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Whoop-Up Wheat All-grain
ABV5.30 %
BJCP Style
03B. Light Ale, American Wheat
A traditional, clean, dry American-style wheat ale. Perfect for livin' easy in the summertime.
Submitted by calpete on 15-Sep-2006

Recipe Details
Tasting Notes Dry, clean, refreshing. A lawnmower beer, but with subtle interesting flavor. A beer that both my wife and I can enjoy. I never have liked the traditional German weiss beers, as their overpowering banana/clove phenols are just not for me. But the subtle spiciness more reminiscent of some light Belgian ales which I get with the "East Coast Ale" yeast works great. In the future, I hope to kick up the floral/citrus aroma just a notch with an end-of-boil hop addition--probably some Amarillo.
Awards 2nd place, L.A. County Fair (2006)
Boil Volume 6.75 gallons
Boil Time 75 minutes
Batch Size 5.00 gallons
Yeast White Labs WLP008 East Coast Ale (80% app. attenuation)
Primary Fermentation glass, 4 days
Secondary Fermentation glass, 4 days
Other Fermentation
Procedure Single-infusion mash (75 min. at 149dF), with a quarter-pound of rice hulls for the filter bed. Batch sparge. Brewed early in the summer, so the ferment was on the warm side (in the low 70sF), but still a very clean tasting/smelling beer.
  Style Comparison
  Low   High
OG 1.035 1.049 1.055
FG 1.008 1.008 1.015
IBU 10 25 30
SRM 2 5 8
ABV 3.7 5.30 5.5
% Weight Weight (lbs) Grain Note Gravity Points Color
50.0 % 5.00 American Wheat 25.4 1.7
40.0 % 4.00 American Two-row Pale 19.2 1.8
10.0 % 1.00 German Munich 10L 4.8 8.0
  10.00     49.4  
% Wt Weight (oz) Hop Note Form AA% AAU Boil Time Utilization IBU
66.7 % 1.00 Cascade Whole/Plug 5.5 5.5 60 0.261 21.5
33.3 % 0.50 Cascade Whole/Plug 5.5 2.8 10 0.095 3.9
  1.50               25.0
Miscellaneous Ingredients
Weight/Units Name Notes
0.5 ounce bitter orange peel end of boil
0.25 ounce ground coriander end of boil