SheppyBrew's Summer Lovin' Wheat was first made last year because my Beer Model (aka my wife), wanted to brew a crisp and refreshing summer wheat beer (see Beer Model Brew Day). It turned out as designed, and my wife really liked having it on tap until her family came to visit and wiped it out (see Helpful #HomeBrew Thieves).
It really was a nice summer beer to have around, and the Beer Model has mentioned a few times that she would like me to brew it again.
And, so I did.
Today, the weather forecast was for HOT. Knowing this, I started early enough to get the mash done before church so that when we got home I could start the boil.
|First wort hopping|
|Went to church between the mash mash and the boil.|
At the end of the boil, I added honey, coriander, and orange zest as specified in the recipe.
I mentioned that the weather report was for HOT. Well, those weather reporters were correct. It easily got into the upper 90's, which is not ideal (at all) for cooling down the wort. I filled my mash tun with ice water, and used my pre-chiller and was able to get the wort down to 70, but not any further.
|Racking into the fermentor|
|Filling the carboy|
This should be in the keg and ready to drink by mid-July. I will probably let you know how it tastes around that time.