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Pic heavy - My Golden American Wheat Ale Beer Recipe

Discussion in 'The Homestead Kitchen - Recipes Etc' started by CrealCritter, Apr 30, 2019.

  1. May 27, 2019
    frustratedearthmother

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    Looks like you enjoyed it!
     
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    Yes I did :) I added crystal wheat to the grain bill for body, flavor and head retention and it worked very nicely. The head lasted all the way to the last swallow, which is what I was after.

    I must admit though, it was odd pouring from a bottle that weighs more empty than the beer weighs itself. I bottled in those old thick glass bar deposit bottles, that I was lucky to get a hold of.

    I'm completely happy with my recipe now, i don't plan on any changes. This will be my house brew, from here on out.

    I'm going to wait until next week and take a few bottles to my buddy who owns the BBQ joint and see if he wants to make it his restaurant brew. It should go well with smoked pork butt. I suspect It's a little strong (alcohol) for restaurant brew, but I can adjust the ABV down by the amount of pure cane sugar I added to the recipe. I used pure cane sugar because I can tell if corn sugar or sryup was used in the primary ferment, since it almost instantly gives me a headache. I know they say the yeast eats all the sugar but I know better... or my head knows better :)
     
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    CrealCritter

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    So good like liquid bread. Easy drinker, I need to limit myself to 1 a day.
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    Yum! You need one of these t-shirts, lol!

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    CrealCritter

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    I NEED that shirt
     
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    The finished product looks super scrumptious and pretty! If we give it a go I'll have to try some when housespouse is sipping it
     
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    CrealCritter

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    I'll have a nice cold one with our BBQ pulled pork dinner tonight for you :).

    I may be biased but I really do like the beer this recipe produces. You can buy the ingredients from https://www.ritebrew.com/ they seem to have the best online prices, quick shipping and great customer service.

    Don't say I didn't warn you about becoming a delicious addicting hobby. I like making wine even more than beer.

    Here is what I have fermenting right now. I have either 3 or 5 gallons of each of these also fermenting but not pictured.

    Wines left to right, watermelon, cranberry, pear, apple, sassafras & raspberry.
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    Sweet! Oooh those look really nice too!! Id be lying if I said winemaking wasn't on the interest list too
     
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    Making wine is a "process" with a lot trouble shooting by the time it gets bottled. So many things can go wrong and you need to realize what went wrong and correct it. Its a challenge, I think that why I like making wine so much.

    There are a few things you can do to make a better end product. For example chilling the wine for a week at just above freezing before it bottled, ages the wine approx equivalent of 3 months in a wine cellar. Its called cold crashing in wine making talk and I can say it definitely does rid the wine of harshness. Really amazing what it tastes like before cold crashing vers after a week of cold crashing.

    I'm no expert by any means but I have a buddy who is, although he let's me learn by my mistakes because he knows me well.

    I have 4 gallons of blackberry wine in my temperature controlled deep freezer set at 32 degrees now. It's due to come out tomorrow.
     
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