Wheat - American Wheat

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PLEASE READ CAREFULLY: I understand that this kit is for all-grain brewers and requires specialized equipment and knowledge to brew. East Coast Hoppers Kits include Instructions and BeerSmith files to help determine strike and sparge volumes and temperatures. Other kits may require brewing software or a knowlege of brewing calculations to determine water volumes and temperatures. It is up to the brewer to determine if this kit is appropriate for their equipment and techniques.

Author: Gordon Strong

Source: BYO Jul/Aug 2018 (Style Profile)

Style: Stout

Tasting Notes: A light, easy drinking summer beverage with bready notes from the wheat malt but is balanced by a moderate bitterness and floral/spicy notes from the hops.


19L @ 65% efficiency

OG 1.054
FG 1.013
ABV  5.3
SRM  5
IBU  21
Mash Temp 65.5°C (150°F)
Mash Time 60 minutes


Ingredients Quantity Addition and Time
Wheat malt
 5.5 lb  Mash 60 min
2-row  4 lb  Mash 60 min
Munich malt  1 lb  Mash 60 min
Czech Saaz  21g  First wort
Hallertau Mittelfruh
 21g  Boil 20 min
Hallertau Mittelfruh  21g  Boil 10 min
Czech Saaz
 28g  Boil 5 min
Cascade  28g  Dry hop

Yeast included with this kit: US-05

Notes: With wheat making up almost 50% of this grist, it highly recommended to add a pound of Rice Hulls to the mash.  Rice hulls are not included with the kit ingredients.

Gordon recommends a step mash or decoction mash profile for this beverage to stay true to the authentic brewing methods however I have simplified the mash temp to a single infusion which most brewers use.  He also recommends a 90 boil. 

Liquid yeast recommendations:

White Labs: WLP001, WLP051 or WLP320

Escarpment Labs: Cali Ale, American Ale or Anchorman Ale