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American Wheat Beer (Yummy Success)

Discussion in 'The Homestead Kitchen - Recipes Etc' started by CrealCritter, Mar 10, 2019.

  1. Mar 18, 2019
    CrealCritter

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    Day 6 - I never had beer clear so fast before on its own accord, without using gelatin. It looks like its going to be ready to bottle in the next day or two. The reason I have it on the bucket is so I can syphon into the bottling bucket where its at. That way I won't disturb the trub on the bottom by having to move it.
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    Wowser! How interesting!
     
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    Day 7 - beer is ready for bottling. I designated Wednesday bottling day. I cleaned 60 12oz longnecks, I just hope I remember how to use the bottle capper. I may practice on a couple of empty bottles first. This is my first homebrew beer since my college days, when I used to brew with one of my professors. Now I'm the chief cook & bottle washer :)

    Some good looking homebrew in there.
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    Nice layer of trub settled on the bottom.
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    Day 9 - Its bottling day :)

    Syphoned the good stuff off the trub and into my bottling bucket.
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    Boiled 2 cups of water and 5oz of priming sugar, put the pot in cold water to cool and stirred it into my bottling bucket. I filled and capped 52 bottles but only have 51 shown because I drank one. Its mighty tasty even warm and flat :)
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    Here is what's left of the last bottle from the bottling bucket.
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    Now it needs to bottle condition for two weeks. Then I'll toss a couple in the fridge and see how they taste cold and carbonated.
     
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    Day 19 - cracked my first bottle 10 days since bottling, man this stuff is yummy :)

    Golden American Wheat. Has a slight sweet bread taste at first, then a slight bitterness of the hops when you swallow - It's absolutely delicious.
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    Yum! Sounds delish
     
  9. Mar 31, 2019
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    Well done! That looks and sounds great!
     
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    Day 20 - Yummy, what a great tasting Ale. I WILL be brewing this again and not changing a thing about it. IMG_20190401_195934826.jpg
     
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