American Wheat Beer Gumballhead inspired WPA - Page 23 - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > HomeBrewTalk.com Recipe Database > Homebrew Ale Recipes > American Wheat Beer Gumballhead inspired WPA

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 09-13-2012, 02:49 AM   #221
JonGrafto
 
JonGrafto's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2012
Central Part of the State..., WI
Posts: 1,873
Liked 157 Times on 114 Posts


I just entered my first competition with this beer ( I entered it in the American Wheat 6D category) and scored a 40 !!!!
Woot... The only thing I was disappointed with was the fact that I only placed 3rd.... IN MY CATEGORY!!! Stiff competition...

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2012, 12:21 PM   #222
cuinrearview
 
cuinrearview's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2008
Delton, MI
Posts: 1,152
Liked 7 Times on 5 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by JonGrafto View Post
I just entered my first competition with this beer ( I entered it in the American Wheat 6D category) and scored a 40 !!!!
Woot... The only thing I was disappointed with was the fact that I only placed 3rd.... IN MY CATEGORY!!! Stiff competition...
Congratulations! Did you get notes from the judges? If so, what kinds of comments were given?
__________________
Looking forward to brewing some beer

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2012, 02:26 PM   #223
JonGrafto
 
JonGrafto's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2012
Central Part of the State..., WI
Posts: 1,873
Liked 157 Times on 114 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by cuinrearview

Congratulations! Did you get notes from the judges? If so, what kinds of comments were given?
I haven't gotten the notes back yet. The awards ceremony is this weekend at the brew festival. I can pick up the score sheets and award then or they mail it out next week. Not sure of I can get to the festival though. Almost 2 hours away and me without a DD.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Whattawort View Post
Looks like a zombie took a dump in your bucket after a night of binging on hot arse and cabbage.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2012, 06:22 PM   #224
JonGrafto
 
JonGrafto's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2012
Central Part of the State..., WI
Posts: 1,873
Liked 157 Times on 114 Posts


Just got my notes back from the competition. Overall I am happy with the feedback and the scores.

Here they are as followed:

1st judge

Aroma 10/12 - Medium-high citrus aroma up front. Grapefruit skin. Moderately-low fruity esters. No diacetyl or DMS

Appearance 3/3 - Rich gold color. Brilliant clarity. Off-white head pours full and lingers as a ring of small bubbles.

Flavor 16/20 - Medium-high citrus up front. Grainy malt follows. Balanced toward the hops with enough malt to balance. Medium-high bitterness. Finishes Dry.

Mouthfeel 4/5 - Medium-high carbonation keeps it lively. Medium-light body. Low alcohol warmth. Slightly creamy but still crisp. Not astringent.

Overall Impression 7/10 - Crisp and balanced. Refreshing beer. A touch more carbonation would help continued drinkability, but nice job overall. (I kegged this beer and just filled straight from my taps without the use of a beer-gun or counterpressure filler. That may have led to a loss in a little carbonation.)

Overall Score 40/50


2nd judge:

Aroma 10/12 - Strong citrus & piney hop aroma. Moderate pale malt aroma. Hop aroma is pleasant but a bit high for this style. No banana/clove.

Appearance 3/3 - Medium gold color with good clarity. Medium white head with fair retention.

Flavor 14/20 - Strong citrusy/piney hop flavor. Med-high hop bitterness. Med-low biscuity flavors as well as wheat character.

Mouthfeel 4/5 - Medium body with a slightly dry finish. Medium carbonation is a bit low for the style. Very slight warming.

Overall Impression 8/10 - Very pleasant beer. Tweak the hop profile down a bit. No off flavors. Good balance with the wheat character.

Overall Score: 39/50

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2013, 05:19 AM   #225
chemdoc
Recipes 
 
Jun 2012
Posts: 46
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


Brewed this up a week before Christmas. Bottled two weeks ago, but couldn't wait. Tried it last night and... Wow! Great beer. Much more than I was expecting. This beer really does a great job of showcasing the hops. I think Amarillo may be my new favorite. Thanks for the recipe. Definitely going to brew again.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2013, 02:35 AM   #226
BPhad
Recipes 
 
Feb 2012
Will County, Illinois
Posts: 241
Liked 10 Times on 7 Posts


Brewed this in early January and put it in Babble Brew Off where it scored a 35 and took silver in American Wheat/Rye. Thanks for the great recipe.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2013, 09:10 PM   #227
nullifidian
Recipes 
 
Feb 2012
Posts: 11
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


Made this with el dorado instead of amarillo. This is my first time using el dorado hops, so i chose this recipe to really put the hop flavor on display. After 2 weeks in bottles, I tried my first today. Tremendous beer, although a bit green. Obviously, not gumballhead, but just as good.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2013, 07:59 PM   #228
marvinsjunk
Recipes 
 
May 2013
Indianapolis, IN
Posts: 70
Liked 9 Times on 7 Posts


We made this one 2 weeks ago. It was our first all-grain batch using BIAB. I can't remember if the recipe came from this thread, but the one I used called for 6 lbs white wheat, 5 lbs 2 row, and 1 lb caravienne. My dyslexia kicked in and I actually had 5 lbs of white wheat and 6 lbs of 2 row. Mash started at 153 and dropped to about 150 after 75 min. OG was dead nuts at 1.054. Used S04 dry yeast.

Curiously, took a gravity reading today before dry hopping and FG is 1.006. This attenuated a lot more than I expected. The gravity sample tasted good, but not surprisingly it had a lot of alcohol warmth. I don't have any software to easily calculate what OG and FG should have been with the extra 2 row. Do you guys think the FG was so low because of the extra 2 row, or was it more likely something to do with the mash temp/time?

Really looking forward to drinking this in a few weeks after DH and bottling. Thanks for the recipe and any help.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2013, 08:20 PM   #229
dominic_mercier
Recipes 
 
Mar 2013
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Posts: 7


I've got 9.5 pounds of damn fine smelling grist in my office. Making this Sunday as my first BIAB/all grain venture. Really looking forward to it.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2013, 03:52 AM   #230
Nargan
Recipes 
 
May 2013
Portland, Oregon
Posts: 29
Liked 7 Times on 5 Posts


Just made the "updated" extract version of this, today. REALLY looking forward to having a viable summer beer ready soon while I wait for my big IIPA to carbonate. I was shooting for an OG of 1.057 and hit 1.055 which is the closest I've been to hitting my target yet.

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
American Wheat Beer Gumballhead Clone gruversm Homebrew Ale Recipes 3 09-28-2015 01:11 AM
ISO Gumballhead smfish Sampling and Critiquing and Beer Swapping 3 04-05-2015 02:04 PM
All-Grain: Something Like Gumballhead LoneWolfPR Recipes/Ingredients 16 08-10-2012 04:47 AM
Which Yeast in a Gumballhead? Cubslover Fermentation & Yeast 7 02-28-2012 02:01 PM
Gumballhead Chudz Commercial Brew Discussion 3 01-19-2010 04:27 PM


Forum Jump