Brewed: Glass Case of Emotion an American Wheat Ale

By scot in Beer, Beer Recipes, Home Brewing on 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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