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Old 06-01-2012, 05:46 AM   #1
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6 lbs breiss two row
6 lbs white wheat malt
.2 oz amarillo (60 mins)
.2 oz amarillo (15 mins)
.2 oz amarillo (5mins)
Zest of one orange (5mins)
- mashed at 154 for 90 minutes
- Batch sparged at 170 let sit for
Ten minutes then drained.
- boiled it down to 5.5 gallons
- OG: 1.060

Its not done yet, well actually not even close but while taking a hydrometer reading i decided to just drink the little bit i used for the reading...AMAZING! It tasted so good!! I know that im not even close but im pretty excited! Its been fermenting for about 8 days now and i think im going to rack to secondary with the zest of 2 or three oranges because the orange flavor is barely noticable if even at all. Im in pretty high hopes for this one though!


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Old 06-01-2012, 12:20 PM   #2
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Sounds great! What yeast did you end up using for this one? Had a similar brew in mind. I've had a little better fortune once I moved my zest/spice additions back to knockout recently. With the essential oils and such being so volatile I have noticed that the aromas and flavors make it through primary a little better. But racking onto the zest will definitely bring back some of those aromas.
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Old 06-01-2012, 07:00 PM   #3
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I ended up using us-05 and from what i tasted last night that was a pretty good decision. Next time though i may try an actual yeast designed for wheats though... we will see. Ya i want a nice orange taste/aroma and even though this beer tasted excellent i still need to add that little exctra orange zest just to boost the flavor and aroma a little bit.
Anyone have any thoughts or suggestions for that next time i try this recipe or maybe one similar that would taste good?
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