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Wildflower Wheat Critique please

Looking for a nice spring wheat ale to brew that is based upon the recipe in Extreme Brewing. Looking for a nice easy drinking american wheat- with some hops that don’t overpower the style. thoughts on this? Would you use something than amarillo at the end? How much is too much to use at 0 min?

3.00 lb Wheat Dry Extract (8.0 SRM) Dry Extract 40.00 %
2.50 lb Wheat Dry Extract (8.0 SRM) Dry Extract 33.33 %
0.50 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 6.67 %
0.50 lb Wheat Malt, Ger (2.0 SRM) Grain 6.67 %

0.75 oz Vanguard [5.50 %] (60 min) Hops 11.8 IBU
1.00 oz Amarillo (0 min)

2.00 oz chamomile flowers (Boil 60.0 min) Misc
1.00 lb Honey (1.0 SRM) Sugar 13.33 %

1 Pkgs American Wheat Ale (Wyeast Labs #1010) Yeast-Ale

Honestly, I have very little experience with wheat ales, but I think you should go for it. The late hop addition of amarillo might detract from the wildflowers though.

You may want to just add the bittering hops and add the flowers at flame out.
Boiling the flowers for that long may cause many of the aromatics to be lost. You could also add a mix of flowers and the amarillo for a dry hop.

Sounds fun, you should report back when you get to try it!

[quote=“geneseohawk”]Looking for a nice spring wheat ale to brew that is based upon the recipe in Extreme Brewing. Looking for a nice easy drinking american wheat- with some hops that don’t overpower the style. thoughts on this? Would you use something than amarillo at the end? How much is too much to use at 0 min?

3.00 lb Wheat Dry Extract (8.0 SRM) Dry Extract 40.00 %
2.50 lb Wheat Dry Extract (8.0 SRM) Dry Extract 33.33 %
0.50 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 6.67 %
0.50 lb Wheat Malt, Ger (2.0 SRM) Grain 6.67 %

0.75 oz Vanguard [5.50 %] (60 min) Hops 11.8 IBU
1.00 oz Amarillo (0 min)

2.00 oz chamomile flowers (Boil 60.0 min) Misc
1.00 lb Honey (1.0 SRM) Sugar 13.33 %

1 Pkgs American Wheat Ale (Wyeast Labs #1010) Yeast-Ale[/quote]

I’d switch the hops and add the flowers to steep after you turn off the heat.

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