Honey Lemon Wheat

Recipe Details

Batch Size Boil Time IBU SRM Est. OG Est. FG ABV
5 gal 60 min 18.9 IBUs 7.8 SRM 1.051 1.009 5.5 %
Actuals 1.054 1.01 5.8 %

Style Details

Name Cat. OG Range FG Range IBU SRM Carb ABV
American Wheat or Rye Beer 06 D 1.04 - 1.055 1.013 - 1.008 15 - 30 3 - 6 2.2 - 2.8 4 - 5.5 %


Name Amount %
Caramel/Crystal Malt - 10L 8 oz 6.25
Vienna Malt 8 oz 6.25
Wheat Liquid Extract 6 lbs 75
Honey 1 lbs 12.5


Name Amount Time Use Form Alpha %
Select Spalt 28.3 g 60 min Boil Pellet 4.8


Name Amount Time Use Type
Dried Lemon Peel 1.00 oz 5 min Boil Flavor


Name Lab Attenuation Temperature
Safale American (US-05) DCL/Fermentis 77% 59°F - 75°F


Step Time Temperature
Primary 4 days 67°F
Secondary 10 days 67°F
Aging 30 days 65°F


Brewed 4/25/2014 with Ryan McNeill
Transfer to Secondary 5/7/2014
Kegged: 5/27/2014 12.54 psi
Tapped: 6/24/2012 with Grant Stone

Ingredients and procedures for brewing 5 gallons of Summertime Lemon Wheat (Extract Method)

1) Add 1 1/2 gallons of water to the brewing pot. Pour the crushed grains into a grain bag and tie the bag closed. Place the bag into the water and allow the grains to steep over medium heat (the water should be steamy, not boiling). After 30 minutes, remove the pot from the heat, remove and discard the grain bag.
Grains used in this recipe:
1/2 lb. Crystal 40

2) Pour the following malt extract(s) into the pot while stirring constantly. Return the pot to the heat and bring the contents of the pot, now called wort, to a boil.<br /><br />Malt extract(s) used in this recipe:
6 lb. Wheat Malt Extract

3) The wort will boil for a total of 60 minutes during which time the following hops and other ingredients will be added to the boil.

At the start of the boil add the following BITTERING HOPS to boil for the entire 60 minutes:
1 oz. Cascade

30 minutes from the end of the boil add the following FLAVOR HOPS: 0.5 oz. Tettnang

Add the following other miscellaneous ingredients near the end of the boil:
30 minutes from the end of the boil add Grated Peels From 2 Lemons
30 minutes from the end of the boil add Juice From 2 Lemons
5 minutes from the end of the boil add 1 lb. Honey

4) At the end of the 60 minute boil, remove the pot from the heat then remove and discard the hop bags. Allow the wort to cool to about 90F. (Note: Use a wort chiller to hasten this very important step. Also, be sure that anything that will come into contact with the chilled wort is properly sanitized.)

5) While the wort is cooling, add 3 gallons of cold water to the primary fermenter. Add the chilled wort and enough additional cold water to bring the total volume up to 5 gallons. At this point, take a sample of the wort for the specific gravity reading, refer to your hydrometer instructions for taking this reading.

6) The proper temperature at which to pitch (add to the wort) the yeast is in the 65F-75F range. If necessary, place the fermenter into a cold (or warm) water bath to bring the temperature into this range . When the temperature is correct, pitch the yeast. (Note: If a dry yeast is used, rehydrate it prior to pitching by sprinkling it on top of 1/2 cup of water that has been boiled and cooled to 85F. Allow the yeast to rehydrate, unstirred, for no more than 15-20 minutes before pitching.)

NOTE: The yeast required for this recipe is 1056 American Ale or WLP001

7) Install an airlock or blowoff hose to the fermenter and move the fermenter to a dark spot for primary fermentation.

8) Allow the beer to ferment for one week in the primary fermenter, then rack (transfer) the beer into a secondary fermenter for an additional week to clear. At the end of the second week, record the specific gravity reading. A steady specific gravity reading of different samples over two or more days indicates that fermentation is complete.

9) When fermentation is complete, proceed with bottling. In a bottling bucket, add 3/4 cup of corn sugar or 11/4 cups of dry malt that has been boiled in 2 cups of water. Gently rack the finished beer into the bottling bucket with the priming sugar solution. Using a bottle filling tip, fill the bottles to 1/2" - 1" from the top. Cap the bottles and allow them to condition at room temperature for two weeks.