Just posted my proposed recipe for a Alfalfa Honey American Rye Ale, and would like to introduce my proposed recipe for an Orange Blossom Honey American Wheat Ale as well. Loosely based on the American Wheat from BCS, but with the addition of some orange blossom honey, orange peel (both bitter and sweet), and coriander.
Orange Blossom Honey Wheat
Anticipated OG- 1.052
Anticipated FG- 1.013
Anticipated attenuation- 77%
60 min boil
6.5 gal preboil, 5.5 gal batch size
Mash @ 152F for ~60 min
5.75 lb American 2-row
5.75 lb American wheat
1 lb Orange blossom honey (5 min)
0.50 oz Coriander, ground (5 min)
0.25 oz Bitter orange peel, ground (5 min)
0.25 oz Sweet orange peel, ground (5 min)
1.0 oz Willamette (5.0%) @ 60 min- 20.3 IBUs
0.3 oz Centennial (9.0%) @ flameout- 0 IBUs
Wyeast 1010 American Wheat
Obviously this isn't going to a true to style American wheat, but I think it would make a very good slightly citrusy wheat beer. I'm kind of moving into Belgian Wit territory, but wanted to keep it with American hops and the milder American wheat yeast character. I may consider altering my amount of coriander addition, as well as my choice to include both bitter and sweet orange peel. May also consider adding the orange blossom honey at flameout instead of 5 minutes, in order to further preserve my varietal honey character.
You may notice that, based upon my recipe, my efficiency is fairly low (~63%), but I would like to keep the discussion here on my recipe formulation, not on my mashing techniques. Thanks for looking, and I'll look forward to your input!