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Wikipeteia 08-29-2009 06:09 PM

Number Johnny Five is Alive! (WPA)
 
Amount Item
6.00 lb White Wheat Malt (2.4 SRM)
4.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM)
1.00 oz Cascade [5.50 %] (60 min)
0.50 oz Cascade [5.50 %] (30 min)
0.50 oz Cascade [5.50 %] (0 min)
2.00 oz Citrus Peel Cocktail (Boil 5.0 min)

This beer is a play on the drink, Five Alive, which uses five citrus zests. And, as we all know, Johnny Five is most certainly alive.

THE MASH
I used 12.50 qt (3+ gallons for 10lbs of grain) at 170 degrees to get my mash water to 158, and held it there for 45 minutes.

THE SPARGE.
I used 1gal to rinse a bit, and then batch sparged with an additional 2.5 gal for an hour. The boil went as normal.

THE VERDICT.
I put this out for a party at 8PM. My friends devoured it to the point where the keg blew foam at 10:30, and the second keg of a really great Brown Ale had barely been touched.

FOR THE EXTRACT CROWD:
Use 4lbs of Wheat Dry Extract, and 3lbs of Extra Light Dry Extract. That should get you close.

FOR THE CITRUS ZEST COCKTAIL
I used the following:

40% Orange
20% Grapefruit
15% Lime
15% Lemon
10% Tangerine.

Orange and Tangerine are similar, I admit. There is little taste difference, and the lime and lemon get lost a bit in the final product. But, the 70% orange/grapefruit flavor fits well with the Cascade hops, and the overall flavor. You feel free to mess around as you'd see fit -- the flavor of more lemon/lime I would bet could make a fantastic WPA.

Happy Brewing!


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