Apricat Wheat Ale
This is a VERY potent and flavorfull beer, with a huge wheat flavor and very nice apricot taste and aroma.
|Beer:||Apricat Wheat Ale||Style:||American Wheat|
|Type:||Extract w/grain||Size:||5.0 gallons|
|Alcohol:||7.1% v/v (5.6% w/w)|
|Grain:||1.0 lb. Flaked wheat|
|Steep:||Flaked wheat steeped until boil.|
|Boil:||60 minutes||SG 1.101||3.5 gallons|
|7.0 lb. Light malt extract
1.0 lb. Wheat extract
1.0 lb. Light dry malt extract
|Take note that the 7.0 lbs of light malt extract is really Wheat malt extract, which isn't a choice in this software.|
|Hops:||1.0 oz. Hallertauer (4.25% AA, 60 min.)
1.0 oz. Hallertauer (3.1% AA, 60 min.)
.5 oz. Hallertauer (aroma)
|Yeast:||Wyeast #3056 Bavarian Wheat. Take note that the first time I used this yeast and similar recipe, it blew the lid off my plastic fermenter. This time I used a blowoff hose coming out of the center of my plastic lid, which worked well.
At the same time I added the yeast, I added 1.5 lbs of apricot filling that I bought at my local bakery. They had it with large chunks of apricot in it, within a apricot gel base.
9-26-2000 Bottled. At bottling I added 4.0 ounces of apricot
extract bought from my local beer indgredient supplier.
|Carbonation:||2.5 volumes||Corn Sugar: 4.02 oz. for 4.5 gallons @ 70°F|
|Tasting:||This beer is a wonderfully different apricot wheat! It is a full tasting strong wheat, with a very nice balance of apricot. It has a wonderfull orange unfiltered glow to it, and I am very pleased with it overall.|
Recipe posted 10/06/00.