I've brewed a couple of ciders recently but this is my first beer brew in about 20 years.
SWMBO doesn't like beer as a rule but loves Lindemans Peach lambic ( I know, not really lambic) She occasionally will drink a wheat beer so I thought I'd make her this - based on
Killer Bee Wheat posted by Matt Wilson in 2002 on the website tastybrew.com
Here's the link: http://www.tastybrew.com/brews/view/30
I cut back the honey (SWMBO doesn't like a lot of EtOH) and cut back the hops.
6lbs Briess Wheat extract (65% wheat 35% malted barley)
1 lb wheat dry extract
1 oz Saaz
8 oz. carapils
Hefeweizen ale yeast wlp300
1 can oregon peach puree (3 lbs)
Steep the carapils in 2 gallons water at 170 for 30 minutes (mine was 180 - 168 over the 1/2 hour), sparge with 2 quarts water at 170 F. Bring to a boil. Add dry extract, mix thoroughly. Add wheat syrup extract, mix thoroughly. Add 1/2 ounce saaz and boil for 45 minutes. Add 1lb honey, boil for 10 minutes. Add 1/2 ounce Saaz. Boil for 5 minutes. Chill wort in ice water bath, add to cold chicago tap water to bring to 75 deg and 5 gallons. Pitch yeast and aerate with sterilized wort spoon.
S.G. 1.0605 (with temp correction)
I plan to primary ferment for a couple of days, then rack onto peach puree until fermentation stops. Carb with 4 ounces corn sugar and bottle. I'll post tasting notes.