascade at 60 minutes instead of the Hallertau, but I guess a lot of that is your preference.

I'm very interested in your idea. Let us know how it turns out!

Scott

__________________
scott1147 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-14-2012, 04:00 PM   #3
BigJoeC
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Netcong, NJ
Posts: 16
Default

Yeah, today is the day. I'm going to go with zests in the boil for last 2 minutes. Not sure about adding the hops.

__________________
BigJoeC is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-19-2012, 03:57 PM   #4
scott1147
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 14
Default

How did the brew go? Are you still in primary?

__________________
scott1147 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Orange Honey Wheat Poobah58 Recipes/Ingredients 5 01-19-2014 07:12 PM
Orange Vanilla Wheat scottland Recipes/Ingredients 43 05-13-2013 04:38 PM
Orange Honey Wheat bigwill69 Recipes/Ingredients 3 09-19-2011 01:26 AM
Orange Honey Wheat jldc Recipes/Ingredients 8 03-20-2010 12:04 AM
Orange Juice in wheat beer? kingoslo Recipes/Ingredients 7 02-12-2009 05:45 PM