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Offline Justin C

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Orange Wheat
« on: May 06, 2012, 08:17:05 PM »
Brewed on 14 April, Bottled on 03 May, drinking tonight. The orange really came out in this one, may stick with just the dry orange peel next time. Also added 2 teaspoons of flour in two cups of water at 5 min left to keep a haze in the beer. Is well carb and tasting good after just 3 days in the bottle.

0.50 lb Rice Hulls (0.0 SRM) Adjunct 5.3 %
4.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 42.1 %
4.00 lb White Wheat Malt (2.4 SRM) Grain 42.1 %
0.50 lb Munich Malt (9.0 SRM) Grain 5.3 %
0.50 lb Wheat, Flaked (1.6 SRM) Grain 5.3 %
1.00 oz Hallertauer [4.80%] (60 min) Hops 18.0 IBU
1.00 oz Hallertauer [4.80%] (30 min) Hops 13.9 IBU
0.50 oz Coriander Seed (Boil 5.0 min) Misc  
1.50 oz Orange Peel, Sweet (Boil 5.0 min)
Zest of 2 Oranges, (boil 5.0 min)

Measured Original Gravity: 1.051 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.013 SG Measured Final Gravity: 1.010 SG
Actual Alcohol by Vol: 5.3 %
Bitterness: 31.9 IBU Calories: 227 cal/pint
Est Color: 4.2 SRM Color: Color

Offline Jake

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Re: Orange Wheat
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2012, 09:25:24 PM »
flour in beer to keep a haze. First time I've heard of that. You've tried this before and it works well?
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Re: Orange Wheat
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2012, 09:25:37 PM »
Sounds nice! What yeast did you use? And can you notice the Munich - does it taste like 0.5 lbs is enough?
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Re: Orange Wheat
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2012, 09:29:13 PM »
Add more zest after fermentation is complete
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Re: Orange Wheat
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2012, 09:35:46 PM »
I used US-05 in this one just to keep a neutral taste and easy drinking beer that everyone would like. I had heard that using US-05 would cause the beer to drop clear, and had also had that people had added flour to give the illusion that the beer is cloudy like a wheat beer should be.

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Re: Orange Wheat
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2012, 03:23:33 AM »
I might try this one - I have a packet of sweet orange peel and another of bitter orange peel - might try this without the zest and see what I get - thanks for posting....
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Re: Orange Wheat
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2012, 05:58:52 AM »
I would never ever add flour to my beer just sayin
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Re: Orange Wheat
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2012, 01:50:01 PM »
I just googled it and a fair amount of people add a small amount of flour to the Wits to ensure a starch haze. I heard about it and figured it would not impact the flavour so I gave it a whirl.

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Re: Orange Wheat
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2012, 01:56:23 PM »
Definitely a bit unorthodox, but the proof of the pudding is in the eating... or the beer in the drinking; so let us know how it goes :)
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Re: Orange Wheat
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2012, 09:39:59 PM »
Unorthadox = Belgian  :wavebeer:

I added only 6 g of orange zest (apx 1/3 of an orange) to my last beer and I can taste it... zest from 2 oranges should come through quite strong. I would love to sample this. At least like to hear from you if the orange is balanced or not. Cheers.
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Re: Orange Wheat
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2012, 10:06:35 PM »
I would see that there is no miss the addition of orange peel in this beer. But it isn't overpowering. FWIW this is the first brew that my daughter actually liked and didn't go ewwww to bitter. (I am usually a big hop head)

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Re: Orange Wheat
« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2012, 07:01:40 AM »
Quote from: "Justin C"
FWIW this is the first brew that my daughter actually liked and didn't go ewwww to bitter. (I am usually a big hop head)


Yeah, I know what you mean, it was damned near impossible to get my 3 year old to finish her beer before she left the table... :twisted:

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Re: Orange Wheat
« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2012, 11:22:39 AM »
:lol:

And yeah... only beer I ever made that my wife liked was an apricot american wheat.
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Re: Orange Wheat
« Reply #13 on: May 10, 2012, 11:37:34 AM »
Eh, my wife's liked a lot of my beers.
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Re: Orange Wheat
« Reply #14 on: May 10, 2012, 11:46:19 AM »
My daughter is 9 and always tries a sip of each beer I make. Like I said she usually makes the bitter beer face and that is the end of it. When I was extract brewing I had to keep an eye on her or she would eat the DME before I got it in the BK.