The Big O (Orange!)
This was my first go at an Orange Wit, as I got the idea after brewing an Abbey Tripel for my Christmas beer using dried orange peel. I liked it so much in the Tripel I thought I'd try it in a summer wheat. This turned out to be a wonderfully aromatic, great tasting, refreshing summer wheat with a kick.....Enjoy!
|Beer:||The Big O (Orange!)||Style:||American Wheat|
|Type:||Extract w/grain||Size:||5.0 gallons|
|Alcohol:||6.2% v/v (4.9% w/w)|
|Grain:||1 lb. Flaked wheat|
|Steep:||Steep flaked wheat until boil.|
|Boil:||60 minutes||SG 1.097||3.5 gallons|
|6.6 lb. Light malt extract
1 lb. Light dry malt extract
1 lb. Wheat extract
|Note that the LME is really liquid wheat malt extract.
I also added 7 tablespoons of dried orange peel in a hop bag, in the boil for 30 minutes.
|Hops:||2 oz. Hallertauer (4.20% AA, 60 min.)
1 oz. Hallertauer (aroma)
|Yeast:||Liquid WLP320 American Hefe Weizen|
|Log:||6/04/06 Brewed, note that I added the zest (fresh grated) from one dozen of oranges into the fermenter. Next time I will put them in a grain bag.
6/18/06 Bottled 46 12 oz
OG was 1066 FG was 1020 or 6.1% ABV
|Carbonation:||5 oz priming sugar|
|Tasting:||A wonderful orange flavored but still wheat beer, with great aroma. The dried orange peel in the boil gives it a deep dry orange flavoring, and the fresh orange zest in the fermenter gives it a great aroma and fresh taste. My only mistake was not putting the zest in a grain bag, as I now have "bits" of zest in every bottle. Even so, this turned out much better than I even expected, and I can't wait to try it out on my beer buddies. Orange beer, who knew!|
Recipe posted 06/27/06.