Extract + Specialty Grains
3 lb 5 oz Wheat DME
3 lb 5 oz Wheat DME (Late addition)
1 lb Orange Blossom Honey (Late addition)
8 oz Honey Malt
0.75 oz Mt. Hood (bittering - boil 60)
0.75 oz Mt. Hood (bittering - boil 20)
1 oz Centennial (aroma - boil 1 min)
Safale US-05 Dry Yeast
zest of 2 oranges (boil 15)
My typical boil is a 3 gallon stovetop boil, but I am going to move up to a full boil soon. Hopville calculated the IBUs based on a 3 gallon boil.
This is the one of the first recipes I have written, and I would love some feedback. I was initially looking for a session honey wheat with a touch of citrus, but this is coming out as 6.7% ABV. How can I tone the alcohol level down? I do plan on having the honey/wheat/orange combination for a spring and summer ale on tap. What do you think?
I look forward to your suggestions!