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Old 03-19-2008, 12:52 PM   #1
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Okay guys and gals,

I Noticed that the blueberry said 2 tablespoons at bottling it should have been 4 tablespoons of Blueberry, so I fixed it in the receipe.

Sorry.

Sunset wheat is one of the beers my wife loves, so I had to try to make it.
After 5 or 6 batches I feel that this recipe is pretty close and very nice tasting wheat beer.


Malt:
5 lbs 2-row malt
4 lb White Wheat Malt

Hops:

1 oz Cluster


Boil: Total boil 60 min.

.50 ounces Cluster Hops - Full boil

At 50 min (Last 10 min of boil) add the following:

.50 ounces Cluster Hops (10 min)
1/2 oz Sweet orange last (10 min)
1/2 oz.-crushed coriander seeds (10 min)

Yeast:

Dry Wheat - safbrew WB-06 or T-58 - I like the results with the WB-06


1 tsp of Orange extract in secondary after 2 days
1 tablespoon of Blueberry extract in secondary after 3 days.

At Bottling:

1 tablespoons of Orange extract
2 tablespoons of Apricot extract
4 tablespoons of Blueberry extract

The flavors and noted but not over powering at all.

Enjoy

Crazy Ray's Bathtub brew
Sun Sweet Wheat

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Old 03-19-2008, 09:09 PM   #2
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if you have any questions, will be glad to answer them!

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Old 03-19-2008, 10:44 PM   #3
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I was wondering how to get the fruity pebbles flavor into that beer. I thought about trying a clone of Sunset but decided to wait until the summer. Have you varied the fermentation temperature at all. I was thinking that some of the fruitiness should come from the yeast as well as some flavor additions.

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Old 03-19-2008, 11:28 PM   #4
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I tried 5 different yeasts, I found that the 2 stated work the best and I fermented 67 - 70 degrees in primary and tried to stay under 65 degrees in secondary. All the blogs I found on Sunset Wheat where pretty much useless so I started experimenting. I Promise try you will like it.
I have only brewed about 250 gallons or so but I am a cook and am pretty good with picking out tastes, this hits the spot. bye the way this is a 4.5 gallon recipe.
Thanks,

Ray

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Old 03-20-2008, 06:53 PM   #5
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Leinekugels only does lagers, so it's interesting that you're using and ale yeast. I'm also surprised at the Apricot extract in this recipe.
But if this tastes good, who am I to argue?

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Old 03-20-2008, 07:29 PM   #6
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I understand regarding the lager yeast, It's all trial in error for me and if the results get close great! it's all in the fun of brewing, some great batches and some not so great, exact? no but pretty good.
I will have to try lagering, seeing that I have only brewed ales so far.

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Leinekugel uses a lager yeast for this beer, most (all?) lager yeasts are all about clear beer; does that mean the haze is artificially induced or does the wheat malt add enough to produce the cloudy appearance?

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Okay guys and gals,

I Noticed that the blueberry said 2 tablespoons at bottling it should have been 4 tablespoons of Blueberry, so I fixed it in the receipe.

Sorry.

Sunset wheat is one of the beers my wife loves, so I had to try to make it.
After 5 or 6 batches I feel that this recipe is pretty close and very nice tasting wheat beer.


Malt:
5 lbs 2-row malt
4 lb White Wheat Malt

Hops:

1 oz Cluster


Boil: Total boil 60 min.

.50 ounces Cluster Hops - Full boil

At 50 min (Last 10 min of boil) add the following:

.50 ounces Cluster Hops (10 min)
1/2 oz Sweet orange last (10 min)
1/2 oz.-crushed coriander seeds (10 min)

Yeast:

Dry Wheat - safbrew WB-06 or T-58 - I like the results with the WB-06


1 tsp of Orange extract in secondary after 2 days
1 tablespoon of Blueberry extract in secondary after 3 days.

At Bottling:

1 tablespoons of Orange extract
2 tablespoons of Apricot extract
4 tablespoons of Blueberry extract

The flavors and noted but not over powering at all.

Enjoy

Crazy Ray's Bathtub brew
Sun Sweet Wheat
Where can you get the: 1/2 oz Sweet orange?
Is that extract?
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Old 11-03-2008, 02:18 AM   #9
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1/2 oz of sweet orange

I believe this refers to 1/2 oz of dried sweet orange peel, such as: Austin Homebrew Supply

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Anyone given this a shot using Lager yeast?

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