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Brewing on Sat
« on: July 17, 2007, 05:43:57 PM »
First time I have brewed in a long time (the one a couple of weeks ago fell through)

Making 10 Gallons of Strawberry Wheat  :thumbup:

I have about 11 pounds of fresh strawberrys that I cleaned and froze ready to go for this Saturday morning. We will also be doing the pre-noon testing of several beers that have been sent to me as well...  :banned: It doesnt matter what time it is, when you are brewing, you are drinking.. We'll just do some stouts for breakfast, sounds reasonable.

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Re: Brewing on Sat
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2007, 09:31:54 PM »
You made a wheat before?
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Re: Brewing on Sat
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2007, 10:14:04 PM »
Yeah, this will be my second time with this specific beer (last year at peak strawberry season), and I made a horribly failed honey rasberry wheat also, but my wheat/IPA hybrid was pretty good.

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Re: Brewing on Sat
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2007, 10:18:11 PM »
Nice. big difference from regular brewing?
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Re: Brewing on Sat
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2007, 10:36:54 PM »
Nope, if you are doing extract brews, all you do is buy wheat extract and tone down the hops and its a wheat beer. Other then that, everything is the same (boil times, mini mash/grain steeping etc..).

Here is the recipe

Strawberry Wheat

A ProMash Recipe Report

BJCP Style and Style Guidelines
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06-D  Light Hybrid Beer, American Wheat or Rye Beer

Min OG:  1.040   Max OG:  1.055
Min IBU:    15   Max IBU:    30
Min Clr:     3   Max Clr:     6  Color in SRM, Lovibond

Recipe Specifics
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Batch Size (Gal):        11.00    Wort Size (Gal):   11.00
Total Extract (Lbs):     12.00
Anticipated OG:          1.046    Plato:             11.52
Anticipated SRM:           6.5
Anticipated IBU:          17.4
Wort Boil Time:             60    Minutes

Pre-Boil Amounts
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Evaporation Rate:      15.00    Percent Per Hour
Pre-Boil Wort Size:   12.94    Gal
Pre-Boil Gravity:      1.039    SG          9.85  Plato

Formulas Used
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Brewhouse Efficiency and Predicted Gravity based on Method #1, Potential Used.
Final Gravity Calculation Based on Points.
Hard Value of Sucrose applied. Value for recipe: 46.2100 ppppg
Yield Type used in Gravity Prediction: Fine Grind Dry Basis.

Color Formula Used:   Morey
Hop IBU Formula Used: Rager

Additional Utilization Used For Plug Hops:         2 %
Additional Utilization Used For Pellet Hops:      10 %


Grain/Extract/Sugar

   %     Amount     Name                          Origin        Potential SRM
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 83.3    10.00 lbs. Briess DME - Bavarian Wheat   America        1.046      8
  8.3     1.00 lbs. Carahell Malt                 Germany        1.034     12
  8.3     1.00 lbs. Cara-Pils Dextrine Malt                      1.033      2

Potential represented as SG per pound per gallon.


Hops

   Amount     Name                              Form    Alpha  IBU  Boil Time
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  1.00 oz.    Tettnanger                        Pellet   4.10   9.2  60 min.
  1.00 oz.    Tettnanger                        Pellet   4.10   8.2  45 min.


Yeast
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Safale US-05



Notes
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Let 11lbs strawberrys steep for 15 minutes after heat is turned off.


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Re: Brewing on Sat
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2007, 10:40:21 PM »
Wheat beers are what got me into real brewing (had done about 10 or so batches of mr beer previous to that). My BIL made a wheat beer that was supposed to be a blue moon clone and it was much beeter then any Mr. Beer kits I had done.

Since, the strwaberry wheat has probably been our best wheat, but we did make a nice all grain oberon clone (think oberon 2002)  and a couple other decent wheats.

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Re: Brewing on Sat
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2007, 08:49:46 PM »
I just did an extract wheat beer for my most recent batch.  I wanted it to be darrrrrk, but the color came out brown.  I'm pissed about it, but it tastes good.  Carbonation is suspect. 

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