06 March, 2011

Home Brew: Dark Wheat

My first sample of a "Dark Wheat" which was really just a quick and dirty brew using some ingredients I had leftover from other recipes. It was essentially a pair of Mr. Beer Wheat extracts with a bit of chocolate malt for a deep color, and roasty malt goodness. The result? Quite good. It has a great mix of a wheat sourness with dark roasty malt flavors.

Recipe Characteristics
Recipe Bitterness 23 IBU
Alcohol by Volume 5.3%
Recipe Color 24° SRM
Alcohol by Weight 4.2%

0.50 lb Chocolate Malt (US) Grain Mashed
0.75 lb MrB. Booster Sugar Other
2.42 lb MrB. Whispering Wheat Weizenbier Extract Extract
0.50 oz Centennial Whole 30 minutes
1.00 unit Corriander Seed Spice 1 tablespoon
1.00 unit Irish Moss Fining 1/2 teaspoon
2.00 unit Orange Peel, Sweet Spice
0.75 unit Safale S-05 Dry Ale Yeast Yeast American: Temperature Range: 59°-75° F 11.5 GRAMS


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