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Old 03-08-2011, 03:53 AM   #1
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Default Extract - Kansas Peach Ale

Recipe Type: Extract
Yeast: Safbrew S-33
Yeast Starter: No
Additional Yeast or Yeast Starter: No
Batch Size (Gallons): 5
Original Gravity: 1.042
Final Gravity: 1.012
IBU: 8.1
Boiling Time (Minutes): 60
Color: 5 SRM (very light)
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 7
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 14
Tasting Notes: Light peach flavor, great peach aroma. Maltiness and hops really come through.

3 lbs. Extra Light DME
2 lbs. Wheat DME @ 15 min
8 oz. Cara-pils

1 oz 3.1AA Hallertau @ 60min
0.5 oz 3.1AA Hallertau @ 1min

1 Whirlfloc tablet @ 15min

After 7 days I added 6 pounds of canned peaches and 3 pounds of canned apricots to the primary. Also, I drained about half the cans of juice before adding and added the juice from the other half to the primary with the fruit. I then left it in this "secondary state" for 14 days. There was of course alot of trub and debris in the fermenter after this. If you're a clarity buff then I would probably rack to another fermenter after 14 days and leave it for a week or so, maybe cold crash.

Prime as normal and bottle. I poured one after 3 days (a little premature you think?), it was fairly light and clear, there's a good amount of peach aroma but not much peach flavors, hope it comes out over time. Will report back after a few weeks of bottle conditioning.

Oh and the name is a joke since we don't really grow peaches here, canned peaches are "Kansas peaches" to me

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Old 03-14-2011, 08:07 PM   #2
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This looks very interesting. What were your Est Gravities and your OG if you don't mind me asking. I'm looking to brew something similar (Peach Wheat) and was debating where to start and what not.

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Old 03-14-2011, 09:44 PM   #3
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1.042 start and 1.012 finish. Both were right at the estimates. Opened another one this weekend, its definitely getting better.

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Old 03-15-2011, 03:05 AM   #4
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Sorry, I was on the Mobile version on my phone and it didnt pull up the beginning of your post where it showed the Gravities.

Whats I'm looking to make a Peach Wheat based off of the song "Soulshine" by the Allman Brothers and was looking to raise it to around 6.5%ish...seeing that you have already brewed this, whats your opinion?

ps I know that a normal Wheat isn't that high, however that doesn't matter to me at this point in my brewing career, i'm just trying to run with an idea.

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Old 03-15-2011, 03:33 AM   #5
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I don't know, I'm not an expert at recipe formulation but you could pretty easily take this recipe and add corn sugar or honey or some other fermentable to get the gravity up. Either of those would probably contribute to more dryness in the brew though.

Best advice I can give you is to download beersmith or a similar program (or use hopville's calculator) and plug in ingredients until you get the results you want. That's what I did to get this recipe. And of course do searching on here!

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Old 03-21-2011, 09:43 PM   #6
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I, actually going to split my Paulaner Hefeweizen clone tonight and keep one as normal and then add a portion of the canned peaches and apricots to the other fermenter. I will let you know how itturns out.

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Another trial bottle tonight. The peach flavor is coming on better although there's a bit of sourness associated with it.

It's a good brew, I enjoy it.

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Thanks for keeping me posted on that. I went and split the Paulaner Hefeweizen Clone that I did into a 3 Gallon batch of the Paulaner and then I added 3 Cans of Peaches. So we shall see what happens with it and how it turns out.

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Let me know. Im drooling thinking about a nice glass of paulaner hefe right now yummm

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Ok, I redid this beer, actually I pretty much started from scratch:

5.5 lbs 2-row (pale)
3.5 lbs white wheat malt
0.5 lbs rice hulls
Mashed in 12 qts of water @ 154 degrees F. Sparged 4.25 gallons of 168 degrees F water.

1 oz glacier (hey, its what I had!) @ 60min

Safale S-05
about 2.5oz of peach flavoring extract at kegging

I left this in the primary for about 15 days and it has been in the keg for about 3.5 weeks since then. The wheat and barley tastes are strong, I might consider more bittering hops and maybe even a later hop addition next time. The peach flavoring is WAY strong. I used half the bottle thinking I could add more later if necessary but damn, I wish I would've started around 1oz and worked my way up. The peach is VERY strong. I don't think it's artificial or medicinal tasting but it is way strong. It does go good with the wheat, I still wish the peach wasn't as strong.

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