Not your Moma's Wheat (1 ratings)

All Grain Recipe

Submitted By: bnhocking (Shared)
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Brewer: Ben
Batch Size: 16.00 galStyle: American Pale Ale (10A)
Boil Size: 17.86 galStyle Guide: BJCP 2008
Color: 7.2 SRMEquipment: 20 Gal Herms
Bitterness: 121.5 IBUsBoil Time: 60 min
Est OG: 1.065 (15.9° P)Mash Profile: Temperature Mash, 2 Step, Medium Body
Est FG: 1.014 SG (3.6° P)Fermentation: Ale, Two Stage
ABV: 6.7%Taste Rating: 30.0

Ingredients
Amount Name Type #
1.03 oz PH 5.2 Stabilizer (Mash 60 min) Misc 1
18 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 2
16 lbs White Wheat Malt (2.4 SRM) Grain 3
4 lbs Caravienne Malt (22.0 SRM) Grain 4
4.00 oz Amarillo Gold [10.0%] - Mash Hop Hops 5
6.00 oz Amarillo Gold [10.0%] - First Wort Hops 6
1.00 oz Amarillo Gold [10.0%] - Boil 48 min Hops 7
1.00 oz Amarillo Gold [10.0%] - Boil 42 min Hops 8
1.00 oz Amarillo Gold [10.0%] - Boil 36 min Hops 9
1.00 oz Amarillo Gold [10.0%] - Boil 30 min Hops 10
1.00 oz Amarillo Gold [10.0%] - Boil 24 min Hops 11
1.00 oz Amarillo Gold [10.0%] - Boil 18 min Hops 12
3.20 Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15 min) Misc 13
1.00 oz Amarillo Gold [10.0%] - Boil 12 min Hops 14
7.04 g Yeast Nutrient (Boil 10 min) Misc 15
1.00 oz Amarillo Gold [10.0%] - Boil 6 min Hops 16
2.00 oz Amarillo Gold [10.0%] - Steep 1 min Hops 17
1 pkgs California Ale (White Labs #WLP001) Yeast 18
4.00 oz Amarillo Gold [8.5%] - Dry Hop 7 days Hops 19

Ratings

Pale Wheat - Loosely biased on Three Floyds Gumballhead

by bnhocking

This is a version of Three Floyds Gumballhead turned up to 11 and what a hop bomb of a wheat beer! Frequent hop additions allow for awesome aroma and smooth bitterness. I have brewed this beer 5 times now and it never lasts to long around a hop head (me), tastes like you are chewing on Amarillo hops and smells heavily of citrus. The 2 oz 1 min steep is actually 2oz in a hop rocket during the chilling, there is not and option on beer smith for that. Note that this is for a 16 gallon recipe (I like to fill a 1/2 barrel at a time). That being said a 6 gallon batch still needs 9 oz of hops.

When the wort comes out of the boil kettle there is a visible oily sheen of hop oils on the top of the wort.

This beer even at 121 IBU tastes nothing like an IPA. It is somewhere between Gumballhead and Dog Fish 90 min IPA. 120 IBU is about the max bitterness you can taste, any more and you are wasting the hops. Speaking of wasting hops this recipe would seem like it is wasteful but by NOT adding all the bittering hops at 60 min and then flavor hops at 20 min and then aroma hops at flame out the bitterness is much more mild and not nearly as sharp as an IPA.

-February 2013 Brew
I picked up 3 pounds of Amarillo leaf hops from several different sources in December 2012. I know they are hard to come by and sorry to all of you out there that did not get any. There are a lot more growers planting Amarillo so hopefully this year or next years crop will be more plentiful.

-December 2013 Brewed again this is about the 5th time I have made this beer, always a good decision. I have scaled the batch size up a bit so there is plenty of beer to fill 3 kegs after hopping.