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what do you think of my american pale wheat ale recipe?

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deepsouth:
i'm brewing a couple beers for my belated 40th birthday party (sometime in august).  i'm not big on wheat beers, but my buddy had some of a wheat beer kit he wasn't using, so i grabbed it from him and i modified it to make it a pale wheat ale.  here goes....

i'll be doing a full boil.

7 lbs wheat lme
.5 lbs munich lme
2 lbs extra light dme

1 oz kent goldings @ 60
.5 oz simcoe @ 60
.25 oz hallertauer @ 60

.5 oz kent goldings @ 20
.25 oz hallerauer @ 20
.5 oz simcoe @ 20

.5 oz simcoe @ 0
.5 oz kent goldings @ 0
.5 oz hallertauer @ 0

white labs american hefeweizen yeast (w/ 1500 ml starter) wlp320

The wheat extract is a blend of 40% wheat malt and 60% 2-row barley.

The Munich extract is a blend of 40% Munich malt and 60% 2-row.


estimates:
1.068 OG
51 IBU



this is going to be my "light" beer.

my other beer is going to be a double ipa brewed with maris otter and belgian pale as the base malts and ringwood ale or american ale II yeast, but i haven't worked out specifics on that one yet.  it's going to be all grain.


thanks in advance.

majorvices:
I think it looks pretty tasty, myself. Personally, I'd rather get the OG/BU ratio closer (get the BUs up around 70) but that's just me.

deepsouth:

--- Quote from: majorvices on May 24, 2010, 06:24:53 AM ---I think it looks pretty tasty, myself. Personally, I'd rather get the OG/BU ratio closer (get the BUs up around 70) but that's just me.

--- End quote ---


so you think i could pull off more hops in the beer without it being to bitter?


how does the revision look?

richardt:
From the BJCP Style Guidelines:
American Pale Ale Vital Statistics: OG: 1.045 – 1.060, IBUs: 30 – 45, FG: 1.010 – 1.015, SRM: 5 – 14, ABV: 4.5 – 6.2%.
American Wheat Beer Vital Statistics: OG: 1.040 – 1.055, IBUs: 15 – 30, FG: 1.008 – 1.013, SRM: 3 – 6, ABV: 4 – 5.5%

Your Pale Wheat Ale estimates: OG:  1.069, IBUs: 51.

You're already a little higher than the pale ale style guidelines for both OG and IBU's but the ratio seems the same. 
It's almost an Imperial Pale Wheat Ale.  ( ;)you've made a new style, perhaps?)

I'd stay closer to what you already have (i.e., I would not bump up to 70 IBUs).  It looks like a delicious recipe.

deepsouth:
thanks.

my other is going to be a hop monster, so this one i'll probably leave where it is now.

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