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Amarillo Wheat?
« on: August 13, 2010, 01:39:39 PM »
I'm brewing an American Wheat this weekend and had one of those Windows 7 moments.  I was going to use Hallertaur for aroma and bittering (10 IBU) but then I thought "Why not try for some hints of orange citrus?"

Any thoughts?
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Re: Amarillo Wheat?
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2010, 01:41:21 PM »
I'm brewing an American Wheat this weekend and had one of those Windows 7 moments.  I was going to use Hallertaur for aroma and bittering (10 IBU) but then I thought "Why not try for some hints of orange citrus?"

Any thoughts?

why not - look up Three Floyds Gumballhead...  ;)
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Re: Amarillo Wheat?
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2010, 01:43:32 PM »
Go, "American Wheat" - this is a Gumballhead clone hop schedule

Hop Schedule (27 IBU)

1/4 oz. - Amarillo - First Wort Hop
1/4 oz. - Amarillo - 60 min.
1/2 oz. - Amarillo - 15 min.
1.25 oz. - Amarillo - 5 min.
1 oz. - Amarillo - 1 min.
1.5 oz. - Amarillo - Dry Hop
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Re: Amarillo Wheat?
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2010, 01:44:10 PM »
Sounds good to me, I would probably even use more.  20-25 IBU, but either way would be fine.
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Re: Amarillo Wheat?
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2010, 01:44:45 PM »
Absolutely - I make a Wheat Beer with all Amarillo, about 30 BUs with lots of finishing hops.  Love the stuff!
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Re: Amarillo Wheat?
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2010, 01:47:37 PM »
And thats why I prefer the forum to TT!  Thanks guys!
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Re: Amarillo Wheat?
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2010, 05:43:14 PM »
Amarillo is one of my favorites.  Goes well with Simcoe or Centennial as well.
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Re: Amarillo Wheat?
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2010, 06:39:27 PM »
Amarillo wheat is a regular in my rotation, just put a new one on tap.  It's incredible, I'll post the recipe later if I get a chance...

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Re: Amarillo Wheat?
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2010, 05:57:55 AM »
Go, "American Wheat" - this is a Gumballhead clone hop schedule

Hop Schedule (27 IBU)

1/4 oz. - Amarillo - First Wort Hop
1/4 oz. - Amarillo - 60 min.
1/2 oz. - Amarillo - 15 min.
1.25 oz. - Amarillo - 5 min.
1 oz. - Amarillo - 1 min.
1.5 oz. - Amarillo - Dry Hop

Just so I'm clear here... first wort hopping is when you add hops to your first running?

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Re: Amarillo Wheat?
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2010, 06:08:13 AM »
What temp do you ferment?  I used Bavarian Wheat last time, but think I fermented too high - too much banana not enough clove flavor.

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Re: Amarillo Wheat?
« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2010, 06:24:12 AM »
Just so I'm clear here... first wort hopping is when you add hops to your first running?

Correct, dump the first wort hops into the kettle and then start your runoff from the mash tun on top of them.
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Re: Amarillo Wheat?
« Reply #11 on: August 18, 2010, 06:28:34 AM »
What temp do you ferment?  I used Bavarian Wheat last time, but think I fermented too high - too much banana not enough clove flavor.


My personal opinion is you need to use a clean yeast for this, not a weissbier yeast. The banana/clove really clashes with the hops. US-05 or WLP029 is what works for me. Ferment in low 60s.
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Re: Amarillo Wheat?
« Reply #12 on: August 18, 2010, 06:40:52 AM »
My personal opinion is you need to use a clean yeast for this, not a weissbier yeast. The banana/clove really clashes with the hops. US-05 or WLP029 is what works for me. Ferment in low 60s.

I'll second this.  US-05 has been great, but watch them temps.  I have a little bit of red apple flavor which I think I got by letting my temps creep a little too high.

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Re: Amarillo Wheat?
« Reply #13 on: August 18, 2010, 07:22:12 AM »
Funny story, one of those OH S%$T moments.  I planned to do the Amarillo Wheat last Sunday.  On Friday morning I noticed that the temperature on my Ranco in my lagering freezer (where I also keep my yeast) said 178deg!  Well I had another thermometer inside the freezer and it said 17deg.  Froze 20 gallons of lagers, all my comp bottles, and the Wyeast American Wheat starter that I had lovingly built up.  Spare controllers are good!  So Saturday I scramble around to find a couple of packs of US-05 so I can brew Sunday. (See thread on US-05 startup times).  Pitched at 62 about 3pm on Sunday, some activity late Monday night and woke up to a nice krausen yesterday morning.  This morning I raised the temp to 64 to try to get it to finish a little quicker.  Hope to keg in about a week.  This weekend I'm going to pitch a small starter with the thawed yeast to see if I killed it.
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Re: Amarillo Wheat?
« Reply #14 on: August 18, 2010, 08:54:22 AM »
Maybe it's me, but I seem to be missing the "funny" aspect to this story...
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