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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

 

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