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Old 08-29-2009, 06:09 PM   #1
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Mar 2009
Lakewood, Ohio
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Recipe Type: All Grain   
Yeast: Wyeast 1010   
Yeast Starter: Not this time   
Batch Size (Gallons): 5.5   
Original Gravity: 1.049   
Final Gravity: 1.006   
IBU: 27.3   
Boiling Time (Minutes): 60   
Color: 3.9   
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 10 @ 68   
Tasting Notes: Floral, citrusy and wonderfully bitter!   

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.

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.

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.

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.

Use 4lbs of Wheat Dry Extract, and 3lbs of Extra Light Dry Extract. That should get you close.

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!
Mars Brewing Ltd. -- Second Best Beers From Mars!

Primary: Red Planet ESB, Red Planet Cream Common, Red Planet RyePA
Secondary: Double Chocolate Cherry Stout
Planned: Steamphony No. 3.; Red Planet Vanilla Porter.
Drink, drank, drunk!: Steamphony No. 2; Honey Ale, Ares Summer Wheat, Number Johnny Five!, Argyre Brown Ale, Red Planet OCPA

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