Posts Tagged ‘Wheat’

Honey Wheat Pale Ale

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

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.

Singles Awareness Day

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

The Ingrediants for Rose Red

Valentine’s is coming, and what better way to celebrate your relationship status then with a homebrew? Beer is perfect for toasting the day with a loved one, or sipping a few too many alone. Currently I’m enjoying the smell coming off my first wheat ale, and it’s a Valentine’s themed one to boot. This ale is brewed using coriander, rosebuds, rose hips, orange peel, and wildflower honey.  The house smells amazing, and as soon as this wort cools off I’m gonna have to try a sample. So here is what’s in it.

Rose Red Ale

  • 1 Coopers Wheat Beer kit(this is a pre hopped extract, and includes a packet of yeast.)
  • 2 oz Black Patent Malt
  • 4 oz 120° Crystal Malt
  • 4 oz Melanoidin Malt
  • 2 1lb bags of Weisen dry malt
  • 40  oz of wildflower honey
  • 1 oz rose hips
  • 2 oz rose buds
  • orange peel (I just tossed in the dried peel of one orange in case the rose hips weren’t enough)
  • 1.5 oz of whole Coriander seed, cracked

Bring 3 gallons of water up too 140° F and add the milled grains. If your homebrew store doesn’t mill them, or you don’t have a grain mill then put them in a bag and crack them with a rolling pin. Once the grains are added cover the pot, remove from heat, and let steep for 30 min. Once the 30 min are up remove your grain bag, or sparge your grain and rinse with hot water. Save the rinse water and add it to the pot. Bring the contents to a boil and add the extract from the beer kit, the weisen malt, and wildflower honey.  Boil the wort for 60 min, then add the coriander, rose hips, orange peel, and half the rose buds. Boil for 10 more minutes, add the rest of the buds and remove from the heat. After the wort has sat for another 5-10 minutes, sparge, and put in the fermentor. Top your fermentor off too 5 gal, and cool to 70° F, then pitch your yeast. I decided after the fact that I wanted to add a handful of Willamette hops and a handful of rose hips to the secondary for dry hopping. I know that it’s a sin to not measure things when you add them, but I was late for work, so the handful measurement it was.

OG = 1.092   That’s right, this baby is strong