experimental beers with a botanical twist

Elderflower Wheat Beer

Brewed in London on 29 May 2017.

Recipe Details

Batch Size Boil Time IBU SRM Est. OG Est. FG ABV
12 L 60 min 26.4 IBUs 5.5 SRM 1.070 1.014 7.4 %

Fermentables

Name Amount %
Wheat - UK 2 kg 55.17
Maris Otter Pale - UK 1 kg 27.59
Munich - UK 250 g 6.9
Rye - DE 125 g 3.45
Maltodextrin - US 250 g 6.9

Hops

Name Amount Time Use Form Alpha %
Fuggles 28 g 60 min Boil Pellet 4.8

Miscs

Name Amount Time Use Type
elderflowers, dried 3.00 oz 0 min Boil Other

Yeast

Name Lab Attenuation Temperature
White Labs Belgian Golden Ale WLP570 75% 17.78°C - 20.56°C

Notes

A Belgian-style wheat beer with elderflowers from the back garden tree in London. (American black elderberry flowers could be substituted. Regardless, dry them on newspapers for at least three days, and add ten minutes before end of boil.)


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