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GregBrews88 05-03-2009 09:59 PM

Very Berry Wheat: What hops to use?
I am brewing a wheat ale soon and I am putting together the recipe now. It will also be infused with berries, either blueberries, blackberries, strawberries or a combo of the three. Im a little stuck when trying to figure out what hops to use. There are so many varieties out there and I don't know what I should use. Any advice? Thanks.
P.S, Here is my recipe so far.

Very Berry Wheat Ale
Size: 5 gal
Boil Volume: 3.5 gal

American 2-row Malt(1.25 lbs)
German Wheat Malt Light(2.25 lbs)
Crystal Malt 20L(0.5 lbs)
Muntons Dry Wheat Extract(3.0 lbs)

eschatz 05-03-2009 10:15 PM

Well, Hallertau is my go to for any german wheat beer. If you want to make it hoppier (i.e. American Wheat) then I love Amarillo. Now, there's a hop called Sorachi Ace that's got this lemon-grassy kind of thing. I think it's kinda nice in a wheat beer. Maybe you can give that a go.

cuinrearview 05-03-2009 11:53 PM

+1 to Hallertau. Strisselspalt, Crystal, and Mt. Hood also work well. With my fruit beers the hops are secondary. Get about 20 IBUs in there and 5+lbs. of fruit and you'll be fine.

beesy 05-04-2009 01:54 AM

gosh, you could really use just about anything. suggest keep the ibu below 25 so that it doesn't interfere with the fruit, which is the flavor you will be showcasing. i have to check but think i have user hallertauer and willamette or glacier in my fruited wheat beers and i stay in the 20-24 ibu range.

sonetlumiere85 05-04-2009 04:14 AM

strisselspalt are ****ing awesome, saaz and east kent goldings work well too.

GregBrews88 05-04-2009 04:36 AM

hey thanks a lot guys!

I think this is what I'm going with:
.75oz Hallertau(60 min)
.5 Saaz(15 min)

How does that sound?

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