Any one know a good american wheat for buddies first brew?

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Mutilated1

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Here is an easy one that I enjoy.

5# Wheat Spray Malt
.5oz Perle Pellets for 60 minutes

Super easy for a beginner and tastes really good too.
 

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I was just saying to maybe mention one. Like Wyeast 1010 or WLP320. Just whatever you use, expecially since it is a wheat.
 

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Would like to know what kind of yeast you use (dry preferably). Been wanting a wheat and it is only my third batch (first non-kit).

No added grains or anything?
 

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US-05 is fine for an American Wheat. Any "American Ale" type of yeast will work since you're looking for something clean and dry without much yeast character.
 

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Would like to know what kind of yeast you use (dry preferably). Been wanting a wheat and it is only my third batch (first non-kit).

No added grains or anything?
If you are looking for dry, I think US-05 would work great.
 

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Personally, I'd add 1/2 oz of cascade at 10 and another 1/2 oz at flameout. It's all personal preference though. Tell him that you're working up a recipe and ask if he wants any hop flavor or aroma. It'll be tasty with or without these additions. You can adjust from there.
 

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WB-06 is a nice dry yeast for an American Wheat. I use it quite often. According to Fermentis "The yeast produces subtle estery and phenol flavour notes typical of wheat beers." Obviously this strain isn't as clean-fermenting as US-05, but it also isn't something you would use if you wanted a German weizen style either. Its kind of in between. So I guess if you want a true American Wheat then I wouldn't use it, but if you want to give it a little something extra I would consider it.
 

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6# wheat DME
1# flaked wheat steeped at 150 for 30 mins
1 oz. hops of your choice i like tettanager, something low in AA% IMO.
safale US-05

this is what i have brewing right now and it seems to be great for a first brew.

American wheats seem to hold true to the acronym K.I.S.S.
 

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Next time I make a American Wheat I'm using K-96. I'm not going to be using Cascade either. I think I'll go spicy, earthy and maybe floral for the hops.
 

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So I took a gravity reading the other day and tasted my hefe. It was tasty.

4.5 gallons h2o
6.6 lbs Wheat LME
1 oz sterling (8.0 AA) (60 mins)
1 oz vanguard (5.4%) (10 mins)
1 oz bitter orange peel (5 mins)
1 oz sweet orange peel (5 mins)
1 oz coriander (5 mins)
1 oz sterling (flame out)

Topped to 5.25 gallons
White Labs American hefe yeast

First try at a hefe. Tasted good at room temp. Has been in the primary 21 days. Just ready to bottle.

I am afraid i used too much orange peel. Oh well
 
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