American Wheat

May 03 2019, Tags: American wheat, Beer


I wanted a relatively plain summer beer to offer just about anyone that made it into my house over the summer.

Grist

Water adjustments

Mash

Sparge

Sparged with 18 liters of 80C water with 0.79ml 75% phosphoric acid after 45 minutes. I made a mistake watching the clock, and ended the mash at 45 minutes, thinking I ended it at 90 minutes...

Boil

90 minute boil.

IBU: ~25

Pitch

Re-pitch

Owing to my clock misreading during the mash, S-04 gave up at about 1.018, which was too high for my taste. I pitched some US-05 into 500ml of wort, then added the frothing substance after about 4 fours, along with 15 grams of Nelson Sauvin.

Bottling

After a few days, the beer was at 1.014, so cold crashed it with gelatine and let it sit for a few days.

After bottling the beer was refreshing and nice, but the Nelson hops where much too noticable. The goal with this beer was to have a relatively neutral beer on hand for guests, and the Nelson made it a special interest beer. Luckily, after quite some weeks, it is just as uninteresting as intended, and I can hand it out to anyone.