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Old 11-19-2011, 06:42 PM   #1
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Hey all I have been extract brewing for about a year, and have done 10 batches or so. I was wondering if anyone had any input and possible suggestions for a hopped up darker wheat. I was thinking of using a simple wheat extract, adding a dark extract (possibly munich), and using chinook hops as the bittering, with liberty as the aroma. I am not sure what grains to steep it with since this is still all kind of experimental. Maybe this sounds off base, and please correct me if I'm wrong. Thank you!


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Old 11-20-2011, 02:54 PM   #2
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Here's a rough guide I came up with based on your information:

5 Gallons
5-6 lbs Wheat extract
1 lbs Munich extract
0-1/2 lb Crystal 60
6-8 oz Chocolate Rye, Chocolate Wheat or Cara Special II
Danstar Munich yeast

Extract can be dry and/or liquid, just won't need as much if dry. You can use some crystal or leave it out, I wouldn't go over 1/2 lb. All 3 of the roasted malts listed are huskless to minimize the acrid bite, pick one. Traditionally dark wheats get their color from Munich and dark crystal but a Black IPA approach using the huskless roasted grains seemed more fitting. I put Danstar Munich for the yeast which for an American style wheat. You can certainly use Nottingham or US-05 for more of a pale ale profile. I left out the hops but just hop it like an Am. pale ale or an IPA.
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Old 11-20-2011, 06:35 PM   #3
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Thank you that's exactly what I was looking for! I'm excited to try to make this beer...it sounds like it oughta be a hit with my family and buddies
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