Sunday, 3 June 2012

Spring 2012 Strawberry Wheat Ale

This recipe is from Brewing Classic Styles, it's the 'Apricot Wheat' with a little twist having the Strawberry subbed in for the Apricot flavouring. This is my third attempt at this brew, the first two were Raspberry Wheats, with the first being awesome and the second was just okay having been a bit rushed.  I have the propane burner back out for a full boil and that should help the final product.

5 Gallon Batch

Grain Bill:
  • 5.6 lb - 2 row
  • 5.6 lb - Wheat Malt
  • 0.5 lb - Crystal 15L
Hops:
  • 28 g Willamette (60)
Flavouring:
  • 2 kg Frozen Strawberries (Added at Kegging)
Yeast:
  • Wyyeast American Ale - 1056 (Repitched /w Starter)
Schedule:
  • Full Boil (brought back the propane burner)
  • 60 Minute Boil
  • Fermented at 65 F for 2 Weeks
  • Left for a month on Strawberries in keg before transferring to serving keg.

2 comments:

Sean Brownridge said...

This beer turned out great! This is a great base recipe for a fruit wheat, I have successfully used it 3-4 times.

I couldn't find my peach extract, so I left it on strawberries for fruit flavour instead. 2kg left a great subtle strawberry flavouring.

Ryan MacGregor said...

Looks good Sean! Keep posting, we're reading!


Cheers,

Ryan