St James Simple Wheat
This is a simple wheat beer recipe, all extract, with the ability of flavoring with fruit. It is simple -- maybe too simple -- but it's a good way to start with this category of beer. Also, the smaller batch size makes for good experimentation.
|Brewer:||Justin St. James||Email:||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Beer:||St James Simple Wheat||Style:||Weizen/Weissbier|
|Alcohol:||5.3% v/v (4.1% w/w)|
|Water:||I used tap water for this recipe. My tap water has a good balance of minerals, and I'm not too fussed with head and foam and whatnot.|
|Boil:||60 minutes||SG 1.045||3 gallons|
|1.32 lb. Light malt extract
1.98 lb. Wheat extract
0.3 lb. Honey
|Irish Moss could help to make a clearer beer, but with wheat beer, why bother?|
|Hops:||.5 oz. Hallertauer Hersbrucker (4.7% AA, 60 min.)
.25 oz. Hallertauer Hersbrucker (aroma)
|Yeast:||I used a dry yeast, 11g package, Danstar "Munich" type. I hydrated them in a glass of lukewarm water, but you could just as easily sprinkle the dry yeast across the top of the wort (after it chills, of course). Any yeast appropriate for a wheat beer could be used.|
Boiled: 60 min.
Final Volume: 3 gal.
Measured OG: 1.040
|Tasting:||I haven't tasted it yet, but since I fermented it at about 70F, I expect there should be some good notes from the yeast being stressed out.|
Recipe posted 05/19/10.