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Ralph's Summer Wheat
« on: April 20, 2014, 01:55:23 PM »
I am giving Wakatu hops a try. I hear they taste a bit like lime so I thought they would be great for a summer wheat beer. My hop stand was for half an hour beginning at 160F.

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Recipe: Ralph's Summer Ale
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: 1.049 SG
Estimated Color: 3.8 SRM
Estimated IBU: 48.6 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                 Brewer's Malt, 2-Row, Premium (Great Wes Grain         1        66.7 %       
3 lbs                 White Wheat Malt (2.4 SRM)               Grain         2        33.3 %       
0.50 oz               Wakatu (Hallertau Aroma) [6.50 %] - Firs Hop           3        14.4 IBUs     
2.00 oz               Wakatu (Hallertau Aroma) [6.50 %] - Boil Hop           4        19.0 IBUs     
1.50 oz               Wakatu (Hallertau Aroma) [6.50 %] - Stee Hop           5        15.1 IBUs     
1.0 pkg               Workhorse Beer Yeast (Mangrove Jack's #M Yeast         6        -             


Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Light Body, Batch Sparge
Total Grain Weight: 9 lbs
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Topeka, KS

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Re: Ralph's Summer Wheat
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2014, 03:25:53 PM »
You will have to report back. Its always good to find out about all these new hops.
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Re: Ralph's Summer Wheat
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2014, 05:05:32 AM »
I look forward to hearing how the 160F stand comes out. I'm betting flavor and aroma come out nice. I've been working my way down the temp scale but haven't gotten that low yet. So far, cooler is better IMO - but I know there has to be a threshold temp where it drops off.
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Re: Ralph's Summer Wheat
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2014, 05:08:34 PM »
I kegged this today. The hydrometer sample was incredible. The balance was perfect.The hops do have a hint of lime flavor. Other than that they taste like hallertau (spelling?). I cant wait until this one is ready to serve.
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Re: Ralph's Summer Wheat
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2014, 05:41:53 PM »
That's a lot of bu's for a wheat. Right up my alley. Will have to give these hops a try with my pale lagers.
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Re: Ralph's Summer Wheat
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2014, 04:14:45 PM »
After tasting my hydrometer sample I ordered another half pound of these hops. I am going to wnt to keep a supply of this on hand all summer.
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