24 February 2008

Hubert Wolters' West Texas Wheat - Brew day

Hubert Wolters c. 1879

While browsing my LHBS' website for hops to brew with, I noticed one called Sorachi Ace, a hop from Sapporo Breweries in Japan that has a lemon aroma.

In a marvelous example of serendipity, I was listening to Graham Sanders' last CraftBrewer Radio podcast for 2007 a day or so later, and someone had sent him an email asking how to use Sorachi Ace. Grahams reply was, in a wheat beer. On The Session, the brewmaster of Lodi Brewing said he made an IPA with Sorachi Ace that people confused with a hefe.

And so, Hubert Wolters' West Texas Wheat was born.

Recipe: Hubert Wolter's West Texas Wheat
Brewing Date: Saturday February 09, 2008
Head Brewer: Jeff

Recipe Specifics
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Batch Size (GAL): 5.00 Wort Size (GAL): 5.00
Total Grain (LBS): 7.25
Anticipated OG: 1.050
Anticipated SRM: 3.9
Anticipated IBU: 27.5
Wort Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Actual OG: 1.054

Grain/Extract/Sugar

% Amount Name Origin Gravity SRM
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96.6 7.00 lbs. AHS Wheat Malt 1.035 2
3.4 0.25 lbs. Crystal 40L America 1.034 40

Hops

Amount Name Form Alpha IBU Boil Time
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0.25 oz. Sorachi Ace Pellet 14.00 17.2 60 min.
0.25 oz. Sorachi Ace Pellet 14.00 4.6 15 min.
0.50 oz. Sorachi Ace Pellet 14.00 5.7 5 min.

Yeast
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White Labs WLP320 American Hefeweizen Ale

Fermentation Specifics
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Pitched From: Pitchable Flask
Lag Time: 19.00 hours

Primary Fermenter: Stainless Steel
Primary Type: Closed
Primary Temperature: 68 degrees F

Hubert Wolters, you will recall, brewed wheat beer in San Angelo, Texas, from about 1878 to 1888. While I have no clue how he brewed it, I wanted to have a wheat beer in the Macht's Nicht Brewing Company portfolio.

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