So the roommate wants to make his first beer and wants to keep it under $20. He suggested a Honey Orange Hefe, which is awesome because they're cheap and ready to drink super fast!
So I wrote up a recipe for him but not sure whether to use US 2-row pale malt or German Pilsner malt. I'm using Honey malt instead of actual honey (fermented honey doesn't actually taste anything like honey.)
4# Wheat Malt
3# Pilsner (2-row) German
1# Wheat (flaked)
0.75# Honey Malt
0.5oz Tett (60 min)
0.5oz Tett (10 min)
4 oranges, zest (5 min)
So here's what I'm wondering about. Never used pils before... do we need
to do a decoction mash? Rather not, we'd like to keep it simple. I was figuring when doing a typical single infusion mash the 1# flaked wheat should take care of the increased body you'd get from decoction. Are my assumptions correct?
Thanks in advance!