American Wheat Beer Machinist American Wheat

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All beers need a story so here it is. My stepsons last day home from A school (US Navy) was yesterday and he is leaving this morning to his first duty station. He will be serving as a Machinist Mate. That's when it hit me....The perfect name for this brew is Machinist American Wheat! This American Wheat ale recipe that is a pinch hoppy and keg hopped. It has a nice citrus bite and honestly would be one heckuva lawnmower brew! The yeast that was used was Mcguires Irish Pub Pensacola, FL proprietary house yeast but I think Wyeast 1007 pitched very heavy and fermented around 58F-60F would be clean/malt forward enough to work just fine. I do think this would be a bit much for someone that is mostly a macro lager drinker, but, for someone looking for a crisp, refreshing, citrusy hopped brew this hits all the marks.

Notes on this recipe:

I used Pace, FL tap water Campden treated and dosed with lactic acid to get the mash to around 5.3 PH but anywhere in the 5.25 - 5.4 range should be just fine. Pace, FL water is very soft, almost bare, with around 35-40 tds unfiltered so any soft/low mineral water should work here. Now I did add 4.4 grams of yeast nutrient at 10 min in the boil with whirlfloc and 1ml lactic acid. The lactic acid boil addition was a recommendation from a local probrewer. This will not be fined on the cold side.

Title: Machinist Wheat - Brewed

Brew Method: All Grain
Style Name: American Wheat Beer
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 5.5 gallons (fermentor volume)
Boil Size: 6.75 gallons
Boil Gravity: 1.043
Efficiency: 73% (brew house)

Hop Utilization Multiplier: 1

STATS:
Original Gravity: 1.048
Final Gravity: 1.011
ABV (standard): 4.85%
IBU (tinseth): 20.39
SRM (morey): 3.53
Mash pH: 5.29

FERMENTABLES:
6.75 lb - Weyermann Pilsner (67.5%)
2.75 lb - BEST Wheat Malt (27.5%)
0.5 lb - BEST Munich (5%)

HOPS:
0.2 oz - Centennial, Type: Pellet, AA: 10.4, Use: First Wort, IBU: 8.41
0.2 oz - Centennial, Type: Pellet, AA: 10.4, Use: Boil for 20 min, IBU: 4.63
2 oz - Amarillo, Type: Pellet, AA: 9.3, Use: Whirlpool for 20 min at 170 °F, IBU: 7.35
1.5 oz - Citra, Type: Pellet, AA: 11, Use: Keg Hop (Dry hop would work as well)

YEAST:
Wyeast - German Ale 1007

MASH GUIDELINES:
1) Strike, Start Temp: 162 F, Target Temp: 152 F, Time: 60 min, Amount: 4.5 gal
Starting Mash Thickness: 1.8 qt/lb
Starting Grain Temp: 65 °F
 

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I have a family reunion coming up and was thinking American Wheat. Being an X- Machinist Mate this looks awesome. For thermal dynamics and physics there isn't a better on the job training.
 
I have a family reunion coming up and was thinking American Wheat. Being an X- Machinist Mate this looks awesome. For thermal dynamics and physics there isn't a better on the job training.
Thank you for you service! I would HIGHLY recommend this brew. My other stepson, that doesn't even like beer, enjoyed this one. He said it actually has a good bit of flavor to it. Going to be rebrewing this recipe over the weekend. This is just so flippin good!
 
Took a growler to a brewery this weekend and got really good feedback! Ended up dropping off a bottle at another local brewery and got very positive feedback too! Yep this one is staying on normal summer rotation!
 
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