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|
|8||White Wheat Malt|
|2 oz||Dried Cutie Orange Peel (5 minute addition)|
|2 tsp||Coriander (5 minute addition)|
|Yeast||White Labs WLP300 - Hefeweizen|
|12 gal||80% efficiency||IBU: 36|