R Squared American Honey Wheat
wheat beer, weizen, honey wheat, all-grain
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This beer took 1st place in category at the Emerald Coast Brewfest in Ft.
Walton Beach, FL, in 1994. It's been brewed 6 times with 4 different yeast
strains; Yeast Lab Canadian Ale (2), Yeast Lab Dusseldorf Ale, WYeast
American Ale, and BrewTek American White (2). The winning recipe was brewed
with the Canadian Ale, but my personal favorite was brewed with the
Dusseldorf Ale strain. It's an offshoot of Papazian's Rocky Raccoon Honey
Lager that's been converted to all-grain and beefed-up. It's a golden
American Wheat that's refreshing and lightly hopped. The perfect beer to
brew for summer sipping.
Ingredients: (5-1/2 gallons)
- 3 lbs. DWC Pale Ale Malt
- 3 lbs wheat malt
- 1/2 lb Carapils malt
- 1/2 lb DWC Aromatic malt
- 2 1/2 lbs clover honey
- 1 tsp gypsum
- 1/2 oz 8.0 alpha Northern Brewer (60 minutes)
- 1/2 oz 3.6 alpha Fuggles (15 minutes)
- 1/2 oz 3.6 alpha Fuggles (end of boil)
- suitable ale yeast
- 7/8 cup corn sugar (priming)
Two-step infusion mash. Gypsum added to increase calcium and lower PH.
Protein rest at 122 degrees for 30 minutes. Raise to 152 degrees for
conversion and hold for 1 hour. Mash out at 165 degrees and hold for 5
minutes. Sparge with 3.5 gallons 170 degree water. Bring to a boil and add
honey. Boil one hour and follow hop schedule. Chill, aerate, and pitch
- Primary fermentation: 1 week @ 68-70 degrees.
- Secondary fermentation: 2 weeks @ 68-70 degrees.
- O.G. 1.053
- F.G. 1.012