Honey Wheat Pale Ale

beerWell I’ve never tried a wheat pale ale. Come to think of it I haven’t even heard of one with honey either. But it’s what you guys voted for, and it’s what I brewed. Right now it’s bubbling away in the primary. It turned out far darker then I intended though. So here is the recipe I used

7 lbs wheat dry extract
3 lbs honey
6 oz 40L crystal malt
2 oz 80L crystal malt
4 oz carapils malt
.5 oz chinook hops at 60 min
.5 oz amarillo hops at 20 min
.5 oz amarillo hops at 3 min
.5 oz cascade hops at 3 min

The alcohol for this is in the Imperial IPA range with the hops down in the American Pale Ale range. The reason I have it this way is that I’m worried the hops flavor may be to strong for the blank pallet of the wheat malt.

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4 Responses to “Honey Wheat Pale Ale”

  1. kchophead says:

    Sounds pretty good. I’d be curious to taste this with 3.5 weat/3.5 two row pale and replace the chinook with a couple early simcoe additions. Did you use American Ale Yeast? It might be pretty good with a London Ale Yeast. I read somewhere that later additions of the extract malt will lighten the color, but I’ve never confirmed that. I bet that when the honey settles in secondary it will clear up. I forsee a trade.

  2. Jared says:

    @KChophead

    It is an english ale yeast, Also I did do late additions for the extracts, but my boil was so intense I think it may have carmalized what little malt was in there. I agree that when everything settles out it should lighten some. Your welcome to some when it’s finished, and I’m always up for trading.

  3. Capital Taps says:

    This sounds a little like the Schneider-Brooklyn collaboration, Hopfen-Weisse. Have you tasted it?

  4. Jared says:

    I have not. 🙁

    I wonder if it’s still around, and where I could find it.

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