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Sunny Rise Wheat

Brewed: 03/01/2020   Kegged: 03/14/2020

sunnyrise.jpgIn February of 2019, the brewery had mostly dark and hoppy beers on tap. The SheppyBrew Beer Model was actually drinking commercial beers. 

So, I decided it was time to brew a wheat beer.

Of course, I could have gone with the old standard Summer Lovin' American Wheat base with something added ... but this time I decided to try something a little different.

Rather than honey malt, I threw in some Golden Naked Oats.

I also took out any honey and spices. I decided to hop it like the Ello Poppet Czech Pilsner, which my wife has really enjoyed whenever I've made it.

We were coming up on Lenten season, so I thought about calling it Easter Ale, or maybe even Sonrise Ale, but decided to stay away from a religious themed name.

Sunny Rise sort of seems like a close tie in with the old Summer Lovin' American Wheat series of beers and sort of the Easter theme.

The days were getting longer and longer and Spring is close to being upon us.

For more information about this beer, see Sheppy's Blog: Sunny Rise.

Sunny Rise Wheat --- Batch 1 (249)

Style American Wheat or Rye Beer Batch Size 5.50 gal
Type All Grain Boil Size   7.71 gal
Brewhouse Efficiency   70.00   Boil Time   60 minutes

Recipe Characteristics

Recipe Gravity 1.052 SG Estimated FG 1.010 SG
Recipe Bitterness 24.1 IBUs (Rager) Alcohol by Volume 5.5 %
BU : GU   0.463        
Recipe Color 4.8 SRM
Measured OG:   1.052    Measured FG:   1.010 
ADF:   81    Measured ABV:   5.5 


Amt Name Type # %/IBU Volume
5 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 1 45.5 % 0.39 gal
5 lbs Wheat Malt, Ger (2.0 SRM) Grain 2 45.5 % 0.39 gal
1 lbs Golden Naked Oats C15 (15.0 SRM) Grain 3 9.1 % 0.08 gal
1.000 oz Perle [7.20 %] - Boil 30.0 min Hop 4 14.4 IBUs -
0.50 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 15.0 mins) Fining 5 - -
1.00 tsp Yeast Nutrient (Boil 10.0 mins) Other 6 - -
1.000 oz Hallertau [4.00 %] - Boil 5.0 min Hop 7 2.6 IBUs -
1.000 oz Saaz [3.40 %] - Boil 5.0 min Hop 8 2.2 IBUs -
1.000 oz Select Spalt [4.60 %] - Boil 5.0 min Hop 9 3.0 IBUs -
1.000 oz Tettnang [3.00 %] - Boil 5.0 min Hop 10 2.0 IBUs -
1.0 pkg SafeAle American Ale (Fermentis #US-05) [25.00 ml] Yeast 11 - -

Mash Profile

Mash Steps
Name Description Step Temperature Step Time
Mash In Add 13.75 qt of water at 159.1 F 148.0 F 75 min

Batch sparge with 2 steps (1.74gal, 3.86gal) 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:  
Mash Temps:  
Pre-boil OG   (1.043 SG)   Pre-boil Vol   (7.71 gal)
Actual Mash Efficiency   Pitch Temp    
Day 1: 
Day ... 
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Brewing Notes:
02/28/2020 esheppy
Bought ingredients today.
03/01/2020 esheppy
Brew day today. Everything went as planned. Also smoked some pork butt.
03/02/2020 esheppy
Late afternoon. Only now starting to see signs of fermentation.
03/06/2020 esheppy
Tilt says 1.010 at 67 degrees. Still lots of kraussen.
03/07/2020 esheppy
Tilt says 1.003 at 66 degrees. Still very hazy with lots of kraussen. Probably needs at least another few days. Probably a week. Of course, I don't have an empty keg, so no hurry.
03/09/2020 esheppy
Tilt still says 1.003 at 66 degrees. It has cleared up a lot now. And, I have an empty keg to put it in now. I'll probably keg this coming weekend.
03/14/2020 esheppy
Kegged. 1.010 FG. Flavor is really nice. Might have more bitterness than I was expecting, but I really like the hop flavor. Hazy. Looks a lot like a wheat beer 😋
03/15/2020 esheppy
Chilled some, so I rocked in CO2 at 30psi for about 15 minutes. Also had a delicious pint. Doesn't taste as bitter today.
03/19/2020 esheppy
Nice hoppy wheat. Hoppy but not so hoppy the the Beer Model minds.
04/02/2020 esheppy
Nice beer. Doesnt seem as hoppy as it first was. Easy drinking. A bit fruity. Not much bitterness. Nice.
04/09/2020 esheppy
Tastes great. Really clearing up.
05/02/2020 esheppy
Still a nice beer. Nice clear gold color. BBD treat. Not sure how much is left. Probably not much.
05/03/2020 esheppy
Keg blew tonight. Need to brew again this coming weekend.
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