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Orange American Hefeweizen, 2008

Saturday, September 6th, 2008

The Eugene City Brewery has a honey orange wheat beer that inspired me to brew this. This beer is much heavier in flavor and body, which I ended up liking better. You can still drink a ton of it one setting, and it was perfect for my bachelor party. The coriander comes through really nicely in a bright citrus flavor. As the citrus flavor falls off the potent cascade hops hit the tongue producing an excellent bitterness.

Target Volume (Gallons) 5      
Total Cost $37.88
 
   
Yield (ounces) 628      
Cost per 12 oz bottle $0.72      
Boil Time 60 min    
         
GRAINS  Pounds  Points/Gal  Total Points  Cost 
Extra Light LME 60/40 wheat 3.5 37 129.5 $7.16
Light DME 2.3 46 105.8 $7.66
Honey – Wild Flowers, Oregon 1 35 35 $4.32
Steep – 30 min at 150 F         
Honey Malt, Domestic 0.5 28 14 $0.84
         
Sweet Orange Peels – 1oz (10 minutes)       $1.35
Coriander – 1 oz crushed, (10 minutes)       $1.00
         
HOPS  Ounces  Alpha Acids Boil Time (min)  Cost 
Cascade 1 6.00% 60 $4.25
Cascade 1 6.00% 10
         

 
       
YEAST  White Labs American Hefeweizen Ale     Cost 
Attenuation Low 70%     $6.95
Attenuation High 75%      
Optimum Temp 65-68F      
Flocculation Low      
         
Starter No      
         
STATS         
Expected Original Gravity 1.057       
Expected Final Gravity Theoretical 0.75 – 1.017      
Expected Final Gravity Actual 1.012 – 1.014      
IBUs 15.71
 
   
Apparent Attenuation 79.17% AA = 1 – FG / OG    
Alcohol By Volume – Theoretical 6.15%      
Alcohol By Volume – Potential 4.99%      
         
BREWING:  Squeezed out hops bags medium      
  ½ tbs Irish Moss at start of boil     $0.10
         
Water Source Wort Tap water – 3 gallons      
Water Source Dilution ½ gallon filtered, rest tap water      
         
DATES  Date SG Cum. Days Notes
Brewed 05/26/08 1.048 0   
Racked 05/30/08 1.025 4 Fizzy on tongue, very orange flavor – nice, a bit bitter though, might have racked a bit early, the plastic fermenter threw me off
Bottled (SG pre bottling) 06/10/08 1.010  15 Tastes more bitter than I would like, orange flavor diminished quite a bit
   
 
   
OK TO DRINK BY (60 days): 07/25/08       
         
BOTTLING         
Priming Method 11 oz Light DME     $2.50
Caps, cleaners, etc
 
    $1.75
         
Container  Capacity  Qty  Total Volume   
Lagunitas 22 5 110  
Half Liter (Deutsch) 17 9 153  
Bottle 12 11 132  
Mini-keg 169 1 169  
Jug 64 1 64  
    Total Bottled:  628   
         
         
TASTING         
  06/22/08 27 Lots of carbonation, bottle almost fizzed out, refreshing orange citrus flavor at first, then the ‘sweet’ orange, then a bitter ale finish, perhaps too bitter, but very refreshing. The DME priming has been amazingly aggressive.
  06/25/08 30 OMFG this beer is good! For me, I say leave the hops in, maybe less sweet orange next time.
  07/09/08 44 Very tasty beer, upfront sweet orange is powerful, bitter finish is excellent, plenty of head  
  07/13/08 48 Parents and Grandma all liked it  
  08/02/08 68 Out of min-keg at party it was very brackish… not sure if lifespan of orange flavor is limited  
  08/14/08 80 The orange flavor has definitely diminished, holds head well, could have been oxygen taint.  
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