Bob’s 50th American Wheat

I had my youngest son, 17, and his cousin, 12, here to help me brew last week.  My nephew was really interested in how one brews, and couldn’t wait to try.
We have a 50th birthday party to attend in the middle of August, and most of the attendees will be Bud drinkers, with a couple that like craft beer.  So for this party I decided on a simple American Wheat recipe that most would enjoy.  Maybe even most of the Bud drinkers.


Myself, Nephew Jake & son Kyle


Questionable dots

I also found some questionable ‘dots’ on the top of my fermentor after it had bottomed out at a gravity reading of 1.010

My thought now is that these are nodules of yeast, as my sample for the hydrometer was clear, clean and tasted fine.  I’ll keep an eye on this.
What do you think?  Does this look like some sort of infection?  Experience this before?


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Bobs 50th Wheat

American Wheat or Rye Beer

Recipe by Jerry

Recipe Specs

Original Gravity Final Gravity Colour (SRM / EBC) Bitterness Alcohol by Volume
1.052 1.013 4.3 / 8.5 23.0 IBU 5.1%

Brewhouse Specs

Recipe Type Batch Size Boil Time Efficiency
All Grain 13.2 Litres / 3.5 Gal 60.0 min 55.0%


Name Type SRM Percentage Amount
American 2-Row Grain 1.8 50.00 % 1.98 Kg / 4.38 Lbs
Wheat Malt Grain 2.0 50.00 % 1.98 Kg / 4.38 Lbs


Name AA% Amount Use Time
Willamette 4.0% 24.66 g / 0.87 oz Boil 60 mins
Willamette 4.0% 12.47 g / 0.44 oz Boil 5 mins


Name Amount Use Time
Whirlfloc Tablet 6.24 g / 0.22 oz Boil 10 mins


Name Attenuation
Safale US-05 75 %

Mash Steps

Step Name Time Temperature Type
Saccharification Rest 60.0 min 65.0 °C / 149.0 °F Infusion


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