Wannaska Wheat

From the BrewBlog of BorealBrewers – Grand Rapdis, Minnesota USA
Printed April 19, 2018

Style: American Wheat or Rye Beer
Brewer: Chad Haatvedt
Brew Date: March 11, 2012
Tap Date: May 1, 2012
Yield: 10 gallons
Calories: 157 (12 ounces)
ABV: 5.1%
ABW: 4%
Batch No: 2012-03-11
OG: 1.048
OG (Plato): 11.91° P
Target OG: 1.045
FG: 1.010
FG (Plato): 2.56° P
Target FG: 1.010
Real Extract: 4.25° P
App. Atten.: 78.5%
Real Atten.: 64.3%
Status: Bottled
BJCP Style Info: American Wheat or Rye Beer
O.G.: 1.040 - 1.055
F.G.: 1.008 - 1.013
ABV: 4.0 - 5.5%
Bitterness: 15 - 30 IBUs
Color: 3 - 6 SRM
Info: Refreshing wheat or rye beers that can display more hop character and less yeast character than their German cousins.

Commercial Examples: Bell’s Oberon, Harpoon UFO Hefeweizen, Three Floyds Gumballhead, Pyramid Hefe-Weizen, Widmer Hefeweizen, Sierra Nevada Unfiltered Wheat Beer, Anchor Summer Beer, Redhook Sunrye, Real Ale Full Moon Pale Rye.

General Information
Method: Extract

Kettle scorched some of the wheat extract.  Thought I was mixing it well.  Will try pre-mixing in 3 gallons next time.

The scorch was minor, and did not seem to add odor or off flavor.


Moved to Secondary 3/24/12.Yielded 9.75 gallons

Tried fermenting at 600F, but it wouldn't take.  I had to move it up out of the basement to the kitchen, where we keep the temp at about 64.  After a day, it took off pretty well.  Highest temp fermenting was about 680F.

I'll set a reminder on my calendar to check it for kegging on April 28th

12.00 pounds LME - Wheat 82.8% of grist
1.00 pounds DME - Light 6.9% of grist
13.00 pounds Total Extract Weight 89.7% of grist
Malts and Grains
1.50 pounds American White Wheat Malt 10.3% of grist
1.50 pounds Total Grain Weight 10.3% of grist
2 tablets Whirlfloc @ 15 minutes  
2.00 ounces Williamette Pellets @ 60 minutes
Type: Bittering
Use: Boil
2.40 ounces Cascade Pellets @ 15 minutes
Type: Aroma
Use: Boil
4.40 ounces Total Hop Weight  
Total Boil Time: 60 minutes
Name: American Hefeweizen Ale
Manufacturer: White Labs
Product ID: WLP320
Type: Wheat
Flocculation: Low
Attenuation: 72%
Temperature Range: 65–69°F
Amount: 70 ml
Wannaska Wheat
Date Brewed:  
Brew Day Data
  Target Actual
Boil Time: 60  
Original Gravity: 1.048 / 11.9° P  
Brew Day Notes

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