Need a good recipe for a summer citrusy ale.. - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > Need a good recipe for a summer citrusy ale..

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-06-2011, 03:02 PM   #1
Slipgate
Recipes 
 
Jun 2008
Damascus, MD
Posts: 591
Liked 16 Times on 16 Posts



I am looking for a good summer ale that is very citrusy. I recently had a store bought summer ale that was awesome. I was out at the time and neglected to get the name. I remember the can looked something old fashioned like the "Newman's Own" line of products or maybe like a country-time lemonade can. It was really good and very refreshing.

Anyone have any ideas?



 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2011, 05:01 PM   #2
unionrdr
Heavyweight homebrewing author
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
unionrdr's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2011
Sheffield, Ohio
Posts: 38,481
Liked 3617 Times on 3106 Posts


Maybe you had Leinenkugle's summer shandy? It has a lemony zing to it. Try looking at the recipes section at the top of the forum.


__________________
NEW books on amazon/Kindle! Check it out now...
Home Brewing- https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PBAP6JO
Distopian Sci-Fi- https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NTA0L6G
New! John Henry- https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01GBV3UXU

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2011, 05:43 PM   #3
Slipgate
Recipes 
 
Jun 2008
Damascus, MD
Posts: 591
Liked 16 Times on 16 Posts


That is the one! Thanks! I made a quick check on the recipe forum but nothing came up. This is the one I want to clone:

http://leinie.com/summer_shandy.html

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2011, 05:55 PM   #4
unionrdr
Heavyweight homebrewing author
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
unionrdr's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2011
Sheffield, Ohio
Posts: 38,481
Liked 3617 Times on 3106 Posts


Well,they give you enough info to plug into beersmith,or other programs online to play around with the amounts needed. The numbers,names,...even hops used are there.
http://www.tastybrew.com/calculators/ This should help get the #'s right. I'd say plain Wheat malt & plain extra light barley malt for starters. And maybe 1oz of the mentioned Cluster hops in 2 additions at 20mins & 10 mins. Zest of a few lemons.
__________________
NEW books on amazon/Kindle! Check it out now...
Home Brewing- https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PBAP6JO
Distopian Sci-Fi- https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NTA0L6G
New! John Henry- https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01GBV3UXU

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2011, 06:40 PM   #5
suprchunk
Fich Eine Ente
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
suprchunk's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Mar 2010
Crestview, Florida
Posts: 767
Liked 19 Times on 17 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by unionrdr View Post
Well,they give you enough info
Almost. They don't give any percentages, times, quantities, temps, yeast, malt suppliers, etc. And they don't even tell you what type of natural flavoring they use in that list. Natural Lemonade Flavor? WTF? Does that mean there is sugar in there? But I guess I could plug that into my program and make something close, but it might take me a LONG time. But at least they put the calories and carbs on there???

I wish I had an answer for the OP as this beer looks good.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2011, 06:48 PM   #6
unionrdr
Heavyweight homebrewing author
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
unionrdr's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2011
Sheffield, Ohio
Posts: 38,481
Liked 3617 Times on 3106 Posts


Yeah,same here. Just going on what I know. Some here talked about it,but I don't remember anything listed. I read a story on germanbeerinstitute.com About the guy outside Munich that came up with it by mixing this natural lemon soda he had lots of with a light colored beer he was running out of.
__________________
NEW books on amazon/Kindle! Check it out now...
Home Brewing- https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PBAP6JO
Distopian Sci-Fi- https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NTA0L6G
New! John Henry- https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01GBV3UXU

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2011, 01:42 AM   #7
Slipgate
Recipes 
 
Jun 2008
Damascus, MD
Posts: 591
Liked 16 Times on 16 Posts


I found this and it looks pretty easy - I might give it a try. It looks like it is just a lighter wheat beer mixed with lemonade in the keg.

***********http://www.brew-wineforum.com/shwmes...159138********
The summer shandy clone is done and is very good. I would even say it is better than the original. I added 2 quarts of lemonade (recipe on bottle of real lemon juice) to my keg and then added a bavarian wheat to it and carbonated at 35psi for two days. Everyone including the women loved it and think it is better than the original. It does not have as much lemon flavor and you can taste more beer than the Leinenkugel summer shandy. I will definitely make this again. It was also the cheapest beer I have ever made.

Recipe:

One batch of boundary waters Wheat with fermentis safeale US-05 yeast (fermented 2 1/2 weeks, no secondary)

2 quarts of lemonade

Keg, carbonate and keep cold or lemonade will ferment

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2011, 11:30 AM   #8
nrock74
Recipes 
 
Dec 2010
Leighton, Iowa
Posts: 147
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts


I've been researching the Summer Shandy recipie also. A couple of threads said to put two powdered lemonade flavored koolaid packs in the secondary.

Another good summer brew is the AHS Citra Ale.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2011, 05:56 PM   #9
unionrdr
Heavyweight homebrewing author
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
unionrdr's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2011
Sheffield, Ohio
Posts: 38,481
Liked 3617 Times on 3106 Posts


I was under the impression that summer shandy was like pilsen malt with some wheat malt added & brewed as an ale with cluster & lemonade or whatever?
I've worked up a recipe over the last couple months that's in the same vein as the summer shandy my wife's going to brew up.
1 cooper's OS lager can
1lb Munton's plain light malt
1lb Munton's plain wheat malt
250g of demerara sugar
1oz whole leaf Willamette hops.
re-hydrated cooper's ale yeast
Maybe dry hop with lemon zest?
brewed to 23L,or 6G
__________________
NEW books on amazon/Kindle! Check it out now...
Home Brewing- https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PBAP6JO
Distopian Sci-Fi- https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NTA0L6G
New! John Henry- https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01GBV3UXU

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2011, 11:46 PM   #10
Slipgate
Recipes 
 
Jun 2008
Damascus, MD
Posts: 591
Liked 16 Times on 16 Posts


unionrdr - what is the "1 cooper's OS lager can"? Is that like a 4lb can of LME? Are the Munton's DMEs? Not a lot of hops but it looks like it would fit the bill for the base beer. I think I would make this beer, perhaps dry hop with some lemon zest, then experiment with mixing real lemonade (mix with real sugar and real lemons). When I find the right combo, I'd hit the beer with Campdon tabs and mix in the lemonade (boiled first). Then let it sit for a few weeks.



 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Anchor summer beer clone recipe? Butcher General Beer Discussion 7 05-02-2013 02:00 PM
Anchor Summer Beer for 2011 - not as good as last year? DoctorDuvel General Beer Discussion 4 06-30-2011 07:49 AM
Looking for a good summer beer Hastur General Beer Discussion 5 05-05-2011 05:22 AM
what is this recipe, would it be good JBrady General Beer Discussion 2 01-04-2010 03:01 PM
Grapefruit citrusy aromas woofy General Beer Discussion 7 10-31-2005 08:49 PM


Forum Jump