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Old 02-03-2007, 09:28 AM   #1
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Recipe Type: All Grain   
Yeast: WLP320   
Yeast Starter: YES   
Batch Size (Gallons): 5   
Original Gravity: 1.047   
Final Gravity: 1.008   
IBU: 23   
Boiling Time (Minutes): 60   
Color: 3.1 SRM   
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 10 days @ 68 F   
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 10 days @ 68 F   

B's Honey Wheat

Grain:
3.50 lbs. Wheat Malt 1.038
2.50 lbs. Pale 2-row Malt 1.036
2.00 lbs. Honey 1.042
.25 lbs. Honey Malt 1.030

Hops:
.75 oz. Glacier 4.8 AA 60 mins
.75 oz. Glacier 4.8 AA 20 mins
.75 oz. Glacier 4.8 AA 0 mins

Yeast:
WLP320

Notes:
Add honey at flameout.
Mash schedule: 30 min protein rest at 122°F, 60 minute Saccharification rest at 154° F.
Watermelon version: Add 2 cups watermelon juice to secondary.

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Old 05-09-2008, 05:20 AM   #2
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Ok well I love watermelon so I did some research to find an extract version of a watermelon beer, no luck so I found out how to convert from AG to Extract... Hopefully I did it right.

I used this to help me with the conversions.

First my basic numbers:

Wheat needed in DME = 2.4 lbs
2-Row needed in DME = 1.7 lbs
Honey Malt I was told that you could steep it or do a mini/partial mash of it.
Honey, same as orginal recipe = 2 lbs

What I came up with some more research... Can't just buy pure wheat extract...

Basic 65% Wheat/35% Barley Dry Malt Extract was used to get wheat.
3.7 lbs of a 65/35 mix to provide the wheat extract. This provides 1.3 lbs of 2-row (told it was barley in the IRC room)

So you need more 2-row to fill the grain bill, at .4 lbs of a light Dry Malt Extract, or some sort of extract that is a 2-row substitute. I was doing my research of this and found it to be suitable, but then told that not everyone does it this way so check it before you buy it.

Now for those of you who don't care how I got everything I'll provide a quick rundown of what is needed now.


Extract version of B's Honey Wheat (added watermelon juice to make it watermelon)

3.7 lbs Wheat DME (65/35 mix)
0.4 lbs Light DME (or suitable replacement for a 2-row/barley DME)
2.0 lbs Honey
0.25 lbs Honey Malt (either steep or mini/partial mash)

Continue with the rest of the recipe and hope it works out for you.



 
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Old 05-09-2008, 05:22 AM   #3
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Thanks for that Nugget.
PM me when you crack #1 and let me know how it is.
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Old 05-09-2008, 05:29 AM   #4
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Thanks for that Nugget.
PM me when you crack #1 and let me know how it is.
Not gonna be doing it for a lil bit, our first one is gonna go down this weekend (sunday) and then I'll start thinking about it...

 
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Old 05-26-2008, 02:17 AM   #5
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I made this and bottled 1 case with watermelon. Gonna try it both ways!
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Old 06-17-2008, 09:54 PM   #6
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I'll be doing this one for my next brew, but with sterling instead of glacier. I think it'll be great. Thanks dude!

 
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Old 06-18-2008, 02:49 PM   #7
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I made this recipe this past weekend, can't wait!

EDIT: Added the watermelon juice going into the secondary. Bought some from Whole foods

EDIT: Duh.. be sure to boil the watermelon juice when you buy it fresh..
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Old 06-26-2008, 05:41 AM   #8
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I already have the ingredients for Dude's. I am planning to brew this weekend. Its too hot here to drink anything heavy.
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Old 07-26-2008, 11:57 PM   #9
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Brewed my version of this today. Anyone have results yet?

 
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Old 07-28-2008, 10:41 PM   #10
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Just a little bump on this thread....

Are there any results out there for Dude's recipe, but with nugget's translation to DME's?

Only been brewing about 1 year, maybe 8 brews under my belt. I'm not ready to tackle grains and mashing. YET................

Wife and I just got back from vacation to Boston. Went to Boston Beer Works (actually we went to Salem Beer Works in Salem, but same chain) and wife fell in love with the watermellon and blueberry ale. This is probably I the first time I heard the words " Honey.... do you think you could brew something like this for me?"

Well....... guys is there any more incentive to brew then that?

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