What to do with a half pound of Caramel 120?
So I've got a bunch of left over ingredients from past stouts and porters. With summer coming up I don't think I'll be using any of the black patent, roasted barley, ect... But I've got a half pound of Caramel 120. What kind of ale would you guys brew for the upcoming seasons with 120?
dunkelwiezen? weizenbock? don't really know, but wheat beers are good in the summer.
I use 1/4 lb. of C120 in a lot of my pale ales and IPAs primarily for color.
You should make a midnight wheat. But that's my two cents lol!
I tried an experimental hopped wheat from Boulevard. I thought it needed a little more body.
So, how about a 50/50 wheat & 2 row w/ 1/2# C120, then treat it like a medium IBU IPA?
Hell, I might do that one, I've got a whack of C80, & a bunch of Cascade.
Ding ding ding. we have a winner. That sounds real good ill do that. I want to brew a good session beer, as most of my beers come out over 7%. This sounds like a good opportunity to have a 5% beer that doesn't lack complexity.
I'm going to do one too.
Shoot me your recipe, I'll send mine & we can compare notes.
Recipe: Mountain Man Wheat
Style: American Pale Ale
TYPE: Partial Mash
Batch Size (fermenter): 5.50 gal
Bottling Volume: 5.0 gal
Estimated OG: 1.046 SG
Estimated Color: 10.3 SRM
Estimated IBU: 44.1 IBUs
Estimated ABV: 5%
Boil Time: 60 Minutes
Amt Name Type # %/IBU
3 lbs Pilsnen (2 Row) Bel (1.6 SRM) Grain 1 37.5 %
2 lbs Wheat, Flaked (1.6 SRM) Grain 2 25.0 %
1 lbs Caramel/Crystal Malt - 80L Grain 3 12.5 %
1 lbs White Wheat Malt (2.4 SRM) Grain 4 12.5 %
0.50 oz Millenium [15.90 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 5 25.2 IBUs
0.80 oz Cascade [7.50 %] - Boil 30.0 min Hop 6 14.6 IBUs
0.50 oz Cascade [7.50 %] - Boil 10.0 min Hop 7 4.3 IBUs
1.0 pkg Safale American (DCL/Fermentis #US-05) Yeast 8 -
1 lbs Honey (1.0 SRM) Sugar 9 12.5 %
0.50 oz Cascade [7.50 %] - Dry Hop 14.0 Days Hop 10 0.0 IBUs
Just wondering how the hopped wheat turned out.
I pulled the first tap on mine last night & found it most enjoyable.
I haven't brewed it. A friend wanted me to brew a lager for her brother, so I couldn't turn down a paying gig. But that means my fermentation fridge is occupied for a month already, and at least one more to come. This will get done this summer though. I'm looking forward to it. Glad yours came out.
FYI- I fermented w/ SafAle US-05 @ room temp, about 70F.
I use 05 for my wheats as well.
This is what I'm thinking about.
Boil Size: 8.27 gal
Post Boil Volume: 7.02 gal
Batch Size (fermenter): 6.00 gal
Bottling Volume: 5.60 gal
Estimated OG: 1.049 SG
Estimated Color: 10.5 SRM
Estimated IBU: 33.6 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 70.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 80.4 %
Boil Time: 75 Minutes
Amt Name Type # %/IBU
5 lbs Wheat Malt, Ger (2.0 SRM) Grain 1 47.6 %
3 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 2 28.6 %
1 lbs Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM) Grain 3 9.5 %
8.0 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt -120L (120.0 SRM) Grain 4 4.8 %
1 lbs Corn Sugar (Dextrose) (0.0 SRM) Sugar 5 9.5 %
1.00 oz Cascade [5.50 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 6 16.9 IBUs
1.00 oz Cascade [5.50 %] - Boil 30.0 min Hop 7 13.0 IBUs
0.50 oz Citra [12.00 %] - Boil 5.0 min Hop 8 3.7 IBUs
1.0 pkg Safale American (DCL/Fermentis #US-05) Yeast 9 -
0.50 oz Citra [12.00 %] - Dry Hop 0.0 Days Hop 10 0.0 IBUs
I like yours, mine is good, but I'm not getting the wheat note I was hoping for.
But, it's pretty
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