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Old 12-18-2011, 03:54 PM   #1
goughm87
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Dec 2011
Wharton, NJ
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This was my first extract brew and my first non-Mr.Beer kit. I decided to go with something totally different than the usual: Citra Wheat IPA. I am doing 1/2 size batches because I do not have room for 50 bottles lol. Also, I have to do partial boils because I have an electric glass stove (would take FOREVER to get 3 gallons to a boil)
Batch: 2.5 gallons
Boil: 1.5 gallons
2# Wheat DME
1# Amber DME
4oz Honey
8oz Flaked Wheat
1oz Citra Hops
1oz Cascade Hops
1 tsp Irish Moss
1oz Bitter Orange Peel
*Calculation from beercalculus.com
Color: 7
Bite: 51.5
ALC: 6.0%

BOIL:
.5oz Citra @ 60
.5oz Citra @ 30
Irish Moss @15
Cascade @ 5
Orange Peel @ 1



 
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Old 12-18-2011, 04:00 PM   #2
goughm87
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Dec 2011
Wharton, NJ
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Here are some pictures for entertainment and possibly educational purposes:
Pic#1 Ingredients
Pic#2 Steeping Wheat
Pic#3 Witty Monk Witbier (My last Mr.Beer brew, delicious!)
Pic#4 Start of Boil
Pic#5 2nd Hops addition


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Old 12-18-2011, 04:03 PM   #3
goughm87
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Dec 2011
Wharton, NJ
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Hopefully I'll get better at posting soon, but here are a few more pics:
Pic#1 My heat booster (Get the boil going)
Pic#2 My "wort chiller", worked really well actually
Pic#3 Ready to go
Pic#4 Next morning, bubbling away!!!
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Old 12-25-2011, 04:20 PM   #4
goughm87
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Dec 2011
Wharton, NJ
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Checked a sample today, 1 week into fermentation, looking and smelling AWESOME!
Merry christmas to all!

 
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Old 12-30-2011, 02:24 AM   #5
StophJS
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Sep 2011
Grand Rapids, MI
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Merry Christmas to you too, and a happy New Year. I'd be really interested to hear how this turns out. I love citra hops, and I've been thinking about brewing a wheat IPA to see how it would be to have an IPA with some more mouth feel.

 
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Old 12-30-2011, 03:20 AM   #6
jojomonkey
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Dec 2011
Spring Lake, MI
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Very nice, looks like a cool simple setup. Glad to see you're enjoying your transition into extract brewing. Good luck and Happy new years.

 
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Old 12-30-2011, 08:52 AM   #7
kevokie
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Nov 2007
Bristow, OK
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This sounds pretty good. You gonna dry hop it? Let us know how it turns out. I'm pretty sure I'm gonna brew this soon.

 
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Old 12-30-2011, 01:28 PM   #8
ValleyBrew
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Dec 2011
Staunton, VA
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I had a delicious German Wheat IPA a couple of months ago at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival and it was outstanding! One of the best aromas ever. I looked up the beer and they used all cascade. Anyway, I'll be interested to see how this turns out because I want to do one of these soon. Good Luck!

 
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Old 01-21-2012, 10:58 PM   #9
goughm87
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Dec 2011
Wharton, NJ
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Tried it today, 2 weeks after bottling.... EXCELLENT



 
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