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Old 02-23-2012, 04:33 AM   #1
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Default Sorachi Ace Wheat

I'm drinking this American wheat beer I made with 1010, sorachi, and cascade and f'n a this is awesome. Just thought I'd pass the successful combo along...

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Old 02-23-2012, 04:44 AM   #2
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Sorachi Ace can be tasty, but at the same time very over powering and can kill off the flavors of other hops. A little goes a long way.

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Old 02-23-2012, 05:57 AM   #3
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I recently tried Brooklyn Brewery's Sorachi Ace Saison...wow!! The hops definitely overpowered the "saison'ness" of the yeast, but it was still a killer brew. I've since made it my mission to brew something with a good dose of Sorachi Ace in it. I'm sure your recipe is awesome as well.

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Old 02-23-2012, 06:02 AM   #4
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Sorachi can get very lemon dish soapy in my experience. I would echo the light hand advice. On the other hand, I've found one can roll more aggressively with the Nelson Sauvin than people would have you believe.

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Old 02-23-2012, 01:01 PM   #5
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Yeah, I'd agree I used one ounce total of Sorachi for my late additions as follows:

0.50 oz Cascade Pellet @ 15 Minutes
0.50 oz Sorachi Pellet @ 15 Minutes
0.50 oz Cascade Pellet @ 0 Minutes
0.50 oz Sorachi Pellet @ 0 Minutes

I have good flavor and aroma with this amount (for midwest taste as least). I just sent this one in to Slurp and Burp up in Estacada OR. We'll see how it does!

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Old 02-23-2012, 01:41 PM   #6
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Do you mind posted the recipe I was planning on brewing something similar.

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Old 02-23-2012, 02:03 PM   #7
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Sure.


American Wheat
American Wheat or Rye Beer

Recipe Specs
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Batch Size (G): 5.5
Total Grain (lb): 9.000
Total Hops (oz): 2.40
Original Gravity (OG): 1.043
Final Gravity (FG): 1.009
Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 4.51 %
Colour (SRM): 2.6
Bitterness (IBU): 30.4
Brewhouse Efficiency (%): 72
Boil Time (Minutes): 60

Grain Bill
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4.000 lb American 2-Row (44.44%)
3.000 lb Wheat Malt (33.33%)
2.000 lb Flaked Wheat (22.22%)
+ 1 lb Rice Hulls (So you can lauter. BIAB you can leave out)

Hop Bill
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0.40 oz Sorachi Pellet (11.6% Alpha) @ 60 Minutes (Boil) (0.1 oz/Gal)
0.50 oz Cascade Pellet (5.5% Alpha) @ 15 Minutes (Boil) (0.1 oz/Gal)
0.50 oz Sorachi Pellet (11.6% Alpha) @ 15 Minutes (Boil) (0.1 oz/Gal)
0.50 oz Cascade Pellet (5.5% Alpha) @ 0 Minutes (Aroma) (0.1 oz/Gal)
0.50 oz Sorachi Pellet (11.6% Alpha) @ 0 Minutes (Aroma) (0.1 oz/Gal)

Single step Infusion at 152°F for 60 Minutes.
Fermented at 60°F with Wyeast 1010 - American Wheat

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Old 03-21-2012, 02:20 AM   #8
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I hope we get results on this soon, I'd be interested in brewing. I have 2oz of Sorachi looking for a home.

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Old 03-21-2012, 02:12 PM   #9
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Oh this got a 29 overall. Only detracting flaw listed was a spicy characteristic in the flavor (which I did get myself and enjoy, albeit, not totally to style.) If it wasn't for that the other categories had spectacular ratings.

I'm going to brew again at a little higher fem temp to see if it was yeast or hop related.

I have read that 1010 can throw a spicy phenolic character in some reviews depending on where you ferment at. I have also read the sorachi ace hop characteristic as spicy lemon zest. I'm really up in the air but I am leaning toward the sorachi ace here.

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