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Spring Forward Hoppy Wheat

Brewed: 03/12/2017   Bottled: 04/01/2017


In March of 2017, a new home brew shop opened up about half way between where I work and home.

Driving home one day, I decided to stop in and check it out. At first I had not planned to buy anything, but as I was looking around, I decided to go ahead and put together a quick recipe and help support a local business.

It just so happened that this impulse purchase occurred the weekend before Daylight Savings began. Since I almost always brew on Sunday, the beer would be made the day that the clocks get set ahead.

I thought "Spring Forward" made for a good name considering the timing.

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The malts and yeast I got basically matched Summer Lovin' American Wheat.   

I grabbed Columbus hops, which were also used in Summer Lovin', but then Denali Hops caught my eye.

All of a sudden, I created a new beer recipe. It was more of a pale ale than a traditional American Wheat. 

For more information on this beer, see Sheppy's Blog: Spring Forward.

Spring Forward --- Batch 1

Style American Wheat Beer Batch Size 5.50 gal
Type All Grain Boil Size   7.77 gal
Brewhouse Efficiency   75.00   Boil Time   90 minutes

Recipe Characteristics

Recipe Gravity 1.049 SG Estimated FG 1.010 SG
Recipe Bitterness 28.6 IBUs (Rager) Alcohol by Volume 5.1 %
BU : GU   0.589        
Recipe Color 4.4 SRM
Color
   
Measured OG:   1.044    Measured FG:   1.012 
ADF:   73    Measured ABV:   4.2 

Ingredients

Ingredients
Amt Name Type # %/IBU
4 lbs 8.0 oz Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 1 47.4 %
4 lbs 8.0 oz Wheat Malt, Ger (2.0 SRM) Grain 2 47.4 %
8.0 oz Honey Malt (25.0 SRM) Grain 3 5.3 %
0.500 oz Columbus (Tomahawk) [12.70 %] - Boil 30.0 min Hop 4 12.7 IBUs
0.50 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 15.0 mins) Fining 5 -
0.500 oz Columbus (Tomahawk) [12.70 %] - Boil 15.0 min Hop 6 6.6 IBUs
0.500 oz Denali [13.00 %] - Boil 10.0 min Hop 7 5.1 IBUs
0.50 tsp Yeast Nutrient (Boil 10.0 mins) Other 8 -
0.500 oz Denali [13.00 %] - Boil 5.0 min Hop 9 4.2 IBUs
1.0 pkg SafeAle American Ale (Fermentis #US-05) [25.00 ml] Yeast 10 -

Mash Profile

Mash Steps
Name Description Step Temperature Step Time
Mash In Add 11.88 qt of water at 159.1 F 148.0 F 75 min


Batch sparge with 2 steps (2.05gal, 3.88gal) of 168.0 F water

Recipe Notes
Boil wort adding hops and yeast nutrient as specified.
Cool to as close to 60 degrees as possible to pitch.
Ferment under 65 for a couple of days, then let heat up to about 70. Total fermenation time 2 weeks.
Keg and force carbonate. Drink when ready

Brewing Record

Brew Date:   Strike Temp:   165
Mash Temps:  
Pre-boil OG   1.035 (1.039 SG)   Pre-boil Vol   (7.77 gal)
Actual Mash Efficiency   Pitch Temp   62 
Fermentation            
Day 1: Moving well 64. Put in blow-off tube
Day 2: Rocking and rolling didn't need blow-off yet  
Day ... 

 
Brewing Notes:
03/14/2017 esheppy
Brewed Sunday. Low og, but ok with that. Fermenting hard right now.
03/16/2017 esheppy
Think the main fermentation is almost done. I'll let it finish up for about another week before I keg it. 70 degrees
03/16/2017 esheppy
Think the main fermentation is almost done. I'll let it finish up for about another week before I keg it. 70 degrees
03/16/2017 esheppy
Think the main fermentation is almost done. I'll let it finish up for about another week before I keg it. 70 degrees
04/01/2017 esheppy
Kegged my Spring Forward Hoppy Wheat #HomeBrew. 1.012 FG makes it a 4.2% abv beer. Refreshing. Tropical hop flavor. Mango. Pineapple. Orange. Nicely balanced. Delicious.
04/06/2017 esheppy
Been drinking. Nice refreshing pale-ale type beer. Great hop flavor and aroma without being overpowering or bitter. Mango. Pineapple. Tropical fruit. Delicious.
04/10/2017 esheppy
Moved to kegerator yesterday.
06/02/2017 esheppy
Delicious beer. Nice and clear. Must be almost gone by now. Need that keg for another beer.
06/03/2017 esheppy
The keg blew tonight. Now I can keg Bob Dog. This was a yummy beer while it lasted. 😋
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