This was my first extract brew and my first non-Mr.Beer kit. I decided to go with something totally different than the usual: Citra Wheat IPA. I am doing 1/2 size batches because I do not have room for 50 bottles lol. Also, I have to do partial boils because I have an electric glass stove (would take FOREVER to get 3 gallons to a boil)
Batch: 2.5 gallons
Boil: 1.5 gallons
2# Wheat DME
1# Amber DME
8oz Flaked Wheat
1oz Citra Hops
1oz Cascade Hops
1 tsp Irish Moss
1oz Bitter Orange Peel
*Calculation from beercalculus.com
Some Pictures of my first extract brewing experience
Here are some pictures for entertainment and possibly educational purposes:
Pic#2 Steeping Wheat
Pic#3 Witty Monk Witbier (My last Mr.Beer brew, delicious!)
Pic#4 Start of Boil
Pic#5 2nd Hops addition
Hopefully I'll get better at posting soon, but here are a few more pics:
Pic#1 My heat booster (Get the boil going)
Pic#2 My "wort chiller", worked really well actually
Pic#3 Ready to go
Pic#4 Next morning, bubbling away!!!
Merry Christmas to you too, and a happy New Year. I'd be really interested to hear how this turns out. I love citra hops, and I've been thinking about brewing a wheat IPA to see how it would be to have an IPA with some more mouth feel.
I had a delicious German Wheat IPA a couple of months ago at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival and it was outstanding! One of the best aromas ever. I looked up the beer and they used all cascade. Anyway, I'll be interested to see how this turns out because I want to do one of these soon. Good Luck!