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aeviaanah

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Im planning on brewing an american wheat beer 10ibu or so. Any of you have experience with wheat beers using these hops I have on hand?

Citra
Saaz
Summit
Warrior
Williamette
 
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There is a very popular "Centennial Wheat" recipe here on HBT (I'm actually drinking one right now). I think it could be easily adapted to Citra and Willamette in particular. Saaz too. Don't have any experience outside with Summit/Warrior outside of using as bittering hops in big hoppy beers.
 
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There is a very popular "Centennial Wheat" recipe here on HBT (I'm actually drinking one right now). I think it could be easily adapted to Citra and Willamette in particular. Saaz too. Don't have any experience outside with Summit/Warrior outside of using as bittering hops in big hoppy beers.
Awesome thanks for the reply. I take it the three u mentioned are related to centennial?
 

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I've done an American wheat with Warrior as my bittering hop, and a little bit of Cascade for flavor. I've tried several variants of this and now prefer to only use First Wort Hops for bittering. I make a single addition of Cascade at 5-mins left. I like to keep it under 20 IBU total. I think your Saaz would make a good late addition instead of Cascade. Just don't overdo it! :)

Since I am all-grain, I do like to use 50% distilled water when I mash this one, along with some CaCl and CaSO4.. It helps my water chemistry for such a light colored brew..

Good luck!
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I've done an American wheat with Warrior as my bittering hop, and a little bit of Cascade for flavor. I've tried several variants of this and now prefer to only use First Wort Hops for bittering. I make a single addition of Cascade at 5-mins left. I like to keep it under 20 IBU total. I think your Saaz would make a good late addition instead of Cascade. Just don't overdo it! :)

Since I am all-grain, I do like to use 50% distilled water when I mash this one, along with some CaCl and CaSO4.. It helps my water chemistry for such a light colored brew..

Good luck!
--LexusChris
Thanks for the help I think I'll take your advice. I may use three hops in low quantities for aroma. This too will be all grain.
 
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