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Recipe of the Month:

Wonderful Wheat Ale

Ingredients:

  • 6.6 lb. Briess Wheat Extract
  • 2 lb. clover honey
  • 1 lb Briess Victory malt
  • 1 lb Briess  Wheat malt
  • 1 oz Mt. Hood hops
  • 1/2 oz Willamette hops
  • White Labs Hefe-Wiezen liquid yeast
  • 6 oz. corn sugar (priming)

Procedure:

Place cracked grains in bag and steep in 2 gallons cold water at 150-170 degrees F. for 20 min., then bring to boil and stir in malt extract. When boiling begins, add 1/2oz of both the Mt. Hood and Willamette hops. Boil for 30 minutes (rolling boil), then add the honey and the last 1/2 ounce  of  Mt. Hood. Boil an additional 10 minutes.

Remove heat, cool wort and strain into primary fermenter. Top off fermenter to 5 gal. level. Stir wort to add oxygen, then pitch yeast.

When visible signs of fermentation have ended, siphon beer into secondary fermenter and allow to sit an additional 7 days. Bottle beer and let sit for 2 weeks. Chill and  Enjoy!



   
   
   
   
   


   
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