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Izzy's Wheat Wine

Every year on my birthday I brew up a Barley-wine, but then have to wait several months to drink it, way after my birthday. So, this year I brewed a Wheat-wine (Barley-wine with a large proportion of wheat) six months before the date to make sure it was done in time. It was done nice and early…too bad it didn’t last! I heard the term “Wheat Wine” thrown around, so I did some research on the topic/style. The best resource I found was “Brewing with Wheat” by Stan Hieronymus. Chapter 11 is entirely on the subject, and titled Two Recipes for Wheat Wine (pgs. 141-145). It’s a fun “Style” in progress, so feel free to do what you want with the recipe: Ferment with any yeast or different types of Wheat Malt… Also, Wheat-wines will age differently and quicker then normal barley-wines… probably because of the wheat!
Brewed By: 
Israel Arrieta
Brew Date: 
10/07/2010
Brew Type: 
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Batch Size: 
5.0 gallons
Boil Time: 
240 minutes
Original Gravity: 
1.110 O.G.
Final Gravity: 
1.010 F.G.
ABV: 
13.3% ABV
IBUs: 
80.3 IBUs
SRM: 
10.7 SRM
Malt/Grain/Sugar/Extract: 

10 lbs German Wheat Malt Light
10 lbs Pilsen Malt
.5 lbs Carawheat
.5 lbs Wheat Flakes
.5 lbs Winter Red Wheat Berries
.5 lbs Honey Malt

Mashing Instructions: 

Saccharification Rest @ 155 60.0 min

In reality I mashed in, drank too much and mashed out four hours later... I meant to do a second runnings beer but ended up collecting all the runnings in one pot and had to boil down for four hours to get my five gallons! Not recommended - it turns into a 22 hour brew day.

Hops: 

1.5 oz Centennial (8.7%) - added during boil, boiled 90 min
1 oz Amarillo (8.6%) - added during boil, boiled 30 min
1 oz Cascade (5.5%) - added during boil, boiled 10 min

Extra Ingredients: 

Love!

Yeast: 

1 pack of Fermentis S-04 Safale S-04
1 pack of Fermentis US-05 Safale US-05

Direct pitch, no starter, no re-hydration - fermented out in 4-5 days!!!

Special Instructions / Notes: 

Try a Belgian Yeast or English Hops!

I ran out of Two-row malt and substitute in Pilsner malt; try domestic Two Row or Marris Otter!?!

I attached my original notes in BeerTools. Enjoy!

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Comments

Drew Beechum's picture
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indeed

 
dandbrew's picture
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Drew... how was the wheat wine?  If you could do it over again, any changes?  Bitterness, balance, color, etc?

 
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