I just bottled my first attempt at an orange wheat beer and, while the cascade hop tastes fantastic, the orange flavors are a bit lacking. Here are my thoughts followed by the recipe. Suggestions on how to increase the orange flavor are encouraged.
- increase sweet orange peel amount by 2 times on both boiling and dry hopping.
- decrease the hop amount even though I like where it is at
- combination of 1 and 2
Here is my recipe, just a heads up, I brew one gallon batches for experimental purposes and such.
1 lb (51%) Wheat
9.4 oz (29.9%) 2 row
3 oz (9.6%) CaraPils
3 oz (9.6%) Honey Malt
7 grams Cascade (60 min boil)
3 grams Cascade (30 min boil)
6 grams Cascade (10 min boil)
6 grams sweet orange peel (5 min boil)
6 grams sweet orange peel dry hop (4 days)
0.5 tsp Irish Moss (15 min boil)
Safbrew WB-06 wheat ale yeast