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Reno_eNVy 03-24-2010 07:06 AM

Honey Orange Hefeweizen
*NOTE: I know it isn't a real hefeweizen since there is orange in it. I just like the alliteration of the name.

**NOTE #2: I've noticed the recipe statistics don't show up on the HBT app. Here they are for quick reference --

- 5.5 gallons
- OG 1.045, FG 1.008
- Boil 60 minutes
- 10.5 IBU
- 5.4 SRM

Single-Infusion, 12QT water, 60 miuntes @ 154*F

4.00 lb White Wheat Malt (2.4 SRM) 45.71 %
3.00 lb Pilsner (2 Row) Ger (2.0 SRM) 34.29 %
1.00 lb Wheat, Flaked (1.6 SRM) 11.43 %
0.75 lb Honey Malt (25.0 SRM) 8.57 %

Boil (60 minutes)

0.50 oz Tettnang [4.50 %] (60 min) 7.7 IBU
0.50 oz Tettnang [4.50 %] (10 min) 2.8 IBU
zest of 4 large navel oranges (10 min)


Safale Wheat Ale (WB-06)

This one has been made a couple times in the past and my sister recently commissioned it for a housewarming party. With only two weeks to get it done it still turned out spectacular. The yeast can create a decent amount of banana flavor but it suits it really well. The beer has body and character but is still refreshing and very quaffable.

Be sure to not skimp on the honey malt, it really adds something special. As you can tell, there is not actual honey in the recipe; all the flavor gets fermented out. Also, be sure when you zest the oranges to only go as far as there is orange/yellow color; don't get any white (pith) in there, unless you want serious orange bitterness.

For it to come out just as delicious and quick:
- Keep it in the primary for about 7 days
- KEGGERS: Transfer to your keg and let sit at room temperature for roughly 3 days, then get it cold and carbed in your favorite fashion
- BOTTLERS: Be sure fermentation has completed, then bottle as you typically would. Sadly it won't be ready as quick as it would in a keg but give in 1-2 weeks and it should be fully carbed and ready to drink
- Remember, hefe's are best enjoyed young

If you give this a shot please let me know how it goes! It really is a great beer and is pleasing to the masses. Even my BMC drinking sister wants 5 gallons of it!!


EXTRACT AND PARTIAL MASH RECIPES (hops/orange schedule stays the same)

Extract Version
4# Wheat Liquid Extract
2.5# Pale Liquid Extract
12oz Crystal 20L

Partial Mash Version
2# German Pilsner Malt (2-row)
2# White Wheat Malt
2# Flaked Wheat
0.5# Honey Malt

2# Wheat Liquid Extract

Reno_eNVy 04-03-2010 09:54 PM

Oh jeez, I can't believe I forgot the beer pr0n!

This is a picture of it just before taking the keg to the housewarming party. Nice and cloudy ^_^

homebrewer_99 04-04-2010 05:11 AM

That's not a Hefe Weizen...it's a Honey Orange Wheat...;) :D

Does the honey malt impart any flavor in that brew?

Reno_eNVy 04-04-2010 03:25 PM


Originally Posted by homebrewer_99 (Post 1985548)
That's not a Hefe Weizen...it's a Honey Orange Wheat...;) :D

Yeeaaaah I know but I like the alliteration.


Originally Posted by homebrewer_99 (Post 1985548)
Does the honey malt impart any flavor in that brew?

It sure does! It adds a great malty sweet(ish) character that very closely resembles, well, honey. Even if the beer ferments lower than expected and it's very dry overall, that honey malt still shines through.

homebrewer_99 04-04-2010 04:16 PM

Thanks. I have a pound, but not sure where to use it.

I'm sure I'll get around to using it this year though.

Right now I'm working on an ale recipe but changing out just the hops.

CA-LT1 06-05-2010 04:51 AM

I want to try this. What do you think of using WLP300 on this? Maybe 320?

Reno_eNVy 06-05-2010 04:57 AM


Originally Posted by CA-LT1 (Post 2096154)
I want to try this. What do you think of using WLP300 on this? Maybe 320?

Sure. I use WB-06 (scoff at me, everybody!!:D) so WLP300 or 320 would be great. Go with 300 if you want the banana/clove associated with traditional German hefes. I find 300 produces very similar results as WB-06. If using the liquid yeast I'd suggest making a 1 liter starter.

If you do end up trying this please let me know how it turns out!

CA-LT1 06-05-2010 05:18 AM

I'll just be using washed yeast, but I'll let you know. Might take me a while to fit this into my brew schedule, I never seem to have enough buckets ;-)

Reno_eNVy 06-05-2010 03:25 PM

Yeah, I'm full at the moment too. But luckily buckets run cheap at the LHBS, even ones with holes up top and spigots down below. Might have to pick up another one... I find myself wanting to make this again :D

Let me know which yeast strain you use, that way I can use the other one when I make this again

CA-LT1 06-06-2010 06:37 AM

Seeing as I have a bunch of 320, I'll probably go with that. But I tell you what, first one to brew it, post it.

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