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Summer Lovin' Un-Wheat

Brewed: 06/15/2013   Kegged: 06/27/2013

I was at the home-brew shop meaning to buy ingredients for Summer Lovin' American Wheat. UnwheatBy mistake, I grabbed German Pilsner malt instead of the wheat malt I meant to use. The grains were crushed and mixed together by the time I figured this out, so I couldn't very well pull out the wrong malt and replace it with the right one.

I decided to go with it.

I reduced the Coriander and used orange juice concentrate instead of orange zest. The concentrate was something I'd been meaning to try for awhile. I got the chance because of a careless error.

The beer was very similar to Summer Lovin' American Wheat. I is was fairly crisp, dry, and refreshing with nice complimentary orange flavors. It is a very nice summer beer. The SheppyBrew Beer Model really liked it. I did too.

You can read more about the Un-Wheat on my blog by clicking here.

Summer Lovin' Un-Wheat --- Batch 1

Summer Ale
Batch Size
5.50 gal
All Grain
Boil Size   7.76 gal
Brewhouse Efficiency   75.00   Boil Time   90 minutes

Recipe Characteristics

Recipe Gravity
1.050 SG
Estimated FG
1.009 SG
Recipe Bitterness
20.6 IBUs (Rager)
Alcohol by Volume
5.3 %
BU : GU   0.415        
Recipe Color
4.8 SRM
Measured OG:    1.050   Measured FG:    1.009
ADF:    82   Measured ABV:    5.3%


Amt Name Type # %/IBU
4 lbs 8.0 oz Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 1 43.9 %
4 lbs 8.0 oz Pilsner (2 Row) Ger (2.0 SRM) Grain 2 43.9 %
8.0 oz Honey Malt (25.0 SRM) Grain 3 4.9 %
0.125 oz Columbus (Tomahawk) [17.00 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 4 8.3 IBUs
0.250 oz Columbus (Tomahawk) [14.00 %] - Boil 45.0 min Hop 5 12.3 IBUs
0.50 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 15.0 mins) Fining 6 -
0.50 tsp Yeast Nutrient (Boil 10.0 mins) Other 7 -
0.25 oz Coriander Seed (Boil 5.0 mins) Spice 8 -
1.0 pkg SafeAle American Ale (Fermentis #US-05) [25.00 ml] Yeast 9 -
12.0 oz Frozen Contrated Orange Juice (6.0 SRM) Sugar 10 7.3 %

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 (2.05gal, 3.88gal) of 168.0 F water Recipe Notes
Mistake buying ingredients for Summer Lovin' Wheat.
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 add to secondary with the orange juice concentrate. Total fermenation time 2 weeks.
Keg and force carbonate. Drink when ready

Brewing Record

Brew Date:
Strike Temp:   170
Mash Temps:
 150 down to 148
Pre-boil OG   1.041 (1.039 SG)   Pre-boil Vol   7.5 (7.76 gal)
Actual Mash Efficiency
Pitch Temp    60
Day 1: 62
Day 2: 64 
Day 3: 68 

Brewing Notes:
06/27/2013 esheppy
Hmmm... no comments? Kegged today. Got 1.009 as the FG. Tasted good. Maybe a bit thin, but that is better than too full bodied.
07/15/2013 esheppy
Like this beer. Been drinking it by the liter. The Beer Model says she likes it too. Probably won't last long.
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