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Brewed: Glass Case of Emotion an American Wheat Ale

Saturday, August 24th, 2019

Glass Case of Emotion, American Wheat Ale, brew day thoughts:

Weighting out grains to kick of a home brewing day!

I have been really enjoying the lighter side of American craft beer lately: wheat and pale ales have been my go tos. After three months of not brewing it was time to stop the bleeding of paying for craft beer and craft up a wonderful batch for myself.

Glass Case of Emotion is an American Wheat Ale. I decided to use of Galaxy hops that were sitting in the basement hop freezer but was not going to dry hop this beer. Late boil additions and a whirlpool would suffice. I really wanted the aforementioned beer to be a gentle beer; over-hopping would not allow me to attain that goal.

The name of the beer comes from Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. The quote, rather hysterical, makes one think and how ironic that he is actually in a phone booth (for those of us whom remember what those were).

I can’t remember that last time I put together an American lite ale that didn’t have a dry hop addition. It won’t be long until I have a chance to determine if that was the right decision. Enjoy!

Recipe for Glass Case of Emotion

General Information:
Brew Date: Saturday, August 24, 2019
Day: Sunny, with some clouds, somewhat humid, @73*F
Recipe Type: All Grain
Yeast: S05
Yeast Starter: None
Batch Size (Gallons): 5.5
Original Gravity: 1.058
Finishing Gravity: 1.010
IBU: 25.7
Color: 4.3 SRM
Boiling Time (Minutes): 60
Conversion Efficiency: 71.02%
Alcohol by Volume: 6.30%
Apparent Attenuation: 82%
Calories per ounce: 15.8
Primary Fermentation: 14 days @66*F

Grain Bill:
5.00 pound(s) 2-row
5.00 pound(s) Red Wheat
0.50 pound(s) Cara-pils
0.25 pound(s) Honey Malt

Saccharification @152.0*F

Hop Bill:
1.00 ounce(s) 2017 Galaxy @10 minutes
1.00 ounce(s) 2017 Galaxy @5 minutes
1.00 ounce(s) 2017 Galaxy @0 minutes
4.00 ounce(s) 2017 Galaxy whirlpool, 20 minutes

1.0 tsp Irish Moss @15 minutes
1.0 tsp Yeast Nutrient @15 minutes
2.0 quart of rice hulls


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