Alcatraz Wheat Beer
wheat beer, weizen, weissbier, extract
Source: Bryan Gros (email@example.com)
Issue #746, 10/23/91
I primed half the batch (5 gal) with 1/3 cup corn sugar and the other
half with 1/2 cup clover honey. After two weeks, the beer was great.
The beer primed with honey, however, was way too carbonated. All you can
taste is bubbles. In direct taste tests, this beer has more body than
WheatHook, and is slightly sweeter. Compared to EKU, the beer is
similar, but EKU Wiezen is slightly sweeter.
- 3 pounds, dried wheat extract
- 2 pounds, Wheat malt
- 1 pound, Barley malt
- 1 pound, dried malt extract
- 2--1/2 ounces, Mt. Hood hops
- Wyeast Wheat beer yeast
Make a yeast starter two days beforehand. Mash the three pounds of malt
a la Miller. Boil for one hour, adding 1-1/2 ounces hops at the start,
1/2 ounce at 30 minutes, and 1/2 ounce at 5 minutes. Cool and pitch
yeast. Ferment. Bottle.