Honey Wheat Lager

Source: Matt Garhart
Recipe added: 06/20/00
Email: mgarhart@yahoo.com
URL: http://pages.hotbot.com/family/mgarhart/index.html

6/19/00 - I purchased the lager kit with the intention of reproducing a Mr. Beer recipe. In a moment of lucidity, I decided on this recipe instead.


Recipe type: Extract
Batch Size: 2.5 gal.
Starting Gravity: Don't
Finishing Gravity: Know
Time in Boil: 60 min.
Primary Fermentation: 1 week
Secondary Fermentation: 10 days
Additional Fermentation: None



Toast crushed pale malt grains under the broiler for a few minutes taking care not to burn them. Mix gypsum with water and add grains (bagged). Slowly raise water temp. to 155 degs. F and steep grains for approximately 30 min. Place grain bag in strainer and sparge with hot water to extract sugars. Bring water to a boil and remove from heat. Add lager kit and wheat extract, stir well, and bring mixture to a boil. Add half the Target hops and boil for 15 min. Add remaining Target hops and boil for 25 min. Add oz. of the Cascade hops and boil for 10 min. Add oz. of the Cascade hops and boil for 10 min. Remove from heat, add honey and remaining Cascade hops, and steep for 10 min. Perform a cold water sparge (strain) of the wort when adding to the primary. Cool wort (aerate well), add yeast, and stir vigorously. After fermemtation has begun (1-2 days), refrigerate to 45-55 deg. F until active fermentation ceases. Rack to secondary fermenter and refrigerate for another 10 days.Bottle the beer using your preferred method (I use 1 tbsp. of priming sugar per 1 qt. bottle) and carbonate at room temp. for 1-2 weeks. Condition beer in refrigerator for at least 2 weeks before consuming.
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