Ball & Chain Wheat Ale (3 ratings)

All Grain Recipe

Submitted By: Brulosopher (Shared)
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Brewer: Bright Spot Brewing
Batch Size: 5.50 galStyle: American Wheat or Rye Beer ( 6D)
Boil Size: 7.33 galStyle Guide: BJCP 2008
Color: 5.2 SRMEquipment: Bright Spot (5.5 Gal)
Bitterness: 16.5 IBUsBoil Time: 45 min
Est OG: 1.047 (11.7° P)Mash Profile: BRIGHT SPOT - Light to Medium Body
Est FG: 1.010 SG (2.5° P)Fermentation: Bright Spot Ale Fermentation
ABV: 4.9%Taste Rating: 30.0

Amount Name Type #
4 lbs 4.00 oz White Wheat Malt (2.4 SRM) Grain 1
4 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row), Rahr (1.9 SRM) Grain 2
1 lbs Munich Malt - 10L (10.0 SRM) Grain 3
10.00 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 15L (15.0 SRM) Grain 4
0.28 oz Magnum [11.6%] - Boil 40 min Hops 5
0.71 oz Cascade [5.4%] - Boil 15 min Hops 6
0.49 oz Cascade [6.4%] - Boil 1 min Hops 7
1.0 pkgs German Ale/Kolsch (White Labs #WLP029) Yeast 8

Taste Notes

This was brewed in an attempt to make a beer my wife could drink (she likes sweet stuff). Well, it certainly was an easy drinker with great flavor, amazing grainy aroma, and just looked like a nice American Wheat… but she didn't like it. Oh well… In order to get the cleanest flavor, I used WLP029 German Ale/Kolsch yeast in the beer, which left it somewhat hazy and with a nutty malt profile. This is certainly a beer I'll be brewing again!


A good US Hef!

by Brulosopher

Good warm weather quaffer!

Very Smooth

by paddyfuller

This Beer Came out very good. too easy to drink and yes even a good one for the wife.
I will be brewing this one again. good crowd pleaser.

by Animator

Not my favorite (never cared much for wheat/hefe style beers) but VERY well loved by the wheat beer drinkers around me. I'll be brewing it again for sure. OG: 1.054, FG: 1.010 so a little stronger than designed.

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