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Honey Wheat Ale

216 calories 18.4 g 12 oz
Beer Stats
Method: Extract
Style: Belgian Blond Ale
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 5.5 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 3 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.121 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 35% (steeping grains only)
Calories: 216 calories (Per 12oz)
Carbs: 18.4 g (Per 12oz)
Created Tuesday October 10th 2017
1.066
1.011
7.3%
14.3
6.6
n/a
n/a
 
Fermentables
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
6.60 lb Liquid Malt Extract - Wheat6.6 lb Liquid Malt Extract - Wheat 35 3 65.3%
3 lb Honey3 lb Honey 42 2 29.7%
9.60 lbs / 0.00
Steeping Grains
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
5 oz United Kingdom - Carastan (30/37)5 oz Carastan (30/37) 35 34 3.1%
3 oz American - Caramel / Crystal 60L3 oz Caramel / Crystal 60L 34 60 1.9%
0.00
 
Hops
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
1 oz Amarillo1 oz Amarillo Hops Leaf/Whole 8.6 Boil 60 min 14.27 50%
1 oz Citra1 oz Citra Hops Leaf/Whole 11 Dry Hop 14 days 50%
2 oz / 0.00
 
Other Ingredients
Amount Name Cost Type Use Time
1 each Whirlfloc Fining Boil 10 min.
 
Yeast
Wyeast - American Wheat 1010
Amount:
1 Each
Cost:
Attenuation (avg):
76%
Flocculation:
Low
Optimum Temp:
58 - 74 °F
Starter:
No
Fermentation Temp:
72 °F
Pitch Rate:
0.35 (M cells / ml / ° P) 118 B cells required
0.00 Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
Priming
Method: Powdered Honey       Amount: 1/4 tsp per bottle      
 
Notes

The recipe is brewed to match the specs of a Belgian Blonde ale, in color, bitterness (or lack thereof), and strength.

However, instead of Belgian candy sugar, we use locally harvested honey for more intricate sub-flavors.

In addition, where a Belgian would simply use light traditional malts, this utilizes Wheat for a rich mouthfeel and good head retention, alongside some honey and caramel malts to underscore the flavor of the honey.

The hops are still light, but rather than using a European hops as a Belgian would, we use Amarillo, a West coast hops, which gives a complementary citrus accent to the honey flavor. Then, after transferring to a secondary, we dry hop an ounce of Citra for a nice floral and citrus aroma.

So, while this goes down easily and feels light and refreshing, yet powerful, just as a Belgian Blonde would, this beer imparts a more complex citrus and honey palette of flavors. Give it a try!

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  • Last Updated: 2017-10-24 04:32 UTC
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