American Wheat Ale - Tropic Thunder

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American Wheat Ale - Tropic Thunder

Unread postby luk-cha » Wed May 07, 2014 3:38 pm

Just wanted to share with you all my AWA, it was also my first brew on my 20L BM

Grains were crushed using the BM mill, it will be in primary for 7 days @ 18C then in secondary for 5 days @ 14C, 12 hours @ room temp then 2 days @3C to cold crash it before kegging

This should come out very similar to 3 Floyds Gumball Head and is very hop forward wheat ale but with a strong enough malt bill to carry these hops


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General---------------------------------------------------
Name---------------- : Tropic Thunder
Beer type----------- : American Wheat Ale
Desired litres------ : 21 litre
Desired SG---------- : 1.060
Extraction efficiency: 80 %

Algemeen--------------------------------------------------
Total brewing water- : 30 litre
Mash water---------- : 23 litre
Sparge water-------- : 7 litre @ 78C 30 mins to sparge
Boiling time-------- : 90 minutes
Calculated bitter--- : EST 35 - 40 IBU

Malt bill-------------------------------------------------
 47.5%   2850 g  2 Row malt                       
 47.5%   2850 g  Wheat mail                 
  2.5%    150 g  20L Crystal                       
  2.5%    150 g  60L Crystal           
Hops------------------------------------------------------
Pellets
56 gm Amarillo - 14 gm first wort hop, 14 gm @ 15 mins, 14 gm @ 10 mins, 14 gm @ 0 mins and hold @ 93C for 15 mins
28 gm Citra - 14 gm @ 5 mins, 14 gm @ 0 mins and hold @ 93C for 15 mins
14 gm Galaxy - 14 gm @ 0 mins and hold @ 93C for 15 mins

Yeast------------------------------------------------------
Strain-------------- : US - 05
Added as------------ : Hydrated
Volume-------------- : 1 package of 11 g
Aeration------------ : Whisked for 5 mins
Temperature--------- : Pitched 18°C

Mash table-------------------------------------------------
Mash in at 38°C
5 min at 52°C
30 min at 63°C
45 min at 73°C
10 min at 78°C

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Re: American Wheat Ale - Tropic Thunder

Unread postby luk-cha » Sat May 17, 2014 4:22 am

So here it is, this is the final offering, it is quite amazing, smooth clean bitterness, with a tropical citrus fruit noise and final pallet, refreshing and clean tasting, as it is a wheat beer, there is a slight haze
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Re: American Wheat Ale - Tropic Thunder

Unread postby dinnerstick » Sat May 17, 2014 7:53 am

looks very good ! even in a whisky glass !! i have those same ones..
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