I recently read an article about using Citra hops in a wheat beer. Also saw something about brewing with rose hips. AND I've been thinking about trying (again) to brew with yeast harvested from Hoegaarden bottles. Rather than try these individually... I figured I would lump them all into one experimental batch. Here's what I have so far. Let me know what you think.
"Flower Gaarden" Wheat
.5lbs pale wheat (steeped)
.5lbs flaked wheat (steeped)
.5lbs belgian aromatic (steeped)
3lbs Wheat DME (60min)
3lbs Pilsen Light DME (60min)
.5oz Citra (30min)
1oz Rose Hips (10min)
1oz Coriander (10min)
.5oz Citra (10min)
- I hope to harvest yeast from at least six 12oz bottles of Hoegaarden. Then step that up to a 2liter starter on a stir plate.
- Depending on the intensity of the flavor from the rose hips, I may add another ounce to the secondary.
- Boil times for the Citra are meant to get the full flavor of the hops, but to keep the IBUs at 30 or less. I also dont want to overdo it on the citra and cover up the flavor of the rose hips
- Im shooting for an ABV around 5%. I may have to add some corn sugar or light DME to get there... but I dont want to do anything that might mask or conflict with the other flavors.