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By Frank

A nifty little wheat beer name

4.00 lb Wheat Malt (2.4 SRM) Grain 44.4 %

2.00 lb Pilsner (2 Row) Ger (2.0 SRM) Grain 22.2 %

1.00 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 20L (20.0 SRM) Grain 11.1 %

1.00 lb Pale Malt (6 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 11.1 %

0.75 oz Simcoerillo (60 min)

2.00 oz Simcoerillo (3 min)

0.50 oz Simcoerillo (15 min)

1.00 items Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15.0 min)

1.00 lb Honey (1.0 SRM) Sugar 11.1 % (end of boil)

1 Pkgs California Lager (Wyeast Labs #2112) [Starter 1000 ml] Assuming 70% effeciency: Est Original Gravity: 1.049 SG Est Final Gravity: 1.015 SG Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 4.5 % Bitterness: 37.2 Est Color: 5.8 SRM

Remember, Simcoerillo is simply a 50/50 mix of Simcoe and Amarillo. Because of the low gravity and the honey, I mashed this relatively high so it maintains some body--about 156 F. I also did a protein rest at 122 F and mashed out at 168 F. Boil, adding hops at specified times and dump the honey in at flame out. I added a whitfloc tablet so this would come out clear. If you like your wheat beer a little hazy leave it out. Though, I still think you'll end up pretty clear using 2112. I liked how this turned out. It's a good beer for what it is. It's very light but still flavorful, a good beer to give non-geek friends. Changes you might consider are using a more assertive yeast rather than the ultra-clean 2112 for some additional fruitiness or maybe subbing in extra grain to replace the honey for some more malt character and body.

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