I brewed Hoppy Wheat for the first time in April of this year. That first brewing went well but I screwed up bottling. I under-carbbed. I was supposed to add 4.5 ounces of priming sugar but for some reason I wrote down in my notes and used .45 ounces. I never gave that beer a chance.
The day that I brewed this beer was only a day after I brewed Alpha Acid Aspirations – Eagle. Since Eagle uses a heaping helping of Amarillo, I changed the hop in Hoppy Wheat to Citra. I have almost two pounds of the hop and I didn't want to be “stuck” with 10 gallons of Amarillo centered beer. I like variety.
Outside of the hop change from Amarillo to Citra, nothing different between the two recipes or brew days. Enjoy!
- 2013-08-10: dry hopped with 2.00 ounces Amarillo, 0.50 ounces Citra
- 2013-08-18: bottled with 4.0 ounces of priming sugar, 2 cups of water. Yielded 26, 22 ounce, 2, 16 ounce. Gravity at 1.009
- 2013-08-30: tasted, hops are old
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