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Where'd My ManGo Wheat

Brewed: 11/05/2017   Kegged: 11/20/2017

mangoWheat.jpgAround the time of the AHA Learn to Homebrew day, the SheppyBrew Beer Model and I were talking about brewing a beer together.

When I asked her what she would like to brew, her answer was "A Mango Wheat". 

Well, when Beer Model speaks, people listen. I put together a Mango Wheat beer recipe.

Actually, I went with the standard base I use for all my fruit wheat beers, the world famous Summer Lovin' Wheat. Mango puree on the secondary. 

As you might imagine, the beer in light in flavor, allowing mango fruit flavor to shine through. Delicious and sessionable. 

The name of the beer was picked by the Beer Model. Not sure if it has special meaning to her or if she just could only think of one pun. Just for the record, I would have called it "Mango Lovin' Wheat", which isn't nearly as good as her decision.

For more information on the Summer Lovin' series of beers, see Sheppy's Blog: Summer Lovin.

For more about the Mango Wheat, see Sheppy's Blog: Mango Wheat

Mango Lovin' Wheat --- Batch 1

Style Fruit Beer Batch Size 5.50 gal
Type All Grain Boil Size   7.71 gal
Brewhouse Efficiency   75.00   Boil Time   60 minutes

Recipe Characteristics

Recipe Gravity 1.051 SG Estimated FG 1.010 SG
Recipe Bitterness 27.5 IBUs (Rager) Alcohol by Volume 5.3 %
BU : GU   0.538        
Recipe Color 5.8 SRM
Measured OG:   1.051    Measured FG:   1.010 
ADF:   80%   Measured ABV:   5.4% 


Amt Name Type # %/IBU
4 lbs 8.0 oz Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 1 35.8 %
4 lbs 8.0 oz Wheat Malt, Ger (2.0 SRM) Grain 2 35.8 %
8.0 oz Honey Malt (25.0 SRM) Grain 3 4.0 %
0.500 oz Columbus (Tomahawk) [15.00 %] - Boil 50.0 min Hop 4 27.5 IBUs
0.50 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 15.0 mins) Fining 5 -
0.50 tsp Yeast Nutrient (Boil 10.0 mins) Other 6 -
1.0 pkg SafeAle American Ale (Fermentis #US-05) [25.00 ml] Yeast 7 -
3 lbs 1.0 oz Mango Puree (5.0 SRM) Adjunct 8 24.4 %
4.00 oz Mango Extract (Bottling 5.0 mins) Flavor 9 -

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 (2.03gal, 3.86gal) 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.
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.
Transfer to secondary on top of the can of mango puree.
Add mangoflavoring at kegging time to taste. Start with 1oz and add another .5oz if you think it needs more mango aroma.
Keg and force carbonate. Drink when ready

Brewing Record

Brew Date:   Strike Temp:  
Mash Temps:  
Pre-boil OG   (1.040 SG)   Pre-boil Vol   (7.71 gal)
Actual Mash Efficiency   Pitch Temp    
Day 1: 
Day ... 
Day ... 

Brewing Notes:
11/04/2017 esheppy
The Beer Model and I Bought ingredients Thursday night. Brewing today.
11/05/2017 esheppy
Brew day went very well. OG 1.046. About perfect as the Mangos are not in there yet.
11/10/2017 esheppy
Fermentation is basically done. Accidentally took a sample (meant to pull from Killer Cricket). I got 5 brix, which according to my conversion program puts the gravity at 1.005. Pretty sure it isn't quite that low, but maybe. Tasted good.
11/14/2017 esheppy
I'm hoping to Mango this wheat tonight. We'll see.
11/15/2017 esheppy
Racked into secondary on Mango Puree last night. Beer is tasting good. I did not take a gravity reading.
11/20/2017 esheppy
Kegged today. Added about half the mango flavoring. 1.010 FG. Tastes good so far. Hope to try the carbonated beer next weekend.
11/25/2017 esheppy
Tried a 6oz sample. Great mango aroma. Just a bit tart. Carbonation seems about perfect. We'll see what the beer model thinks.
11/26/2017 esheppy
The Beer Model Beer Master likes the Mango Wheat as well.
12/03/2017 esheppy
The beer is perfect right now.
12/10/2017 esheppy
Holy mango Batman. Overshadows that Summer Lovin. This is awesome. Especially if you like mango flavor.
01/27/2018 esheppy
This is such a delicious beer. So g good. Such fantastic mango flavor.
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