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White Wheat Wonder (now with pictures)
« on: January 20, 2013, 01:41:58 PM »
I am taking advantage of the cold weather to brew this up today.

BeerSmith 2 Recipe Printout - http://www.beersmith.com
Recipe: White Wheat Wonder
Brewer: Roger
Asst Brewer: Ralph The Wonderdog
Style: American Wheat or Rye Beer
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (30.0)

Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 5.70 gal
Post Boil Volume: 5.20 gal
Batch Size (fermenter): 5.00 gal   
Bottling Volume: 5.00 gal
Estimated OG: 1.048 SG
Estimated Color: 3.8 SRM
Estimated IBU: 28.3 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 72.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 72.0 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt                   Name                                     Type          #        %/IBU         
6 lbs                 Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM)           Grain         1        66.7 %       
3 lbs                 White Wheat Malt (2.4 SRM)               Grain         2        33.3 %       
0.25 oz               Citra [14.50 %] - Boil 60.0 min          Hop           3        14.7 IBUs     
0.50 oz               Citra [14.50 %] - Boil 10.0 min          Hop           4        10.6 IBUs     
0.25 oz               Citra [14.50 %] - Boil 5.0 min           Hop           5        2.9 IBUs     
1.0 pkg               Safale American  (DCL/Fermentis #US-05)  Yeast         6        -             


Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge
Total Grain Weight: 9 lbs
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Name              Description                             Step Temperat Step Time     
Mash In           Add 12.25 qt of water at 162.7 F        152.0 F       60 min       

Sparge: Batch sparge with 1 step of 168.0 F water



« Last Edit: February 10, 2013, 02:07:30 PM by gymrat »
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Re: White Wheat Wonder
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2013, 01:31:37 PM »
I bottled this today. From the sample I took from the fermenter I must say I hit this one right on the head. I could definitely taste the citra hops but they were not overpowering by any means. They simply had a "presence". I can't wait to try a bottle of this next week.
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Re: White Wheat Wonder
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2013, 02:39:49 PM »
Congratz Gymrat. It must feel really good to know your process is down the way you want it to be able to hit a recipe on the head. I hope it comes out wonderful. I am brewing a 6 row/6 adjunct cream ale right now. (crosses fingers).

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Re: White Wheat Wonder
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2013, 09:19:28 AM »
That should be spectacular. Best of luck with it.
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Re: White Wheat Wonder
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2013, 09:03:13 AM »
I make one very similar but I add 1 oz of citra at 15 mins and 1/2 oz of either citra or amarillo at 5 mins and that's all.  I skip the 60 min addition and get a real nice bitterness with abundant hop flavour and aroma. Just something to consider although if yours is working for you, don't change it.  I just like the late hopped character in a wheat beer for some reason.
Glad you've got it under control. 

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Re: White Wheat Wonder
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2013, 10:09:13 AM »
Thanks. I tried a bottle of this stuff last night. I am absolutely amazed at how much hop character I got from just 1 ounce. Those citras must be some potent hops. My beer is absolutely delicious.
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Re: White Wheat Wonder (now with pictures)
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Re: White Wheat Wonder (now with pictures)
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2013, 02:12:59 PM »
That's pretty!  Send one my way!   :D
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Re: White Wheat Wonder (now with pictures)
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2013, 12:29:06 PM »
I had 8 guys over after work Friday. The beer that was the most popular was my White Wheat Wonder so I am making more today. I am changing 2 things. Instead of 6lbs 2 row and 3lbs white wheat, I am doing 5lbs 2 row and 4lbs white wheat. The other is instead of S 05 I am trying out the new BRY 97.
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