Friday, November 14, 2008

Big Hefeweizen or Imperial Wheat or..

..I don't know what to call it. This is a recipe I developed as a challenge from drinking buddies. They love the 312's and Allagash White's but now are turning to more unique and/or bigger beers. I am adding some organic orange blossom honey at flame-out to ad a hint of orange and bring the ABV past 8%. Keeping the temperature low at first to keep the alcohol as masked as possible. Also no orange zest and coriander, Hoping the yeast will bring the traditional wheat beer flavors. Recipe follows..

OG 1.076
FG 1.013
ABV 8.5%
IBU 37.2
SRM 9.8
EFF 70%

Mash at 155 for 90 minutes

7lb German Wheat
7lb American 2-Row
1/2lb Caramel 60
1/4lb Special B
2lb Orange Blossom Honey

.50 oz Magnum 14.2 90min
.12 oz Sterling 8.7 45min
.12 oz Perle 8.2 45min
.25 oz Sterling 8.7 5min
.25oz Perle 8.2 5min

Wyeast 3068

1 comment:

Nick said...


This recipe sounds good, I was looking for an imperial hefe and came across this. How did it turn out? I'm from the nw suburbs of Chicago and have been brewing for a little over a year now... email me if you like, nicholasturney AT gmail DOT com