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Offline samaral

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Hoppy dark wheat ale
« on: March 06, 2015, 09:59:19 PM »
I put together this recipe. I wanted to brew something different. I decided not to pick a style and build my recipe from there. I just went wit ingredients I like.
65% maris otter 35% wheat malt 5% midnight wheat.
1/2 oz bravo@ 60
1 oz centennial@15
1 oz cascade@ 0
1 oz Amarillo@ 0
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Re: Hoppy dark wheat ale
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2015, 10:10:03 PM »
I once did 70% MO, 20% North Am. 2-Row, 10% White Wheat bombed with Simcoe, Galaxy, Citra, Centennial, and Cascade (about 1.5oz/gallon total hops) with Belle Saison. Then I begged it with some frozen peaches.

Similar to what you said it made so sense stylistically (Would be a Pale Ale/Session IPA I suppose if I switched yeast) but came out pretty awesome so I'd say go for it. Sounds like it would be almost like a session India Black Ale.

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Re: Hoppy dark wheat ale
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2015, 10:37:56 PM »
It wasn't dark, but a few years ago I had a hoppy wheat that used Falconer's flight and was very good.
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Re: Hoppy dark wheat ale
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2015, 10:38:56 PM »
Once did a black wheat with bravo and cascade. I didn't make it hoppy enough to overcome the dark malts and it just tasted strange. That was the first time I used Bravo. I have used it a couple times since and realize that I don't like it.

Should be an interesting beer.
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Re: Hoppy dark wheat ale
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2015, 10:55:32 PM »
Sort of a hoppy American dunkelweizen. I don't know what your IBUs are but that is something I would watch for with the MO and wheat. You could end up a touch too sweet without enough IBUs to balance.
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Re: Hoppy dark wheat ale
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2015, 12:34:24 AM »
It going to be about 37ibu's. I like bravo as a bittering hop, not so much at the eand of the boil.

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Re: Hoppy dark wheat ale
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2015, 01:30:01 AM »
Sounds like a tasty beer. If it were me, I'd be tempted to use an English ale yeast and swap the Cascade for EKG's, but it looks really good as-is.

You're definitely following a prudent course by keeping the grain bill simple on a beer where you're not sticking to a style. You run into a lot less risk of flavors clashing.
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