[quote=“jd14t”][quote=“tony269”]Thanks for all the tips guys, I thought I was getting a little complex there that is why you guys are awesome.
Sorry should have been more specific, I am going to an American wheat beer and yes, I was going to bitter with the Hallertau and throw the Citra and Amarillo in at flameout.
JD14T, you think I should try and Hefeweizen yeast? any recommendations?
If I went 50/50, are you saying I should use something other than 2-row, you said that the best wheat beers are made from Lager Malt, I am still new at this what malt would you say over 2-row?
I put a post earlier in the week and I want my beer to come out with a citrus flavor, mild hops and a bright summer orange like Oberon. I previously brewed a wheat ale with just 2-row and white wheat and it came out yellow.
THANKS AGAIN GUYS!![/quote]
First and foremost a recipe should be designed to taste as one envisions. Color is an ancillary matter.
Forcing a beer to be a certain color by adding ingredients that aren’t necessary doesn’t equate to a beer that tastes good.
Do you really want the characteristics of the crystal or are you just adding it for color?
The crystal may help out if the beer was highly hopped.
If you just want to darken the beer without the characteristics of crystal then try Sinamar.
Color can also be increased by doing a decoction mash.
Use an American Hefeweizen yeast if that’s the style of beer you envision, use US-05 if you envision a drier IPA type beer. The hefeweizen yeast is what helps give the beer a cloudy appearance.
Instead of 2-Row use a pilsner malt for a more grainy sweet background to the bready wheat.
50/50 split of barley and wheat is a good starting point. It’s up to you to determine if you want more grainy or bready character in your beer.[/quote]
WOW, that is awesome stuff, thank you so much! I mean, I try to read as much as I can about brewing on my own so I dont have to light up the forum but thanks again everyone, you are awesome!