Original Gravity: 1.0608 Final Gravity: 1.0152 Alcohol by Volume: 5.969%
One of our experiments of sorts. Our use of honey in a wheat beer style produces a beer is sooo smooth even your neighbors who only drink commercial American beers will love it. Another summertime favorite!
6.6 lbs. Wheat Malt Extract
1 lb. Wheat Grain (cracked)
1 lb. Vienna Grain (cracked)
1 lb. Honey (excluded from pricing) (See choices below.)
2 oz. (4.5 AAU) Mount Hood Hops (boil)
1 oz. (9.0 AAU) Mount Hood Hops (finish)
1 pkg. White Labs WLP300 Hefeweizen Ale Yeast
4 oz. Crown Caps (approx. 55 caps)
5 oz. Priming Sugar (approx. 3/4 cup)
Place grains into 1 1/2 gal. cold water & heat to 150oF. Remove from heat cover & allow to steep for 1 hour. Sparge with 1 gal. 170oF water & return liquid to brewpot. Add liquid malt & honey. Stir until dissolved. Return to heat & bring to low boil. Add 2 oz. hops to brewpot & keep at low boil for 55 min. Add final 1 oz. hops. Remove from heat & steep for 5 min. Strain into 3 gal. cold water & pitch yeast when cooled to 80oF or below. Yields 5 gal. For Pepper Beer: Pierce desired pepper with fork then soak in vodka or other spirit for 8 hours. Drop pepper into ice-cold bottle Cream of Wheat beer. Recap & let stand for one week. Consume within 3 weeks.