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American Wheat Beer

177 calories 17 carbs
Beer Stats
Method: BIAB
Style: American Wheat or Rye Beer
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 23 liters (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 26 liters
Post Boil Size: 23 liters
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.048 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 77% (brew house)
Source: Removed source since i bungled reciped when making a changed it
No Chill: 60 minute extended hop boil time
Calories: 177 calories (Per 355mL)
Carbs: 17 g (Per 355mL)
Created Sunday February 9th 2020
Amount Fermentable PPG °L Bill %
2.72 kg American - Pale 2-Row2.72 kg Pale 2-Row 37 1.8 51.1%
2.26 kg American - Wheat2.26 kg Wheat 38 1.8 42.5%
0.22 kg American - Munich - Light 10L0.22 kg Munich - Light 10L 33 10 4.1%
120 g Rice Hulls120 g Rice Hulls 0 0 2.3%
5.32 kg Total      
Amount Variety Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
14.15 g Centennial14.15 g Centennial Hops Pellet 10 Boil 60 min 17.35 25%
14.15 g Centennial14.15 g Centennial Hops Pellet 10 Dry Hop 9 days 25%
28.35 g Citra28.35 g Citra Hops Pellet 11 Dry Hop at 18 °C 0 days 50%
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Temp Time
21.95 L Temperature 66 °C 60 min
9.85 L Sparge 75 °C --
21.95 L Temperature 66 °C 60 min
Wyeast - Kölsch 2565
Attenuation (custom):
Optimum Temp:
13 - 21 °C
Fermentation Temp:
16 °C
Pitch Rate:
0.35 (M cells / ml / ° P) 107 B cells required
Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
CO2 Level: 2.3 Volumes
Target Water Profile
Reverse Osmosis
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
0 0 0 0 0 0
Mash Chemistry and Brewing Water Calculator

This was a no chill batch, so i put the boil hops with a long duration to try and estimate the IBU better.
Day 6 checked SG, 1.021 or so
Temp was kept at 16c for first 4 days, then ramping 1c / day. currently at 19.5 c
Hope it gets down to 1.015 at least.
Tasting on day 6, clean, wheat flavour, not much going on, nose is okay , Touch of bitterness in line with the 15-20 ibu expected. going to crash the sample and try later, as there is a lot of yeast in suspension
Set it to 20 and jostled the bucket, seems to have picked up a bit

Tuesday, so day 9. Down to 1.011, calling it done, sample is nice enough, maybe a little bit of alcohol smell on the nose. MIght smell some banana. hard to judge a 20c sample. Tastes nice enough. Super cloudy, lots of yeast in suspension. Going to cold crash for several days then keg and dryhop in keg. Carbing to 2.5 vol and serving.

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  • Last Updated: 2020-02-19 03:12 UTC
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