Plain Old Basic Wheat

I kicked off a batch of a plain old basic wheat beer today. It’s a simple recipe, and the first all-extract brew I’ve done in a while. It’s also the first one I’ve done since the Oxynator arrived and it was pretty impressive to watch. Lots of bubbles and I’m hoping that the yeast will be a little happier with all of that dissolved oxygen.

Here’s the basic recipe:

  • 6.6 pounds wheat extract syrup
  • 1.5 oz. Hallertauer hops
  • 1.5 oz. Tettnang hops
  • 1 pack Wyeast 1010 American Wheat yeast

The procedure is simple. Just get the water heated up, add the extract, and bring to a boil. At 15 minutes in to the boil, add the Tettnang hops. At 40 minutes in to the boil, add the Hallertauer hops. After it’s boiled for an hour, remove from the heat, chill, dilute to 5.25 gallons, hit it with the O2, and then pitch the yeast.