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Old 04-26-2011, 01:33 PM   #11
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Sound pretty good. I have never thought of using that yeast. I usually use 3944 for my wheats.

The combo of orange and lemon peel sounds nice.

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Old 04-26-2011, 04:44 PM   #12
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I've always meant to try citra because it sounds like a nice addition. Let us know how it turns out. My last rendition of the recipe, I went all grain and eliminated the lemon peel and added crushed coriander (more of a traditional wit). I definitely prefer the lemon peel version though.

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Old 05-16-2011, 02:43 AM   #13
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I thought I would add an update to this post. I've made this recipe several times, and I have usually tried to change something as an experiment... still always been happier with the original version. Recently a buddy of mine made his 5th batch of this... he always did the original version without any changes. However, his last batch he kegged. That version was so good! In fact, I thought it was better than any of the ones I made, and its my recipe! He and his other friends/family killed that keg in 10 days. Bastard... I wanted I couple more pulls off that keg.

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Old 06-06-2011, 08:05 PM   #14
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Hey BigB this guy looks great! Just a quick question. How much does the citrus come through? Zesting 2 oranges and 2 lemons seems like it could be overpowering...

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Old 06-07-2011, 03:31 AM   #15
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Suprisingly, the citrus is not overpowering at all. The citrus comes through, but is well balanced against the malt.

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Well I have already ordered the grains and yeast, but I am brewing a recipe very similar to this tomorrow. Your wheat to other grain ratio is a bit higher than mine, and I'll be using US-05 though. That's the biggest difference. BUT! Where before I was planning on using 1 lemon and 1 orange, I'll bump it up to 2 each. So thanks for that. (also I'm using cascade hops) Ok, so it's sounding less similar than I thought, but still, looking at a citrus-y summertime wheat beer, I think yours is a winner!

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Old 06-07-2011, 09:56 PM   #17
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I like your modification. I was actually considering using US-05 on a batch. Also, I've always meant to get around to using the cascade. Let me know how yours turns out and what the recipe was.

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The recipe I brewed was:

4lbs 2-row
3lbs Wheat Malt
.5lbs Carapils
.5lbs Honey Malt
1oz Cascade
Zest of 2 lemons, 2 oranges
1tsp Coriander (last minute decision)
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Poor efficiency got me to 1.040. They honey malt left it too dark I think, though it is still only 5.8 SRM. I'll report back and let you know how the cascades blend with the citrus. I'd like to brew yours with cascades and the wit yeast though. All fermenters are full now...

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Old 05-28-2013, 08:29 PM   #19
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What efficiency are you assuming in this recipe? I brewed this last night and got a 1044 OG, which was about 60%. I think you'd have to hit like 85% efficiency to get to 1054...

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What efficiency are you assuming in this recipe? I brewed this last night and got a 1044 OG, which was about 60%. I think you'd have to hit like 85% efficiency to get to 1054...
75%. I calculate 1.044 as being less than 60%. Neither I or my buddy has ever had any trouble hitting the numbers either. Might want to check your crush and mash pH. Did you do all grain or the PM version?
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