American Wheat Ale Kit

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American Wheat Ale Kit

Post by Mattheus_Rex » Mon May 19, 2014 10:34 am

Just got this kit in
http://morebeer.com/products/american-w ... r-kit.html
No grains in the kit, just 3lb of Bavarian Wheat DME and 2lb of light DME. Since there are no grains, I'm assuming you just bring the water up to temp and dump it all in then bring to a boil. Any advice? The technician in me has a hard time just winging it without specific instructions. Lol

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Re: American Wheat Ale Kit

Post by Bgrant » Mon May 19, 2014 11:21 am

I would follow the brewing directions they give on the documents tab at:
http://morebeer.com/images/file.php?file_id=879

Skip step 3 since you have no grains.
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Re: American Wheat Ale Kit

Post by Mattheus_Rex » Mon May 19, 2014 11:25 am

Pretty much what I was planning to do. I like to see what others do too.

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Re: American Wheat Ale Kit

Post by CA_Mouse » Mon May 19, 2014 10:11 pm

I added 4 fist-sized thin skin, navel oranges (sliced into 16ths) with 5 minutes left in the boil and used American Hefeweizen yeast for a nice Orange Hefe.
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Re: American Wheat Ale Kit

Post by Mattheus_Rex » Tue May 20, 2014 7:02 am

[quote="CA_Mouse"]I added 4 fist-sized thin skin, navel oranges (sliced into 16ths) with 5 minutes left in the boil and used American Hefeweizen yeast for a nice Orange Hefe.[/quote]

I was going to just use zest in mine. You didn't encounter any bitterness from the white pith of the orange?

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Re: American Wheat Ale Kit

Post by CA_Mouse » Wed May 21, 2014 11:46 am

Mattheus_Rex wrote:
CA_Mouse wrote:I added 4 fist-sized thin skin, navel oranges (sliced into 16ths) with 5 minutes left in the boil and used American Hefeweizen yeast for a nice Orange Hefe.
I was going to just use zest in mine. You didn't encounter any bitterness from the white pith of the orange?
That is why I used the thin skinned ones, there is very little pith to them and it flavors more than bitters.
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Primary: Hopping Dead
Secondary: Mead - Cinnamon; Boysenberry; Blackberry; Tart Cherry
Barrel #2: American Barleywine
Secondary: Dark Cherry Sour '13
Secondary: Pom-Cran Sour '13
Keg #1: Bourbon Barrel Oatmeal Stout
Keg #2: Cascade Pale Ale
Keg #3: Berliner Weiss
Keg #4: Cascade Pale Ale
Keg #5: Irish Red
Keg #6: Tart Walking IPA
Keg #7: Dad's Apple Cider
Bottled: Robin's Root Beer


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