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Old 03-26-2008, 07:31 PM   #1
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I'm planning on brewing this coming weekend and I know I'll be doing another pale ale recipe, but I also want to do a wheat beer as well. I've been looking at the Citrus Weizen recipe, but it seems like it's received mixed reviews. I've put together a recipe of my own from what I've seen on the Sierra Nevada site, and also from other recipes. Can you guys check this out and let me know if I should add/change anything? Thanks!

American Wheat Beer:
Starting Volume: 6.25 (Full Boil) Ending Volume: 5.5

1 lbs. White Wheat Malt (steeping)
6.5 lbs. Alexanders Wheat Liquid
.75 oz. Perle (Whole, 8.25 %AA) boiled 60 min.
.75 oz. Spalt Spalter (Whole, 4.75 %AA) boiled 15 min.
Yeast : Wyeast 1010 American Wheat

Optional: Zest of 4 oranges, 2 Lemons added to boil for 10 min.

OG: 1.043 FG: 1.009
Color: 5.33 SRM
IBU: 26.3
ABV: 4.4%


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Old 03-26-2008, 07:34 PM   #2
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forgot a zero on your FG

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Old 03-26-2008, 08:25 PM   #4
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interesting. that's less wheat than i'm used to seeing in a wheat beer.

still, looks tasty!

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Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't the extracts already part wheat and part pale? I know that was the case for my honey wheat last summer. If it's the same with the liquid, I would just use all "wheat" extract. And I would also cut down the second hop addition.....

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yeah, that's what i was trying to hint at.

apparently alexander's wheat extract is 50/50 wheat and barley, so this grain bill would be about 1/4 wheat. not that that's necessarily a bad thing.

i'm still pretty new to wheat beers as well, but the hefeweizen i've got going right now has 100 percent wheat extract and a lot of recipes i've seen have maybe a pound or two of pale thrown in.

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Old 03-26-2008, 08:47 PM   #7
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yeah, that's just a touch of wheat.
i think american wheats are usually around 50/50 when it comes to the total grain bill and german wheats can have as much as 70%.

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white wheat needs to be mashed too, though i think that shouldn't stop people from steeping something for flavor.
i would do 2 cans of alexander's wheat, be it the 3 or 4 gallon can.
i like hoppy wheat beers, so id leave the hop additions alone (im going to make an amarillo or centennial hopped summer wheat beer soon).

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Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't the extracts already part wheat and part pale? I know that was the case for my honey wheat last summer. If it's the same with the liquid, I would just use all "wheat" extract. And I would also cut down the second hop addition.....
Ah...good info, I wasn't aware of that. So I suppose I should just adjust this recipe to 6# Alexanders Wheat. I was really going for a 50/50 wheat/2-row or as close as I could get. What about the steeping grains...should I stick with the White Wheat Malt or add something else like Crystal 20L?
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yeah, i'd go with something more like this myself:

6 lbs Wheat LME
0.75 lbs White Wheat
0.25 lbs 2-Row

the wheat has some diastic power, but not enough. "mash" the white wheat and 2-row in a small amount of water (1/2 gallon or so) for 30 minutes, then add to your boiling pot with more water and continue as normal.

not sure what you mean by zest of oranges, but i'd skip the lemon altogether.

hops additions look good...although i haven't used those in a wheat myself

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