Hefeweizen by Tom
Home Brewing Recipes
Baker Street Ales Associate Brewer
Arny Lands
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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

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

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

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

     Good Brewing and Cheers!

                  Arny Lands
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