Honey Wheat Ale Recipe

I think this recipe may be one of my summer brews this year. This honey wheat ale recipe is based on the American Wheat style, but a little darker in color. I’m trying to capture the honey in the color too.
This is an all grain recipe and as you will see, not fully baked.

Ingredients:

4.5 lbs. American 2-row Malt
4.5 lbs. Wheat Malt (hopefully American)
.75 lbs. Honey Malt
.25 lbs. American Caramel 20°L
.5 lbs. Honey
1.0 oz. Yakima Magnum Hops boiled 60 mins.
.5 oz. Glacier Hops boiled 15 mins
Yeast: White Labs WLP001 California Ale

Predicted Results:

Original Gravity: 1.050
Terminal Gravity: 1.011
Color: 8.18° SRM
Bitterness: 36.9 IBU
Alcohol (%volume): 5.1 %

Notes:

Using a clean American yeast strain to stay away from the clovey flavors of a Hefe strain.

Mash at 152° F for 60 minutes. I will probably pick up some local honey. Not sure when to add it tho. Probably at knockout. I may rack the beer to another vessel like a glass carboy and add the honey then. Not sure at this point. Depends how sweet I want to go. Probably not that sweet since I have the honey malt in there as well.

Not sure about the hop amounts either. I want to find a nice balance between the sweetness of the honey malt/honey and the bitterness of the hops. I had good results with Glacier hops last year, but I haven’t used Magnum hops before. I think it will need to be a game day decision.

If you would like to follow along with this brew session, check out these links:

Honey Wheat Ale Ingredients

Honey Wheat Ale Update

Honey Wheat Ale Plans

Honey Water Solution

Honey Wheat Ale Bottling Day

Comments

  1. I love the result of wheat beers and clean American Ale yeast.
    This recipe looks good.

  2. Thanks. I forgot to add links to your American Wheat from last year. I’ll put them up now.

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