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Alex's Golden Paradise Tangerine Wheat

Brewed: 03/16/2024   Kegged: 03/28/2024

AlexGPT.jpgIn March of 2024, the Brew Master asked the Beer Model if there was anything she'd like to get on the to-brew list.

She has just recently started playing with ChatGPT, and for some weird reason started calling the AI "Alex". 

The Beer Model worked with "Alex" to come up with an idea to brew. They decided on an American Wheat beer.

"Alex" and the Beer Model generated 3 separate wheat beer recipes, all of which were fairly similar.

We picked one and modified it slightly to end up with this recipe. It's a fairly standard American Wheat beer with some Tangerine zest flavor in the finish.

"Alex" gave the Beer Model a few suggestions for beer names and she ended up picking "Alex's Golden Paradise Tangerine Wheat".

You probably figured it out already, but in case not, I'll point out that the initials for "Golden Paradise Tangerine" are "GPT". Clever. Right?

It will be a nice refreshing zesty beer. Perfect for enjoying in the Colorado Spring.

A radiant American Wheat beer that combines sun-soaked bliss with citrus zest. Pouring a golden hue, this brew blends smooth wheat malt with vibrant tangerine zest, creating a refreshing and crisp experience. The aroma is a delightful mix of wheat malt and sweet tangerine, inviting you to a tropical oasis.

With a moderate alcohol content, it's perfect for leisurely moments or casual gatherings. The tangerine infusion adds a zesty twist, providing a burst of citrus sunshine in every sip. The finish is clean, leaving a lingering impression of tangerine zest. Alex's Golden Paradise Tangerine Wheat encapsulates the spirit of a golden paradise, making it an ideal choice for those who seek a flavorful escape in a glass—a liquid oasis to savor.

For more information on this beer, see Sheppy's Blog: Alex's GPT

Alex's Golden Paradise Tangerine Wheat --- Batch 1 (353)

Style American Wheat Beer Batch Size 5.50 gal
Type All Grain Boil Size   6.60 gal
Brewhouse Efficiency   68.00   Boil Time   60 minutes

Recipe Characteristics

Recipe Gravity 1.042 SG Estimated FG 1.008 SG
Recipe Bitterness 14.4 IBUs (Rager) Alcohol by Volume 4.4 %
BU : GU   0.345        
Recipe Color 3.6 SRM
Measured OG:   1.042    Measured FG:    1.006
ADF:   85    Measured ABV:    4.7


Amt Name Type # %/IBU Volume
7.76 gal Denver, Colorado Water 1 - -
2.00 tsp Lactic Acid (Mash) Water Agent 2 - -
5 lbs Wheat - White Malt (Briess) (2.8 SRM) Grain 3 55.6 % 0.39 gal
4 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 4 44.4 % 0.31 gal
1.000 oz Hallertau [2.90 %] - First Wort 60.0 min Hop 5 13.1 IBUs -
2.00 oz Tangerine Zest (Boil) Flavor 6 - -
0.500 oz Hallertauer [2.90 %] - Steep/Whirlpool 15.0 min, 194.4 F Hop 7 1.3 IBUs -
1.0 pkg Safale American (DCL/Fermentis #US-05) [50.28 ml] Yeast 8 - -

Mash Profile

Mash Steps
Name Description Step Temperature Step Time
Saccharification Add 31.04 qt of water at 155.4 F 150.0 F 45 min
Heat Heat to 156.0 F over 10 min 156.0 F 20 min

If steeping, remove grains, and prepare to boil wort

Recipe Notes
Recipe created my ChatGPT and modified to match the SheppyBrew equipment.
No water salt additions to Denver water profile (as defined by BeerSmith)
Acid addition to target pH of 5.3
Mash grains as directed in recipe.
Bring the wort to a boil.
Add hops and other boil additions as directed by recipe.
After boil, add zest to the pot and let steep 15 minutes along with the flavor hop addition.
Cool the wort to as close to 60 degrees as possible and transfer to a fermenter.
Aerate the wort and rehydrate and pitch yeast.
Allow fermentation to raise to ambient temperature for 2 weeks of fermentation
Carbonate to around 2.5 volumes of CO2 and enjoy the delicious beer.

Brewing Record

Brew Date:   Strike Temp:  
Mash Temps:  
Pre-boil OG   (1.038 SG)   Pre-boil Vol   (6.60 gal)
Actual Mash Efficiency   Pitch Temp    
Day 1: 
Day ... 
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Brewing Notes:
03/11/2024 esheppy
Got this recipe into Beer Smith and ordered / picked up the ingredients yesterday. Planning on brewing this coming Saturday.
03/16/2024 esheppy
Brew Day today with the Beer Model. Our mash efficiency was horrible with a 1.029 pre-boil gravity. Added about half a pound each of dme and table sugar. Not sure why. Maybe such a high percentage of wheat?
03/16/2024 esheppy
The remainder of the brew day went well. Yeast pitched and most of the cleanup done by 2:00 pm. OG right at 1.042. Almost 6 gallons in the fermenter. Yeast pitch at about 57 degrees. We'll see how fermentation goes.
03/17/2024 esheppy
Fermentation started up sometime today. Now at 1.039 63 degrees.
03/18/2024 esheppy
Going strong. Tilt says 1.029 at 65 degrees.
03/19/2024 esheppy
Seems to be slowing down some. Tilt says 1.019 at 65 degrees.
03/21/2024 esheppy
Tilt says 1.011 at 64 degrees. There isn't a lot of movement or bubbling, but there is still lots of krausen and the beer is extremely hazy. I was originally thinking I'd keg on Sunday, but it isn't looking like it will be ready at that point.
03/25/2024 esheppy
Tilt says 1.007 at 63 degrees. Krausen gone and the clarity looks good. This is ready to keg. I'm sure I'll get this into a keg soon. I don't have room in the kegerator or beer fridge, so I can't start chilling yet.
03/28/2024 esheppy
Kegged. Tilt said 1.006 at 64 degrees. Hydrometer said 1.006 as well. Beer is pretty good. Light and a little tart. Tangerine flavor is very faint. 4.7% ABV.
03/30/2024 esheppy
Into the beer fridge. Was out on the patio with gas on it. So ... May have a decent carbonation... Or may need more once chilled.
03/31/2024 esheppy
Gave a taste to the Beer Model Brew Master. She wants more citrus and more body. I told her we could add more zest and/or coriander and/or dry hops for the citrus. Not really anything to do about the body. She's thinking about it.
04/07/2024 esheppy
Added more zest and coriander yesterday. Gave it a try today. Lots more citrus. Still thin, but tasting pretty good.
04/10/2024 esheppy
Drinking in the 2024 Colorado Pint glass that I picked up today at lunch. Carbonation where I want it. Zest and coriander coming through very "tangeriney". I like this beer at the moment. We'll have to see what the Beer Model thinks when she tries it.
04/15/2024 esheppy
The Beer Model's parents were visiting, and I gave them a flight of the beers I have on tap. This was their favorite. She is still not really a fan. I'm a little surprised considering the types of beers she usually gravitates to. But, what-evs.
05/10/2024 esheppy
Took some up to Du's Brewery for Big Brew Day. Everyone pretty much felt the same way as the Beer Model and me. Thin and somewhat flat. Ok, but nothing special.
05/22/2024 esheppy
About the same. Nice session beer. Actually a good blend with the Saison.
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