I've been searching everywhere for a Pretzel Wheat beer recipe and have had no luck. Now that Shock Top discontinued the Twisted Pretzel Wheat, I have had to step up my game and put something together. I am not a recipe designer, so i'm sure this isnt anywhere near perfect, but hopefully some people here can chime in and help me refine this recipe. This is for a 5 gallon batch.
5 lb Pale Malt (2-row)
2 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt (60l)
4 lb Wheat Malt, Belgian
Mash thickness 1.25
Strike water, 3.44 gal @ 167.4, target 154.0
Sparge water, 5.89 gal @ 172.6
Bittering Hop, Columbus, 1/2 oz for 60 min.
Aroma Hop, Tettnag, 1/2 oz for 15 min.
Bitter orange peel, 2 oz for 15 minutes.
Salt, 10g for 5 minutes.
Whirflock Tablet, 15 minutes.
Yeast, Bakers yeast! Yea, crazy but needed for that bread like flavor.
So there it is, anyone have any comments? How does it sound?