Really excited! Just pitched yeast into my primary... hate this part. Gotta wait 10 days to transfer to 2nd. Another week to bottle... another week to get to bubblie.... and lets face it, if you don't age it for at least a month it won't be that great anyhow, hehehe... and the wort tastes so good!!! Not overly bitter, can't really detect the lemon either, maybe just a hint after the honey isn't so overpowering, but that's what I was kinda shooting for. (1.064 grav to start... hehehe, WHEEE!!!!!
2lbs 5oz honey
7lbs wheat extract
2oz hallertau 4.1% hops
1oz mt. hood 4.3% hops
3 lemons worth of juice
1/4 lemon's worth of zest
WYeast 1010AMWHEAT date:12Apr06
Tossed the honey into a gallon of water and heated to 150 degrees F. for 20 min. Cooled and poured into primary. Boiled wheat extract and hallertau hops for 1 hour. Added lemon juice, lemon zest and mt. hood hops at 7 min... Going to prime with honey as well. my LHBS guy looked up on a chart how much to use, said 5.5 oz honey.... ohhh, can't wait. Anyone think it will retain any honey flavor? Anyhow, I think about the end of august it'll be ready to enjoy. Happens to be my birthday about then. When I bottle I'm going to use this HUGENORMOUS bottle I was given. Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale bottle with a ceramic flip top. The sucker is 3 Qt. 5.4 Fl. Oz.
I think I'll have a BBQ on my birthday and open that up about 10 min before the burgers come off the grill, or steak, or ribs.... so many choices, so few parties. I know some people don't like hefe, but those who do what dish would compliment this beer the best cooked over a bbq (not gas, charcoal with some oak chips from time to time. Could always taste the propane from a gas grill
) Well, gonna crack open a beer watch some TIVO and crash. here's a rockin for you all!!!!