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Lithuanian Lovin' Summer Lovin' Wheat

Brewed: 08/15/2020   Kegged: 08/23/2020

Late summer of 2020, I had been playing around with a Lithuanian Farmhouse yeast that I got from Great Frontier brewing company.

I had already brewed Sveikas Lithuanian Farmhouse Ale and wanted to try some more.

I had also had my beer supply fairly severely depleted with graduation parties and out of town guests, and thought I needed to do a big batch to catch up.

So ... I decided to take one of my wife's favorite recipes, Summer Lovin' American Wheat and double it. Then, ferment half the batch on the standard US05 and half on the Lithuanian Farmhouse yeast.

For more about the Lithuanian Farmhouse yeast, see Sheppy's Blog: Lithuanian Farmhouse.

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

Lithuanian Lovin' Summer Lovin' Wheat --- Batch 1

Style American Wheat or Rye Beer Batch Size 11.00 gal
Type All Grain Boil Size   12.87 gal
Brewhouse Efficiency   70.00   Boil Time   30 minutes

Recipe Characteristics

Recipe Gravity 1.045 SG Estimated FG 1.006 SG
Recipe Bitterness 21.5 IBUs (Rager) Alcohol by Volume 5.1 %
BU : GU   0.481        
Recipe Color 4.6 SRM
Measured OG:   1.045    Measured FG:   1.006 (LFY)
1.008 (US05)
ADF:   87 (LFY)
82 (US05)
  Measured ABV:   5.1 (LFY)
4.9 (US05)


Amt Name Type # %/IBU Volume
13 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 1 68.4 % 1.02 gal
5 lbs Wheat Malt, Ger (2.0 SRM) Grain 2 26.3 % 0.39 gal
1 lbs Honey Malt (25.0 SRM) Grain 3 5.3 % 0.08 gal
1.000 oz Magnum [14.50 %] - Boil 30.0 min Hop 4 15.4 IBUs -
1.00 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 10.0 mins) Fining 5 - -
1.000 oz Magnum [14.50 %] - Boil 10.0 min Hop 6 6.1 IBUs -
1.00 tsp Yeast Nutrient (Boil 10.0 mins) Other 7 - -
1.00 oz Orange Zest (Boil 5.0 mins) Flavor 8 - -
1.00 oz Coriander Seed (Boil 5.0 mins) Spice 9 - -
2.0 pkg Lithuanian Farmhouse (SheppyBrew #) Yeast 10 - -
2.0 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 23.75 qt of water at 159.1 F 148.0 F 75 min

Batch sparge with 3 steps (0.63gal, 4.29gal, 4.29gal) of 168.0 F water

Recipe Notes
Double batch of Summer Lovin' Wheat. Half fermented with US05 and half with Lithuanian Farmhouse.
Boil wort adding hops and yeast nutrient as specified.
Cool to about 90 degrees and rack into Lithuanian Farmhouse fermentor. Pitch yeast.
Continue to cool to as close to 60 degrees as possible and rack to US05 fermentor.
Ferment Lithuanian Farmhouse as close to 90 degrees as possible for 3 days.
Ferment US05 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   (1.041 SG)   Pre-boil Vol   (12.87 gal)
Actual Mash Efficiency   Pitch Temp    
Day 1: 
Day ... 
Day ... 

Brewing Notes:
08/16/2020 esheppy
Switched brew day to Saturday yesterday. Brewed with the Beer Model. Had to pick up ingredients and Got started late, but everything went real well. Had the Lithuanian in fermentor by 2pm. Was going strong in couple of hours. Summer Lovin slower to start.
08/16/2020 esheppy
Added .5 oz of ground coriander to Lithuanian fermentor. Tilt reads 1.017 at 87 degrees. Summer Lovin still not going yet.
08/17/2020 esheppy
Tilt says 1.002 at 85. Bubbling has pretty much stopped. SL going pretty strong at 64.
08/17/2020 esheppy
Added coriander to us05 fermentor.
08/18/2020 esheppy
Tilt is reading 0.998 at 76. Sample isn't real clear yet, but I hope to keg tonight. US05 still going.
08/18/2020 esheppy
Took a hydrometer sample of the LituanianFarmhouse. Calling the FG 1.006. I think clarity is ok for kegging. Nice flavor. A little pepper. A little citrus. Tastes pretty dry.
08/18/2020 esheppy
Kegged the Lithuanian. Tastes fairly clean to me.
08/18/2020 esheppy
Added orange zest of 1 orange to SL. About 3 oz.
08/21/2020 esheppy
Summer Livin clearing up nicely. Ready to keg any time. Lithuanian seems pretty well carbonated. Ready to drink any time 😋
08/23/2020 esheppy
Kegged sl. More orange flavor. Probably due to the orange zest added. FG at 1.008. I think the neer model is really going to like this beer.
08/28/2020 esheppy
Drinking Lituanian Farmhouse in Vail. So Guuud.
08/30/2020 esheppy
Vail trip pretty much wiped out Lithuanian lovin'
09/05/2020 esheppy
Lithuanian blew tonight.
09/25/2020 esheppy
Summer Lovin' still has great orange flavor.
11/03/2020 esheppy
Tracy let me know that the keg blew on Sunday. Honestly, this was a great beer while it lasted.
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