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Beautiful Butterfly

148 calories 14.4 g 12 oz
Beer Stats
Method: All Grain
Style: American Wheat Beer
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 6 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 8 gallons
Post Boil Size: 6 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.034 (recipe based estimate)
Post Boil Gravity: 1.045 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 58% (brew house)
Calories: 148 calories (Per 12oz)
Carbs: 14.4 g (Per 12oz)
Created: Tuesday February 1st 2022
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
5 lb US - Pale 2-Row5 lb Pale 2-Row 37 1.8 38.8%
5 lb American - Wheat5 lb Wheat 38 1.8 38.8%
1 lb Flaked Oats1 lb Flaked Oats 33 2.2 7.8%
1 lb Flaked Wheat1 lb Flaked Wheat 34 2 7.8%
6 oz American - Carapils (Dextrine Malt)6 oz Carapils (Dextrine Malt) 33 1.8 2.9%
8 oz German - Acidulated Malt8 oz Acidulated Malt 27 3.4 3.9%
12.87 lbs / 0.00
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
0.40 oz Nugget0.4 oz Nugget Hops Pellet 13 Boil 45 min 17.47 28.6%
0.50 oz Crystal0.5 oz Crystal Hops Pellet 3.5 Boil 10 min 2.32 35.7%
0.50 oz Saaz0.5 oz Saaz Hops Pellet 4 Boil 5 min 1.46 35.7%
1.40 oz / 0.00
Other Ingredients
Amount Name Cost Type Use Time
7 g indian coriander fresh ground Spice Whirlpool 5 min.
5 g curacao orange peel fresh ground Spice Whirlpool 5 min.
3 g grains of paradise fresh ground Spice Whirlpool 5 min.
2 g Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) Water Agt Mash 1 hr.
2 g Gypsum Water Agt Mash 1 hr.
Omega Yeast Labs - Voss Kveik OYL-061
1 Each
Attenuation (custom):
Optimum Temp:
68 - 98 °F
Fermentation Temp:
Pitch Rate:
0.35 (M cells / ml / ° P) 89 B cells required
0.00 Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
CO2 Level: 3.75 Volumes
Target Water Profile
Balanced Profile
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
80 5 25 75 80 100
Mash Chemistry and Brewing Water Calculator

Brew day came in low on OG and a lil high on volume. Add some dme?
boosting up abv a little from last year. not sure which system i will brew this on but probably the old one. maybe boost abv a little more since efficiency is bad? or reduce efficiency back down to 60 which is what the previous brew was.

was playing with water chem but issues with alkalinity....not sure if its the software or what. maybe just run it on tap...

time crunch this will be more of an american rendition subbing lutra in for what normally is chico for american wheat beer.

brewed last night. forgot to add the water agents smh. original recipe had me at 75% efficiency for 1050 OG, came out with 60% for 1040 smh. idk why i thought i would get 75, maybe because recently ive gotten higher efficiencies with double crushing the grain, but also this beer has a lot of flaked wheat and oats so i shouldve known it would be low.

Really if I had done my rule of thumb and left out the flaked stuff in the calculation i wouldve gotten to 75% on the rest of the grain bill.
revamping last years OFFSZN for rebrew as mommys bier 2.

  • adding water profile and brewing salts. using shared ward labs profile for henrico county for september 2020.
  • reducing nugget bittering addition from 0.5 for 60 to 0.4 for 45 to fall more in the middle of the accepted IBU range for this style
  • reducing 2row from 4.5 to 4.5lb to account for good efficiency last time, knock the beer abv down from 5.89 to 5.3 (also more in the accepted range)
  • added acidulated malt for mash pH
    .....should i scale this up to 10 gallons though???? might not have space in the fermentation chamber....
    Brew day
    Originally was supposed to hit 1049 on 5.5gal with 75%. Came out a little under vol, but 1055. Updated recipe as such.

    I thought I was going to come out way under because of how light the wort was. And it's a small grain bill compared to recent recipes.
    initial notes.
    notes / changes from original aha receipe :
  • swapped out yeast for wyeast.
  • this is 5.5 gallons. since its even grain and hop values just leave it like that and aim for 5.5
  • the spices are supposed to go in at flameout for only 5 mins in whirlpool - prob need to use a bag.
  • recipe calls for 90 min boil but i dont think that is necessary. * ferment at 63 for 7 days then free rise to 73 for remainder.
  • original recipe :
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  • Last Updated: 2022-02-03 19:59 UTC
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