Originally Posted by barman84
I love wheat beers so I figured I would try one.
Here is what I put together
6 pounds dried wheat malt
0.5oz czech saaz hops for 60 minutes
0.75oz liberty for 30 minutes
1oz liberty 5 minutes before rest
nottingham dried yeast
1oz sweet orange peel 15 minutes before rest.
4oz of organic sugar cane sugar 15 minutes out trying to give it more alc.
I boiled up from 110 degrees to 156 over the hour.
built my own wort chiller and brought it back down to 78 and slowly added 1.5 more gallons water in primary fermenter temp was 78 degrees boiled this water first. Added the wort vigourously and then pitched the yeast stirred it all up and closed. It has been fermentinig for 1 whole day and already my airlock vodka a greenish brown and is bubbling like mad. I replace the vodka earlier to just keep it clean.
What do you guys think this might taste like? O and sg was 1.056 I thought that was kind of high.
A couple of things strike me- the first is what to you mean "boiled up from 110 degrees to 156 over the hour"? Boiling is well, boiling, and well over 200 degrees, so I'm confused.
The saaz hops might be very low aau %- do you know what they were? Mine are only like 2.5%, so you'd have almost no bittering if yours were also that low.
4 ounces of sugar only raises the OG of your wort by .002 so it won't give you much in the way of additional ABV- about .15% or so- but it won't harm anything anyway.
As far as taste, it depends on the saaz hops you used. If they are as low AAUs as I think they might be, you've got yourself a very sweet tasting wheat beer. Probably not bad at all- just very sweet.
The OG seems to be right on for your recipe.