Despite not feeling an overwhelming need to brew lately, my wife asked me to have a keg available for a party we’re having in a few weeks. I decided to save myself a ton of hassle and do an extract, although it’s an original recipe. I realized that much of my equipment for all-grain is in need of some serious cleaning and refurbishing, so I have no shame in skipping a step. However, I am doing a full boil extract which means my hop utilization is much closer to what you get with all-grain.
I put together a modified version of my standard wheat beer and called it Celebration Wheat, since a family member is moving back to town before this party happens. The recipe is below if anyone else would like to give it a try.
HOME BREW RECIPE: Title: Celebration Wheat Author: Jamison Swift Brew Method: Extract Style Name: American Wheat Beer Boil Time: 60 min Batch Size: 5.5 gallons (fermentor volume) Boil Size: 7.1 gallons Boil Gravity: 1.037 Efficiency: 35% (steeping grains only) STATS: Original Gravity: 1.048 Final Gravity: 1.011 ABV (standard): 4.76% IBU (tinseth): 24.24 SRM (morey): 5.97 FERMENTABLES: 6 lb - Liquid Malt Extract - Wheat (76.2%) 1 lb - Dry Malt Extract - Wheat (12.7%) STEEPING GRAINS: 8 oz - American - Caramel / Crystal 20L (6.3%) 6 oz - American - Victory (4.8%) HOPS: 1 oz - Centennial, Type: Pellet, AA: 10, Use: First Wort, IBU: 23.52 0.5 oz - Amarillo, Type: Pellet, AA: 8.6, Use: Boil for 1 min, IBU: 0.72 YEAST: Wyeast - American Wheat 1010 Starter: No Form: Liquid Attenuation (avg): 76% Flocculation: Low Optimum Temp: 58 - 74 F Fermentation Temp: 74 F Pitch Rate: 0.35 (M cells / ml / deg P) Generated by Brewer's Friend - http://www.brewersfriend.com/ Date: 2016-06-22 00:10 UTC Recipe Last Updated: 2016-06-22 00:05 UTC