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Summer Lovin' American Wheat (archive)

  This is an archive of previous recipes of Summer Lovin' American Wheat. For the most recent recipe, check out: Summer Lovin' American Wheat



Summer Lovin' Wheat --- Batch 3

Style
American Wheat or Rye Beer
Batch Size
5.50 gal
Type
All Grain
Boil Size 7.76 gal
Brewhouse Efficiency 75.00 Boil Time 90 minutes

Recipe Characteristics

Recipe Gravity
1.052 SG
Estimated FG
1.009 SG
Recipe Bitterness
20.5 IBUs (Rager)
Alcohol by Volume
5.6 %
BU : GU 0.397    
Recipe Color
4.5 SRM
Color
  
Measured OG: 1.050  Measured FG: 1.008 
ADF: 84  Measured ABV: 5.5 

Ingredients 

Ingredients
AmtNameType#%/IBU
4 lbs 8.0 ozPale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM)Grain145.0 %
4 lbs 8.0 ozWheat Malt, Ger (2.0 SRM)Grain245.0 %
8.0 ozHoney Malt (25.0 SRM)Grain35.0 %
0.250 ozColumbus (Tomahawk) [13.90 %] - Boil 60.0 minHop413.6 IBUs
0.250 ozColumbus (Tomahawk) [13.90 %] - Boil 30.0 minHop56.9 IBUs
0.50 tspIrish Moss (Boil 15.0 mins)Fining6-
0.50 tspYeast Nutrient (Boil 10.0 mins)Other7-
0.50 ozOrange Zest (Boil 5.0 mins)Flavor8-
0.25 ozCoriander Seed (Boil 5.0 mins)Spice9-
1.0 pkgSafeAle American Ale (Fermentis #US-05) [25.00 ml]Yeast10-
5.0 ozHoney (1.0 SRM)Sugar115.0 %

Mash Profile

Mash Steps
NameDescriptionStep TemperatureStep Time
Mash InAdd 11.88 qt of water at 159.1 F148.0 F75 min


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

Recipe Notes 
Modeled after NB Sunshine Wheat: ABV: 4.8%; 14IBU; Target Hops; Malts - Pale, Carapils, Wheat ; OG - 13.4 (1.054) FG - 1.9 (1.008)
Boil wort adding hops and yeast nutrient as specified. Add honey after the boil.
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:
4/19/2015 
Strike Temp: 
Mash Temps:
150 down to 140ish over 3.5 hours 
Pre-boil OG (1.039 SG) Pre-boil Vol (7.76 gal)
Actual Mash Efficiency
 
Pitch Temp 66 
Fermentation      
Day 1: Going. 62
Day 2: 62 
Day ... 

Brewing Notes:
06/12/2013 esheppy
Updated recipe for batch 3. Hoping to brew this weekend. 
04/16/2015 esheppy
Bought ingredients. Going to officially brew this weekend. 
04/19/2015 esheppy
Brew day today. Had the mash going at 4. Went back to bed and didn't get things started for the sparge until 7:30 or so. Temp started at 150 and ended around 140. 
04/19/2015 esheppy
Had to deal with a stuck sparge. About halfway through, no flow at all. Missing up the mash did nothing. Has to scoop into a grain bag inside the small pot. Pre-boil gravity was high 1.043. Diluted with .5 gallon water. 
04/19/2015 esheppy
Pitched at about 66. 
04/21/2015 esheppy
Fermentation has been going well. Temperature fell to around 62 and has not risen much over the past 2 days, but things are going strong. Nice orange aroma coming out of the airlock. 
04/22/2015 esheppy
Going stronger. Beer temperature has risen to about 70. 
04/24/2015 esheppy
Bubbling pretty much stopped. Kraussen starting to fall. 70 degrees. Still a nice orange aroma from the air-lock. 
04/28/2015 esheppy
Took a gravity sample. 1.009 puts the abv at 5.4%. Lots of orange zest flavor. Should be a hit. Might keg Thursday. 
05/07/2015 esheppy
First taste from keg. Fantastic orange flavor on this beer. Just awesome. Could use more carbonation. Cloudy. Great beer. 
07/18/2015 esheppy
Keg blew. Been a good beer for awhile now. 


Summer Lovin' Wheat --- Batch 2

Style
American Wheat or Rye Beer
Batch Size
5.50 gal
Type
All Grain
Boil Size
7.51 gal
Brewhouse Efficiency
70.00
Boil Time
90 minutes

Recipe Characteristics

Recipe Gravity
1.051 SG
Estimated FG
1.009 SG
Recipe Bitterness
19.0 IBUs (Rager)
Alcohol by Volume
5.6 %
BU : GU
0.373



Recipe Color
4.5 SRM
Color


Measured OG:
1.046

Measured FG:
1.007
ADF:
85%

Measured ABV:
5.1%

Ingredients

Ingredients
Amt Name Type # %/IBU
5 lbs Wheat Malt, Ger (2.0 SRM) Grain 1 47.6 %
4 lbs 8.0 oz Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 2 42.9 %
8.0 oz Honey Malt (25.0 SRM) Grain 3 4.8 %
0.33 oz Chinook [14.00 %] - First Wort 90.0 min Hop 4 19.0 IBUs
0.50 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 15.0 mins) Fining 5 -
0.50 tsp Yeast Nutrient (Boil 10.0 mins) Other 6 -
0.50 oz Orange Zest (Boil 5.0 mins) Flavor 7 -
0.50 oz Coriander Seed (Boil 5.0 mins) Spice 8 -
1.0 pkg SafeAle American Ale (Fermentis #US-05) [25.00 ml] Yeast 9 -
8.0 oz Honey (1.0 SRM) Sugar 10 4.8 %

Mash Profile

Mash Steps
Name Description Step Temperature Step Time
Protein Rest Add 12.00 qt of water at 140.0 F 131.0 F 30 min
Saccharification Add 8.00 qt of water at 177.4 F 148.0 F 30 min
Mash Out Add 8.00 qt of water at 192.7 F 160.0 F 10 min

Batch sparge with 2 steps (Drain mash tun, , 3.76gal) of 168.0 F water
Recipe Notes

Modeled after NB Sunshine Wheat: ABV: 4.8%; 14IBU; Target Hops; Malts - Pale, Carapils, Wheat ; OG - 13.4 (1.054) FG - 1.9 (1.008)
Boil wort adding hops and yeast nutrient as specified. Add honey after the boil.
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:
6/24

Strike Temp:
Pretty close
Mash Temps:
Around 134 ... then right at 150 for the sac rest
Pre-boil OG
1.036 (1.041 SG)
Pre-boil Vol
7.75 (7.51 gal)
Actual Mash Efficiency
74%

Pitch Temp
64
Fermentation





Day 1: 63 very active by the evening.
Day 2: 63 ish added blow-off tube
Day 4: 68 still going

Brewing Notes: 06/20/2012 esheppy
Bought the ingredients today. Should brew it on Sunday. Hope it isn't too hot out. 
06/24/2012 Brew Day esheppy
Brewed it up today. The weather was very HOT, but between the pre-chiller and soaking the carboy in ice, I got the wort down to a nice 64 degree pitching temperature. You can read about the brew day on my blog. 
06/26/2012 esheppy
Added blow off tube last night. Good thing, because there is considerable blow-off. 
06/28/2012 esheppy
Fermentation still going. Blow off tube is still in. I let the temperature rise to around 68 overnight so this should be finishing up the main fermentation soon. 
07/05/2012 Kegged esheppy
Kegged it up. Also filled up my 2 liter growler. Nice delicate wheat flavor with just a touch of orange peel and coriander. 1.007 FG makes it a 5.1% ABV beer. 
07/13/2012 esheppy
Had my first couple of pints. Perfect summer wheat. Just a touch of orange with the delicate wheat flavor. Really yummy. 
09/20/2012 esheppy
Don't tell the Beer Model I said this ... but this is a very nice beer. I think the keg is about done, which is good so we can make room for the Boo Berry Wheat. 
09/22/2012 esheppy
Well, the keg is done. I think today is the first day of autumn. How appropriate.

Summer Lovin' Wheat --- Batch 1

Style
American Wheat or Rye Beer
Batch Size
5.00 gal
Type
All Grain
Boil Size   6.84 gal
Mash Efficiency   70.00   Boil Time   90 minutes

Recipe Characteristics

Recipe Gravity
1.051 SG
Estimated FG
1.013 SG
Recipe Bitterness
20.1 IBU (Rager)
Alcohol by Volume
4.89 %
BU : GU   0.397        
Recipe Color
5.1 SRM
Color
   
Measured OG:    1.052   Measured FG:    1.006
ADF:    88.5%   Measured ABV:    5.99%

Ingredients

Amount Item Type % or IBU
4 lbs 8.0 oz Wheat Malt, Ger (2.0 SRM) Grain 47.37 %
4 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 42.11 %
8.0 oz Honey Malt (25.0 SRM) Grain 5.26 %
1.00 oz Goldings, East Kent [4.50 %] (60 min) Hops 20.1 IBU
0.50 oz Coriander Seed (Boil 5.0 min) Misc
0.50 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 15.0 min) Misc
0.50 oz Orange Zest (Boil 5.0 min) Misc
0.50 tsp Yeast Nutrient (Boil 10.0 min) Misc
8.0 oz Honey (1.0 SRM) Sugar 5.26 %
1 Pkgs SafeAle American Ale (Fermentis #US-05) Yeast-Ale

Mash Profile

BIAB, Light Body
Step Time Name Description Step Temp
75 min BIAB Add 25.20 qt of water at 155.1 F 150.0 F

Sparge with 1.87 gal of 168.0 F water.
Recipe Notes
Modeled after NB Sunshine Wheat: ABV: 4.8%; 14IBU; Target Hops; Malts - Pale, Carapils, Wheat ; OG - 13.4 (1.054) FG - 1.9 (1.008)
Mash Malts BIAB for 75 minutes. Use sparge water to rinse / steep the grain bag after the mash and then add to boil kettle.
Boil wort adding hops and yeast nutrient as specified. Add honey after the boil.
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.
Batch prime with 4.5 oz table sugar. Carbonate at room temperature for 2 week and drink.

Brewing Record

Brew Date:
 05/07/2011
Strike Temp:   160
Mash Temps:
 154 most of the time.  down to 150 after 60
Pre-boil OG   1.036 (1.038)   Pre-boil Vol   7.25 (6.84 gal)
Actual Mash Efficiency
 72%
Pitch Temp    65
Fermentation            
Day 1 & 2: Active. Temp around 64 the whole time.
Day 5: 68 just a bit of kraussen left. 
Day ... 
Brewing Notes: 05/10/2011
Brewed up with the Beer Model on Saturday. Active fermentation soon after pitch. Temp has been pretty consistent 64 for 3 days. Seems to be slowing down, but still a buch of kraussen. delete
05/22/2011 Kegged esheppy
The Beer Model and I kegged this up today. Very good attenuation. Think if I make this again, might want to increase the mash temp. But then again, the sample tasted what I think an American Wheat should probably taste like. Coriander and orange very subtle, which is perfect. Am trying to force carbonate this to around 2.7 volumes, which means about 31lbs at about 68 degrees. 
05/31/2011 BIAB Bag clint
Where did you get your bag for BIAB brewing? Did you make it or buy it and how big is it? I've been doing BIAB Mr. Beer size batches with paint strainer bags but figure I need something bigger for some upcoming 5 gallon batches. Thanks! 
05/31/2011 RE: BIAB Bag esheppy
Clint, I use a 24 x 36 "sparge bag" that I bought from one of my LHBS's. It fits perfectly in my 8 gallon pot. The guy at the shop and I spent quite awhile going through what he had before we found one that looked like it would be big enough, and he only had one, so I hope I don't have to replace this one. I do think most hard-core BIAB-ers make their own, and I don't think it would be that hard if you have access to a sewing machine. 
06/03/2011 esheppy
Had gas leak out of gas in poppet. Disassembled and reassembled. No leak now.Hope I did not cause problems. 
06/03/2011 esheppy
Had a few tiny samples. Very good, and seems a bunch like NB Summer Bright. Not sure about carbonation. 
06/07/2011 esheppy
Yes, this is a very nice summer beer. 
07/16/2011
Brought up the keg of Summer Lovin to Breckenridge with the Beer Model's family. It was emptied early the first night. Nice beer. Might have to brew this again before the summer is up. 
 
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