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rklinck 03-22-2013 12:44 PM

American Wheat
 
Grain
  • 4 lbs. White Wheat Malt
  • 3.5 lbs. Brewer's 2-Row
  • .5 lbs. Munich 10L
  • .5 lbs. Caramel 40L
Single infusion mash. Mashed at 152 degrees for 60 minutes. Mashed out at 168 for 10 minutes. Fly sparged.

Boiled for 75 minutes
  • 1 oz. Saaz for 60 minutes
  • .25 oz Saaz for 15 minutes
  • .25 oz Saaz for 5 minutes

Pitched 1 packet of US-05 and half packet of WB-06 (rehydrated). Fermented for 21 days. First 18 days in mid-60s. Cold crashed the final 3 days.

Dry hopped with 1 oz of Centennial Hops for 7 days.

I brewed this beer with a friend who loves craft beer and is considering getting into brewing. His favorite beer is Oberon, so I looked for info about clones for that beer and cobbled this together. I have never had Oberon, so I can't say whether it is close. But the beer is good. The most surprising part of the brew is the pronounced fruit aroma that I would characterize as tropical fruit (and definitely more than just citrus). I'm having my friend over this weekend for his first tasting, and hope he enjoys it.

AnOldUR 03-22-2013 12:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rklinck (Post 5032459)
The most surprising part of the brew is the pronounced fruit aroma that I would characterize as tropical fruit (and definitely more than just citrus).

Saaz = spicy, clean
US-05 = crisp, clean
WB-06 = clove or banana (temp?)

Interesting. Have to wonder where the tropical fruit is coming from?

rklinck 03-22-2013 01:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AnOldUR
Saaz = spicy, clean
US-05 = crisp, clean
WB-06 = clove or banana (temp?)

Interesting. Have to wonder where the tropical fruit is coming from?

The thinking on combining yeast was to give some of the banana/clove flavor without having it overpower. My guess on the tropical fruit is that I'm picking up a combination of citrus from the dry hop and the banana from yeast with a bit of spice mixed in. I will report back after others taste to give their feedback.


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