So far, since the first day of Summer, this is only the third batch of beer I've brewed. Things have been busy. It was good to get a brew day in.
I have decided to call the beer I brewed yesterday "She Who Must Be Obeyed Wheat". The SheppyBrew Beer Model (my wife) needs something in the keggerator, but when I asked her what she would like, she basically told me just make something she would like. Not much help. I considered some of the beers that have traditionally been her favorites, but nothing really jumped out at me as ones I necessarily wanted to brew at this time.
So, I came up with a new recipe, which as always you can review at the SheppyBrew Website (see She Who Must Be Obeyed Wheat). The recipe borrowed elements from several of the Beer Model's recent favorites. It is a wheat beer like so many of her favorites ( Summer Lovin' Wheat, Whisky Wife Wit, Apricot Lovin' American Wheat, Boo Berry American Wheat, etc ... ). The rest of the base is Marris Otter like Laser Salt Sandy Blonde Ale. It gets its specialty grain character from Biscuit and Caramunich like Buckwheat's BPA. It uses Tettnang hops Ello Poppet.
Basically, I am thinking it will be a lighter version of Buckwheat's BPA with slightly different hop character.
|Early Morning Start|
|The sun is up for the batch sparge|
|Starting to get the boil going|
|Getting ready to add the hops|
|Gnasty ESB to celebrate the end of the boil|
She Who Must Be Obeyed Wheat is bubbling away at 60 degrees today, and in fact I think I am about to add a blow-off tube. The carboy is filled a bit high.
|Bubbling away today.|
I'm sure the Beer Model will appreciate it. She has been resorting to Blue-Moon seasonals over the past few days.
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