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Hi everyone - I'm Tom Festa, Arny's assistant here at the Baker Street Brewery Arny is out buying a new computer. Seems he spilled some beer on his old one. So this is my chance to take over! Here's how to make one of my favorite beers using extract-
Beer Style: Hefeweizen with blood orange flavoring Batch Size: 5 gallons Original Gravity: 1.050 Final Gravity: 1.012 Bitterness: 17 IBU Boiling Time: 65 minutes Color: 12 SRM Alcohol: 4.8% ABV
Ingredients 6.6 lbs. Light Liquid Wheat Malt Extract 4 medium size blood oranges 0.5 oz. Hallertau Hop Pellets (4.5% AA) boiled 60 minutes 1 oz. Saaz Hop Pellet (4.3% AA) boiled 20 minutes 0.5 oz. Hallertau Hop Pellets (4.5% AA) boiled 10 minutes Wyeast 3068 or 3638 or White Labs WLP 300 or 380
Directions Boil and add hop additions according to the schedule above. Peel the blood oranges and separate sections of fruit. Discard half the peels. Cut the remainder of peels and fruit sections into small pieces. Use a grater as you only want part of the rind. The white will add extreme bitterness. Heat fruit and peels in a half gallon of water to 160F and then turn off heat. Let the fruit steep as it cools. Cool the wort and steeping fruit to 70-75F and add to fermenter.
Fermentation Pitch your yeast and fermet for about 10 days at 70-75F.
Oh, here are three tips that will help you whenever you brew:
Learn your boil-off rate: Boil a fixed amount of water as a test to find out how much water your system loses to evaporation during a boil (it can vary). This will tell you how much wort you need in order to reach your targeted batch size.
Adjusting the gravity of a beer: If your gravity readings aren't what you're targeting you can add dry malt extract to raise the gravity or add water to lower the gravity. Just make sure that dry malt extract adjustments are added at the beginning of the boil.
Adjusting the bitterness of a beer: The bitterness levels (Alpha Acids or (%AA) of hops vary from crop to crop, but you can make some quick adjustments to ensure that you're bitterness remains consistent. Just plug the numbers into a brewing software program or free online tool like beer calculus to figure out how much hops to add to a beer to hit a recipe's targeted bitterness level.