Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Summer Lovin' American Wheat (Batch 291)

I brewed Sunday. My 15th batch of the year. My 291st batch in my brewing "career". This was also my 20th batch brewed on the Anvil Foundry.

The beer I brewed was the original Summer Lovin' American Wheat

Summer Lovin' is the base recipe of a bunch of beers that I brew. Lots of my fruit wheats use this as a base. But, it's been almost 4 years since I brewed this as a stand-alone beer.

Both my wife (aka the SheppyBrew Beer Model) and myself were shocked when I looked up when the last brew day was.

And ... as I am spending 2021 exploring older recipes, I thought I had to brew this one up.

As usual on the Anvil Foundry, I prepared the water the night before and set the timer to pre-heat the strike water before I got up Sunday.

I got started a little after 5AM Sunday morning.

While the mash was going, I had to keg my last batch of Hail Storm Summer Saison.

It made for a little more hectic time early in the brew-day. But, at the same time, helped keep me busy and engaged while the mash was going. It was actually sort of nice.

Anyway ... the mash and boil went just fine. 

Cooling was pretty much the same as usual, although I did use my pond pump with ice water for the first time in awhile.

I added the coriander and honey into the fermentor to be racked on from the Foundry.

The OG was just about perfect. The yeast was pitched a little after 4 hours after starting. Cleanup was done by 4.5 hours into the brew day.

Then, I went off on my MTB.

The beer should be ready to drink in a couple of weeks. The SheppyBrew Beer Model will really enjoy it.

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