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

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


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


Amount Name Form Alpha IBU Boil Time
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.

White Labs WLP320 American Hefeweizen Ale

Fermentation Specifics

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.


posted by Jeff Holt at 07:32


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