My first Extract Brew! Citra Wheat IPA

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goughm87

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This was my first extract brew and my first non-Mr.Beer kit. I decided to go with something totally different than the usual: Citra Wheat IPA. I am doing 1/2 size batches because I do not have room for 50 bottles lol. Also, I have to do partial boils because I have an electric glass stove (would take FOREVER to get 3 gallons to a boil)
Batch: 2.5 gallons
Boil: 1.5 gallons
2# Wheat DME
1# Amber DME
4oz Honey
8oz Flaked Wheat
1oz Citra Hops
1oz Cascade Hops
1 tsp Irish Moss
1oz Bitter Orange Peel
*Calculation from beercalculus.com
Color: 7
Bite: 51.5
ALC: 6.0%

BOIL:
.5oz Citra @ 60
.5oz Citra @ 30
Irish Moss @15
Cascade @ 5
Orange Peel @ 1
 
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Here are some pictures for entertainment and possibly educational purposes:
Pic#1 Ingredients
Pic#2 Steeping Wheat
Pic#3 Witty Monk Witbier (My last Mr.Beer brew, delicious!)
Pic#4 Start of Boil
Pic#5 2nd Hops addition

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Witty Monk.jpg


Boil.jpg


2nd Hops.jpg
 
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Hopefully I'll get better at posting soon, but here are a few more pics:
Pic#1 My heat booster (Get the boil going)
Pic#2 My "wort chiller", worked really well actually
Pic#3 Ready to go
Pic#4 Next morning, bubbling away!!!

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Checked a sample today, 1 week into fermentation, looking and smelling AWESOME!
Merry christmas to all!
 

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Merry Christmas to you too, and a happy New Year. I'd be really interested to hear how this turns out. I love citra hops, and I've been thinking about brewing a wheat IPA to see how it would be to have an IPA with some more mouth feel.
 

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Very nice, looks like a cool simple setup. Glad to see you're enjoying your transition into extract brewing. Good luck and Happy new years.
 

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This sounds pretty good. You gonna dry hop it? Let us know how it turns out. I'm pretty sure I'm gonna brew this soon.
 

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I had a delicious German Wheat IPA a couple of months ago at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival and it was outstanding! One of the best aromas ever. I looked up the beer and they used all cascade. Anyway, I'll be interested to see how this turns out because I want to do one of these soon. Good Luck!
 
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