|5/31/2015||Brew||See notes tab|
Bubbles start appearing in airlock
Real life delayed racking; after 5 weeks, tastes ready to drink
37 bottles + 3 swing tops + 3 bombers
Well received by yeastherders. Malt taste very prominent; hops are very subtle.
|Potential % Alc||Balling||Color||Type||Taste|
Mild, slight malty, slight bitter
Mild, slightly sweeet, no strong malt or bitterness
Mild malt, smooth, calm flavor, very little hops
|4||oz||Flaked wheat||Grain tea|
|4||oz||Aromatic wheat||Grain tea|
Pilsen Light liquid malt extract
|3.5||lb||Wheat liquid malt extract|
|1||oz||Sterling hops||At first boil|
1/2 after 45 minutes, 1/2 10 minutes later
|0.75||oz||Bitter orange peel|
Recipe called for this twice; only got enough for one
|1||tsp||Crushed coriander seeds||Ditto|
Wyeast 3944 Belgian wit yeast
Didn't notice 3-hour preparation notice until starting the boil
Didn't need the funnel; teaspoon was also approximately superfluous
Took several hours before the fermentation bucket, Thief, hydrometer were needed. Consider sanitizing them while wort boils
Recipe said to seep at 160°; wasn't watching and water got to 170-80° before removing heat
Snipped bottom of a large muslin bag. Consider getting a fist-sized metal tea strainer :-)
Pot almost boiled over, so reduced heat and stirred. Forgot to increase heat again, so it wasn't 45 minutes of rolling boil, though high portion of water read ~190°
Possibly due to lack of rolling boil or not enough stirring, a thin layer of malt burned to the bottom of the pan. Removal sucks.
Since it hadn't had 45 minutes rolling boil, boiled for 20 minutes instead of 10 between first half of Cascade and second half
Recipe had 3/4 oz bitter orange peel and 1 tsp crushed coriander seeds twice; once after 45 minutes with half the Cascade hops, then again after 14 minutes (and the other half of the hops)
Blue ice plus tap water wasn't a very quick ice bath. Took around an hour to reach a little under 90°
Used an unsanitized spatula to push water through spent grain in the strainer. Sanitize a rubber squeegy thing next time.
Wyeast packet-within-a-packet wouldn't pop by pounding in hands or with mallet on counter, so yeast and nutrient first met each other right before pitching.
Both the malt and hop flavor was pretty mild in the wort. Hoping the beer comes out smooth and subtle.