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Standard American Beer - American Wheat Beer


Refreshing wheat beers that can display more hop character and less yeast character than their German cousins. A clean fermentation character allows bready, doughy, or grainy wheat flavors to be complemented by hop flavor and bitterness rather than yeast

Flavor Profile: Light to moderately-strong bready, doughy, or grainy wheat flavor, which can linger into the finish. May have a moderate malty sweetness or finish quite dry. Low to moderate hop bitterness, which sometimes lasts into the finish. Balance is usually even, b

Ingredients: Clean American ale or lager yeast (German weissbier yeast is inappropriate). Large proportion of wheat malt (often 30–50%, which is lower than is typical in German weissbiers). American, German, or New World hops are typical.

BJCP Style Guide

Top 10 American Wheat Beer Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Apricot Wheat
45.4 L 5.46% 16.42 1.050 1.008
All Grain 7265
Drink near the sun
21 L 2.99% 27.4 1.027 1.005
All Grain 6273
Orange Honey Wheat Ale
5.5 gal 5.65% 37.08 1.058 1.015
All Grain 6062
Twisting Melon
25 L 5.77% 25.8 1.059 1.015
BIAB 4899
gumballhead clone
5 gal 5.59% 39.41 1.053 1.010
Partial Mash 4642
Le BONBON
18 L 3.7% 28.28 1.036 1.008
All Grain 3757
Vickies Weiss v 2
24 L 5.8% 34.86 1.059 1.015
BIAB 2716
Raspberry Wheat
5 gal 4.96% 54.83 1.049 1.011
All Grain 2666
Passionfruit Wheat Ale
18.9 L 5.65% 32.43 1.053 1.010
All Grain 2658
Blueberry Wheat
4.75 gal 6.58% 24.95 1.069 1.019
All Grain 2372

Newest American Wheat Beer Recipes

Title Size ABV IBU OG FG Color Method Views
Three Skunks and A Lamb Wheat Ale
30 gal 7.13% 48.54 1.069 1.014
All Grain 7
Reluctant Gruit Ale
2 gal 7.51% 0 1.072 1.014
All Grain 68
American Pale Mild
16 gal 3.19% 18.37 1.033 1.009
BIAB 15
Red's Wheat Bier
5.5 gal 5.66% 8.61 1.055 1.013
All Grain 45
Serious Summer Sipper
12 L 5.05% 34.2 1.047 1.009
BIAB 53
Unnamed American Wheat
5.5 gal 5.03% 25.89 1.049 1.011
All Grain 17
15012023 Pšenička
36 L 4.6% 28.38 1.046 1.011
All Grain 41
Idaho Gem Wheat Beer
5 gal 5.45% 57.66 1.055 1.014
All Grain 35
Awesome Recipe
3 gal 4.65% 10.65 1.047 1.012
All Grain 52
Awesome Recipe
31 L 4.46% 0 1.045 1.011
All Grain 15

Fermentables Used In American Wheat Beer Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
US - Pale 2-Row 921 US Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 45% 0% - 100%
American - White Wheat 734 American Grain base malt 2.8°L
40 40% 5% - 100%
American - Wheat 453 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
38 42% 3% - 100%
Flaked Wheat 333 Adjunct raw 2°L
34 14% 2% - 75%
Rice Hulls 296 Adjunct other 0°L
0 5% 0% - 20%
American - Pilsner 271 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 44% 6% - 100%
Flaked Oats 241 Adjunct raw 2.2°L
33 9% 0% - 46%
German - Wheat Malt 192 German Grain base malt 2°L
37 43% 9% - 100%
Honey Malt 174 Grain crystal malt 25°L
37 7% 1% - 100%
American - Carapils (Dextrine Malt) 168 American Grain crystal malt 1.8°L
33 7% 1% - 100%

Hops Used In American Wheat Beer Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Average AA Avg. Usage Usage Range
Cascade 507 7 39% 3% - 100%
Citra 303 11 30% 1% - 100%
Amarillo 278 8.6 27% 3% - 100%
Centennial 215 10 34% 0% - 100%
Saaz 204 3.5 39% 10% - 100%
Willamette 201 4.5 47% 9% - 100%
Magnum 154 15 33% 2% - 100%
Mosaic 134 12.5 28% 1% - 100%
Hallertau Mittelfruh 103 3.75 47% 5% - 100%
Columbus 91 15 27% 3% - 100%

Steeping Grains Used In American Wheat Beer Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Country Category Type Color PPG Avg. Usage Usage Range
American - Carapils (Dextrine Malt) 19 American Grain crystal malt 1.8°L
33 46% 9% - 100%
Flaked Wheat 18 Adjunct raw 2°L
34 50% 14% - 100%
Honey Malt 16 Grain crystal malt 25°L
37 53% 6% - 100%
American - Caramel / Crystal 10L 16 American Grain crystal malt 10°L
35 78% 36% - 100%
American - White Wheat 12 American Grain base malt 2.8°L
40 49% 16% - 100%
US - Pale 2-Row 12 US Grain base malt 1.8°L
37 55% 20% - 100%
American - Wheat 10 American Grain base malt 1.8°L
38 60% 26% - 100%
American - Caramel / Crystal 20L 8 American Grain crystal malt 20°L
35 64% 8% - 100%
Aromatic Malt 7 Grain specialty malt 20°L
35 49% 14% - 100%
Flaked Oats 7 Adjunct raw 2.2°L
33 34% 11% - 50%

Yeasts Used In American Wheat Beer Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Laboratory Type Alcohol Tolerance Flocculation Attenuation Min. Temp Max. Temp
Fermentis - Safale - American Ale Yeast US-05 640 Fermentis / Safale Ales Low Medium 81% 54°F 77°F
Wyeast - American Wheat 1010 264 Wyeast Wheat 0.1 Low 76% 58°F 74°F
Fermentis - Safbrew - Wheat Beer Yeast WB-06 129 Fermentis / Safale Wheat .105 Low 86% 54°F 77°F
White Labs - California Ale Yeast WLP001 122 White Labs Ale High Medium 76.5% 68°F 73°F
Wyeast - American Ale 1056 93 Wyeast Ale 0.1 Med-Low 75% 60°F 72°F
White Labs - American Hefeweizen Ale Yeast WLP320 87 White Labs Ale Medium Low 72.5% 65°F 69°F
Fermentis - Safale - English Ale Yeast S-04 58 Fermentis / Safale Ale .0975 High 75% 54°F 77°F
Fermentis - Safale - German Ale Yeast K-97 38 Fermentis / Safale Ale .104 High 81% 54°F 77°F
White Labs - Hefeweizen Ale Yeast WLP300 35 White Labs Wheat Medium Low 74% 68°F 72°F
Wyeast - Kölsch 2565 25 Wyeast Ale 0.1 Low 75% 56°F 70°F

Other Ingredients Used In American Wheat Beer Recipes (View More)

Name Recipes Type Use Avg. Usage Usage Range
Gypsum 305 Water Agt Mash 17% 0% - 100%
Whirlfloc 173 Fining Boil 62% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 166 Water Agt Mash 17% 0% - 100%
Lactic acid 137 Water Agt Other 69% 0% - 100%
Irish Moss 108 Fining Boil 56% 0% - 100%
Epsom Salt 89 Water Agt Mash 6% 0% - 46%
Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) 55 Water Agt Mash 23% 0% - 100%
Calcium Chloride (anhydrous) 54 Water Agt Mash 19% 0% - 71%
Phosphoric acid 40 Water Agt Mash 65% 0% - 100%
Baking Soda 37 Water Agt Mash 5% 0% - 34%

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