PolusWeizen

PolusWeizen:

  • 1.053 OG - 1.009 FG
  • 5.8% ABV
  • 35% Pilsner - 55% Malted Wheat
  • 13 IBU - Hallertauer Hops
  • Yeast - WLP300 @ 62F
I decided to brew this as a quick turn-around beer and didn't expect much out of it, was I surprised. This one has a lot of character. A hint of banana and clove with a light but substantial body. 

Named after my friend Matt Polus, who enjoys wheat beer.


The reciepe:


Batch size
5 gallons
Boil size
6.1 gallons
Boil time
60 minutes
Grain weight
11.5 pounds
Efficiency
86%
Original gravity
1.053
Final gravity
1.009
Alcohol (by volume)
5.8%
Bitterness (IBU)
13
Color (SRM)
3.8°L
Yeast
2 liquid packs
White Labs
    WLP300
Hefeweizen Ale

Grains/Extracts/Sugars
11.5 pounds
Wheat
    38ppg, 2°L
6.5 pounds
    56.5%
Pilsen
    36ppg, 1°L
4 pounds
    34.8%
Dry Malt - Light
    43ppg, 5°L
0.5 pounds
    4.3%
Dry Sugar - Corn
    42ppg, °L
0.5 pounds
    4.3%

Hops
1 ounce
Hallertauer hops
    5%, Pellet
1 ounce
Mash
130 minutes, 8.2 gallons
Strike
    Target 156°F
3.3 gallons
169°F
60 minutes (+0)
Sparge
    Target 170°F
2.5 gallons
182°F
Sparge
2.5 gallons
170°F

Boil
60 minutes, 6.1 gallons
Hallertauer hops
    5%, Pellet
0.75 ounces
45 minutes (+15)
Wort chiller
15 minutes (+45)
Hallertauer hops
    5%, Pellet
0.25 ounces
10 minutes (+50)

Ferment
14 days @ 68-72°F
Notes

Put into keg on 6/21/11. Did not do a secondary with this one.



-John