Tangerine Wheat?

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  1. Head First

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    I have been tossing around a recipe for a wheat beer that doesn't need a slice of orange. I found these experimental hops at Yakima Valley Hops(experimental Tangerine) and have done several different recipes with them. I have found they get more "tart" I guess if to much are used. If only aroma is desired at small amounts they hint a taste just as if a slice of fruit is on the glass. But kind of like Lemon Drop, to much is to much. How can I bring out the citrus without them overpowering and getting tart or bitter? The best flavor so far was with 180f degree whirlpool for 10min(10 gal. batch 2oz.) But if I add just a little more (.5oz.) they get too sharp. How do I get more aroma without more tart?
     
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    Have you tried dry hopping yet?

    I'd say lower attenuating yeast or something less modified in the grains but I love the wheats either really dry or in the sweet range. I'd compromise on the tart side personally, but can you tolerate any sweetness?
     
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    I've found Lemon Drop to be quite harsh.... Mandarina Bavaria is quite nice for a tangerine-like flavor - use at whirlpool.

    "Tart" is a descriptor I often hear used for wheat beers in general - that may be your issue. If you're talking "sour" as in harsh, that could be the hops.
     
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    I've only used Lemon Drop as a 5-minute, flameout or dryhop addition. In those uses, I find the flavor plenty smooth. I get a lot of grassiness with Mandarina in heavily dry-hopped beer and it interferes with the more subtle citrus notes. I think it's my particular palate.
    I've been eyeing the Exp-Tangerine hops. I'd be tempted to add some tangerine puree/frozen juice at the end of boil to pick up the flavor. I did a Blood Orange/Citra IPA that was fantastic...not so much juice that it took over the flavor but it really, really reinforced the earthy juiciness of the Citra hops.
     
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    I would use Mandarina and also throw in some orange zest to complement the hops. Works great and you can get a good citrus character without it being too "hoppy" for wheat.
     
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    For tangerine flavor, use tangerine zest at flameout. Seriously, the flavor is in the zest, not so much in the juice or pulp.
     
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    It also won't add a bunch of fermentable sugar like juice will.
     
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    #8 Head First, Nov 21, 2018
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    A half a # of honey malt will add quite a bit of sweet.. I'm adding that to bring out the citrus and try not to be to harsh. I did a light pale ale this spring with this amount of exp tangerine and it was tasty but I was looking for more tangerine. Dry hopping has not been tried. Would be concerned about losing the tangerine flavor to just a citrusy tang.
     
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    Maybe another hop along with will add more flavor without getting harsh? Would have to order those hops. Don't think LHBS would have them.
     
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    The tangerine hops are very nice at a low aroma addition so was just wondering about more flavor with then without the slight harsh or tarty stepping in. Maybe some zest would help.
     
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    The tangerine hops don't get very bitter just tart or as above harsh.
     
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    • Tangerine Wheat
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    Method: All Grain
    Style: American Wheat Beer
    Boil Time: 60 min
    Batch Size: 10 gallons (fermentor volume)
    Boil Size: 13 gallons
    Boil Gravity: 1.038 (recipe based estimate)
    Efficiency: 70% (brew house)
    Source: HEAD FIRST BREWING
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    Original Gravity:
    1.050
    Final Gravity:
    1.008
    ABV (standard):
    5.47%
    IBU (tinseth):
    26.17
    SRM (morey):
    4.8



    Mash pH
    5.4


    Fermentables
    Amount Fermentable PPG °L Bill %
    8 lb American - Pale 2-Row 37 1.8 43.2%
    10 lb American - White Wheat 40 2.8 54.1%
    0.5 lb Canadian - Honey Malt 37 25 2.7%
    18.5 lb Total
    Hops
    Amount Variety Type AA Use Time IBU
    1 oz Cluster Pellet 7.7 Boil 60 min 16.23
    2 oz Exp Tangerine Pellet 6.5 Aroma 10 min 9.94
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    Mash Guidelines
    Amount Description Type Temp Time
    8.5 gal Infusion 148 F 60 min
    6 gal BATCH Sparge 168 F 10 min
    Starting Mash Thickness: 1.5 qt/lb
    Other Ingredients
    Amount Name Type Use Time
    2 tsp Calcium Chloride Water Agt Mash 1 hr.
    1.5 tsp Gypsum Water Agt Mash 1 hr.
    7 ml Phosphoric acid Water Agt Mash 1 hr.
    1 ml Phosphoric acid Water Agt Sparge 1 hr.
    Yeast
    Fermentis / Safale - American Ale Yeast US-05
    Amount:
    2
    Attenuation (avg):
    81%
    Flocculation:
    Medium
    Optimum Temp:
    54 - 77 °F
    Starter:
    No
    Fermentation Temp:
    65 °F
    Pitch Rate:
    -
    Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
    Target Water Profile: Tangerine Wheat
    Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
    80 5 25 75 80 100
    Mash Chemistry and Brewing Water Calculator
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    Last Updated: 2018-11-20 18:17 MST

    Here is the recipe I think
     
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    Nothing glaring wrong with it. Give it a go and tell us how it comes out.
     
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    I think I will try as is. Pryor use of these hops was whirlpool and was good but weak. Like this at 10min should get just a little more out of them. If not enough yet I guess hang a slice of tangerine on the glass!
     
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    So brewed this beer 12/9.
    Just racked into kegs today.
    Usually cold crash but just did it without chilling.
    The hop flavor is very good.
    Will let carb for a bit but samples were very tasty.
    Slightly dry yet not tart, with a complex tangerine, blood orange,orange, pear, fruity flavor without the citrus tang.
    Just enough sweetness to bring out the flavors we were looking for.
    So far I will call this brew an overwhelming success.
    Thanks for the help.
     
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    This sounds great!
    Would you mind if I poach your recipe?
    I would like to make a beer like this in the spring.
    Craigerrr
     
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    #17 Head First, Dec 21, 2018
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2018
    Please feel free. If it's made public it's public. I might consider adding some mandarina barvaria hops too. Maybe a flame out addition? The fruityness as is though is tasty. Those experimental tangering may come hard to get. They show only a 2017 release and they are out of stock at YVHops.
     
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    Just wanted to add a note to this, I tried an oz. Of dry hop in 1 keg and it made a very good tangerine flavor along with the prior recipe additions. No dank or tartness, just tangerine. Yup, lawnmower beer especial'.
     
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