Wednesday, May 22, 2013



Another beer that I brewed for the Brew-n-Que and am just now doing a write-up on.  I wanted to make something refreshing, a little sweet and a good warm drinking weather beer.  Hefeweizen is a pretty good beer to fit the bill. 

I added dried orange peel to the beer to give it a little extra kick of citrus.  I had previously bought some “Cutie” oranges last year and noticed how easily they peeled and how little pith they had in them.  I used a grapefruit spoon to scrape out as as much pith as I could and put them in my circa 1980 food dehydrator.  I have used them in a few Belgian beers with good results and used most of what I had left in this beer.  I figure I'll server this beer with some orange slices for anyone who wants them.

I wanted just a little bit of spice in the beer besides the yeast so I added uncracked coriander to the beer along with the oranges to give it some background note spicing.

This recipe is a double batch with half of it going to my work for a happy hour or two.

Malt Bill / Ingredients
Pounds Type
12 2 Row
8 White Wheat Malt
1 Honey Malt
2 oz Dried Cutie Orange Peel (5 minute addition)
2 tsp Coriander (5 minute addition)
IBU Type Time
12 Tettnanger 60
4 Tettnanger 15
Mash Schedule
Temp Time
152F 60 minutes
Yeast White Labs WLP300 - Hefeweizen
12 gal 80% efficiency IBU: 36

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Brew-n-Que Gets a New Date


We have moved the date of the Brew-N-Que from Memorial Day Weekend to July 13th this year.  There was an overwhelming number of people who couldn’t make it on Memorial Day so we are going to reschedule it for Cait’s birthday.  I have been so busy lately (both at home and being out of town) that I have fallen behind on blog updates.  I will try to catch up on this during the extended weekend.  I have a Hefeweizen and a Fruit Punch Pale Ale that I need to do write-ups for and a bulk aging sour project that I am going to be doing within the next month.

Updates coming soon!