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.
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?
Bobs 50th Wheat
American Wheat or Rye Beer
Recipe by Jerry
|Original Gravity||Final Gravity||Colour (SRM / EBC)||Bitterness||Alcohol by Volume|
|1.052||1.013||4.3 / 8.5||23.0 IBU||5.1%|
|Recipe Type||Batch Size||Boil Time||Efficiency|
|All Grain||13.2 Litres / 3.5 Gal||60.0 min||55.0%|
|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|
|Willamette||4.0%||24.66 g / 0.87 oz||Boil||60 mins|
|Willamette||4.0%||12.47 g / 0.44 oz||Boil||5 mins|
|Whirlfloc Tablet||6.24 g / 0.22 oz||Boil||10 mins|
|Safale US-05||75 %|
|Saccharification Rest||60.0 min||65.0 °C / 149.0 °F||Infusion|