Working up an AG version (5 gallons). Haven't put it in BeerSmith yet, but will before I brew.
I looked at the composition of the Wheat DME (Briess) to figure out a good conversion. They state it's 65/35 Wheat/Barley. Using that with a 1.26 multiplier to go from DME to grain, I came up with the numbers below. I also added some Carapils for addtional body / head. Finally, I'm thinking of going with White Wheat as that will likely result in even more of a wife pleaser beer.
(Note: I have some sort of internal defect that forces me to round numbers.
Long ago I gave up fighting it. So the #'s that I calc'd were slightly different than those below)
- White Wheat - 5#
- Pale 2 Row - 2.5#
- Carapils - .5#
- Hallertauer 1 oz (60 min)
- 2 each Lemon & Orange Zest
- Wyeast 3068
Going with the Wyeast 3068 as I've got a Schneier Weiss on tap and want to use at least a 2nd generation yeast.
One question -- I've seen some folks in the thread go with a longer mash time (90-120 minutes). What's the rationale? The wheat malt? Would you get better results with a longer mash with wheat (similar to what you would get with a decoction mash)?