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Old 01-25-2012, 02:04 PM   #1
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so my family is going to the beach @ the beginning of June and I want to brew up a batch to take down... I want something that will appeal to everyone... A summery wheat ale w/ a hint of coconut sounds perfect for drinking on the beach...

anyone have any luck with this before?

I pulled this recipe from another website... anyone see anything that would need tweaked???

for the coconut, i am thinking 1 pound toasted shredded coconut (organic)... toast in the oven @ 325 for 10-15 minutes or so and leave in the secondary for 2 or 3 weeks.

* 5 lbs wheat malt
* 1 lb British pale ale malt
* 0.5 oz Cascade whole hops (alpha acid = 5.5%) 60 min
* 0.5 oz Cascade 10 min
* 0.5 oz Cascade steep
* Wyeast #1968 (London ESB)

what do you all think about that????

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Old 01-25-2012, 02:43 PM   #2
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wondering if that yeast would be right too....

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Old 01-25-2012, 02:53 PM   #3
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The grain bill sounds ok to me. When you say "steep" for the last hop addition are you planning to dry hop or put in at flameout? I would probably skip that part since the hop aroma might trump any coconut aroma. Also, 1lb of coconut probably would be barely detectable. Coconut isn't a very strong flavor in and of itself and I've personally found when using fruit several pounds are often needed for a discernible taste contribution. But, I've never used coconut yet so for all I know it could be an exception, I doubt it though.

Oh, and for the yeast why not use an american wheat yeast or an american ale yeast?

*EDIT - also just realized that grain bill is a bit light at only 6 lbs. I would probably up it to 8-9lbs myself. But that is all preference really.


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Old 01-25-2012, 03:36 PM   #4
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I just brewed an Orange Honey What and my grain bill was only 8.75lbs. Wish I would have done more like 10 lbs, but my efficency isn't the best. It's going to be a small beer. You might want to think about upping the grains.

Also I suggest Wyeast 1056 as well if this is going to be more of an American Wheat Beer.

 
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Old 01-25-2012, 10:24 PM   #5
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thanks for the helpful replies!

I don't want to make it too crazy, as some of the ladies are only used to drinking crap beer. ie: bud light, miller light, etc... weak, i know...

but i'm gonna do a batch that i will enjoy too... probably a nice ESB!

 
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Old 01-25-2012, 10:26 PM   #6
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Best of luck!

I'll openly admit I still drink Bud Light.

 
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Old 01-25-2012, 10:40 PM   #7
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I have never thought of using coconut before but I certainly will now!!! I agree that the grain bill may be a little light but it's whatever you want it to be. Update us with how it turns out. My interest is piqued.

 
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Old 01-25-2012, 11:09 PM   #8
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Best of luck!

I'll openly admit I still drink Bud Light.
I prefer homebrew and craft beer to yellow fizzie beer. However, there is nothing wrong with enjoying one on a hot day or at the ball game. They serve a purpose occasionally.

 
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Old 01-25-2012, 11:44 PM   #9
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Absolutely Grinnan. "And a time to every purpose, under Heaven"



 
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