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Old 06-03-2008, 06:25 AM   #1
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Default All-Grain - Summer Citrus Wheat

Recipe Type: All Grain
Yeast: Wyeast 1010
Yeast Starter: Activator Pack
Batch Size (Gallons): 5.5
Original Gravity: 1.045
Final Gravity: 1.009
IBU: 16.3
Boiling Time (Minutes): 60
Color: 3.7
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 14 days @ 65F

I've only brewed this one time, but it's so good it will be a staple around here. I've got so many good comments from friends and family, and it's a nice refreshing drink...and low enough ABV I can have a few and not be completely drunk . I thought at first taste the orange peel might be a little much, but after 2-3 weeks of aging, it's perfect and I wouldn't change a thing.

EDIT: Thanks bitterpeanut for the BeerSmith file!

Equipment and Brewing Notes
Converted 5 gallon Igloo cooler with Stainless Steel braid and brass ball valve. I use the batch sparge method and typically get between 70-75% efficiency. On this batch I collected almost 7.5 gallons of wort, much less grain absorbtion than I expected.

Mash Schedule
1. Mashed in with 4 gallons at 154F, mash for 60 minutes
2. Add 4 quarts of 175F for mashout
3. Vorlauf and drain
4. Add 3.5 gallons of 175F for sparge; stir and let sit for 10 minutes.
5. Vorlauf and drain.


Ingredients
1.00 lb Rice Hulls (0.0 SRM) Adjunct 9.09 %
6.00 lb White Wheat Malt (2.4 SRM) Grain 54.55 %
4.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 36.36 %
0.50 oz Cascade [5.50 %] (60 min) Hops 8.9 IBU
0.50 oz Cascade [5.50 %] (15 min) Hops 4.4 IBU
1.00 oz Cascade [5.50 %] (5 min) Hops 3.5 IBU
0.25 oz Orange Peel, Bitter (Boil 5.0 min) Misc
0.25 oz Orange Peel, Sweet (Boil 5.0 min) Misc
1 Pkgs American Wheat Ale (Wyeast Labs #1010) Yeast-Ale

Beer Profile
Est Original Gravity: 1.048 SG Measured Original Gravity: 1.045 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.011 SG Measured Final Gravity: 1.009 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 4.84 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 4.69 %
Bitterness: 16.9 IBU
Calories: 197 cal/pint

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File Type: xml SummerCitrusWheat.xml (12.5 KB, 849 views)
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Old 06-24-2008, 01:00 AM   #2
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did a close version of this Saturday hope its as good your turned out to be

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Old 06-24-2008, 03:40 PM   #3
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Right on, I hope so too! It really turned out good, and I've got nothing but compliments from friends and other homebrewers about it. Some people have gone so far as to say, "Wow, this is homebrew? It's better than most beers you can buy!".

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Old 07-18-2008, 09:06 PM   #4
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Going to make this one again tomorrow....headed to the LHBS in a couple hours. I still need to get my new 10 gallon MLT put together tonight, so this one will be brewed up in the morning.

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I made this one with TwoHeadsBrewing this weekend. I made the extract version. it looks pretty good! I cant wait to try it out.

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I made this one with TwoHeadsBrewing this weekend. I made the extract version. it looks pretty good! I cant wait to try it out.
Hey, is yours done yet? I've got mine kegged...you should come over and bring a couple bottles of yours!
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I'm in an apartment so I can't temp control very well. Anything below 68 degrees is tough for me to acheive without constantly keeping the fermenter wrapped in cool, damp towels. Would this be ok for 14 days at 68 degrees?

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I'm in an apartment so I can't temp control very well. Anything below 68 degrees is tough for me to acheive without constantly keeping the fermenter wrapped in cool, damp towels. Would this be ok for 14 days at 68 degrees?
Yep, 68F is fine but you'll get more banana esters than normal. That's not a bad thing either, just a matter of taste. The wyeast 1010 is a pretty tolerant yeast strain. Let me know how it turns out!
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How did you like the Wyeast 1010? is it completely ester free? have you ever made this recipe with a clean ale yeast like S-05? how would that compare

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How did you like the Wyeast 1010? is it completely ester free? have you ever made this recipe with a clean ale yeast like S-05? how would that compare
I really like the 1010, very clean profile if fermenting at normal ale temps (65-68F). Smells like rotten egg farts while fermenting tho so watch out . I think using US-05 or Nottingham would work really well with this recipe, you'd end up with something more like Blue Moon or Lost Coast's Great White. It's totally worth the experiment, I'm sure it will be tasty.
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