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Christmas Wheat

152.25 calories 16.86 g 12 oz
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Beer Stats
Method: All Grain
Style: Holiday/Winter Special Spiced Beer
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 5.5 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 7.5 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.034 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 75% (brew house)
Source: *BrewDude*
Calories: (Per 12oz)
Carbs: (Per 12oz)
Created Wednesday December 17th 2014
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
4 lb American - Red Wheat4 lb Red Wheat 38 2.5 44.4%
4 lb United Kingdom - Maris Otter Pale4 lb Maris Otter Pale 38 3.75 44.4%
1 lb American - Caramel / Crystal 10L1 lb Caramel / Crystal 10L 35 10 11.1%
9 lb / 0.00
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
1 oz East Kent Goldings1 oz East Kent Goldings Hops Pellet 5 Boil 60 min 20.99 100%
1 oz / 0.00
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Temp Time
12.5 qt Acid Rest -- 90 °F 25 min
4.5 qt Protien Rest -- 125 °F 25 min
10 qt Infusion 152 °F 60 min
Starting Mash Thickness: 1.5 qt/lb
Other Ingredients
Amount Name Cost Type Use Time
0.50 tsp Cardamom Spice Primary --
1 oz Grapefruit Zest Flavor Primary --
Fermentis - Safbrew - Wheat Beer Yeast WB-06
1 Each
Attenuation (avg):
Optimum Temp:
59 - 75 °F
Fermentation Temp:
68 °F
Pitch Rate:
0.75 (M cells / ml / ° P) 179 B cells required
0.00 Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
Target Water Profile
Pilsen (Light Lager)
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
7 3 2 5 5 25
Used Ozarka Spring Water and added 1/4 tsp Gypsum to balance water at target Pilsen level.
Mash Chemistry and Brewing Water Calculator
Author: *BrewDude*, Method: All Grain, Style: Holiday/Winter Special Spiced Beer, ABV 4.37%, IBU 20.99, SRM 5.31, Fermentables: (Red Wheat, Maris Otter Pale, Caramel / Crystal 10L) Hops: (East Kent Goldings) Other: (Cardamom, Grapefruit Zest)
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  • Last Updated: 2015-01-09 15:10 UTC
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*BrewDude* 12/18/2014 at 01:24am
This is my first experiment with spices. Cardamom is a delicious but potent spice and so I'm trying to be cautious with its use as I want it to be an accent. Ill let you know how it turns out.

*BrewDude* 01/09/2015 at 03:11pm

*BrewDude* 01/09/2015 at 03:13pm
The Maris Otter malt really ruined this ones style. It made it taste almost like an ale and crated a taste that I can only describe as a wheat ale. It is drinkable and I was able to get the cardamom and grapefruit flavors I wanted but will definately use a pilsen malt in the future.

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