US-05 Batch Size (Gallons):
5 Original Gravity:
1.052 Final Gravity:
29.2 Boiling Time (Minutes):
5 Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp):
14 Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp):
7 Tasting Notes:
Awesome beer for the warmer months
This is an American Wheat Ale that I love. It resembles a hefe-weizen, but it tastes nothing like one. It's easy-drinking, with an evident sweetness from the honey and honey malt. The hops, especially the late addition Centennials, balances out the sweetness and gives it a nice subtle aroma. I brew this in the Spring typically, but it can easily be a refreshing summer beer.
6lbs Wheat LME
1lb Orange Blossom Honey
.5lb Honey Malt
.75oz Mt. Hood (6 AAU) @ 60 min
.75oz Mt. Hood (6 AAU) @ 20 min
1oz Centennial @ 1 min
Add half the extract at the beginning of the boil, then add the remaining in the final 10-15 minutes. This will increase the bitterness a little bit while also keeping the beer lighter. If you want the beer to be cloudy, take a cup of regular wheat flour and add it to some water to create a slurry. Add the slurry to the boil with around 15-20 minutes left. Add the honey with about 3 minutes left in the boil.
You can easily sub the Centennials with Amarillos or possibly even Cascades.
This is one of my favorite beers.