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Home » Recipes » Sangreal Wheat
Sangreal Wheat
So what do you make on Palm Sunday? How about a Blood Orange Wheat Beer! Prepared for a swing at Temecula and Mayfaire, Drew and the gang got together and brewed a simple American Wheat beer flavored with the juice of 50 lbs of Organic Blood Oranges (Moro variety) in the secondary.
Pictures of the brew here
Style:    American Wheat / Fruit Beer
Brewed by:    Drew Beechum (and the Shop Brew Crew)
Brewed at:    The Shop (Mk2)
Batch Size:    31.0 Gallons
Boil Time:    60 Minutes
Estimated OG:    1.051
Actual OG:    1.058
Est IBU:    17.4
Est SRM:    3.7
Efficency:    81%
Recipe Index | Promash File
Grains, Extracts, Sugars
Malt Name Maltster Amount Percentage
Wheat Malt Gambrinus 32.50 lbs 54.2%
Domestic 2-Row Great Western 23.0 lbs 38.3%
Wheat Malt Weyermann 2.50 lbs 4.2%
Cara-Pils Briess 2.0 lbs 3.3%
Name Form Alpha Amount Time
Liberty Pellet 5.2% 4.75 oz 60
Cascade Pellet 5.9% 2.00 oz 5
Man. Code Name Type Amount (Starter)
White Labs WLP001 California Ale Ale 1/4 gallon slurry from BJ's
Mash Schedule
Step Rest Temp Rest Time Heat Water
Saccharification 153°F 60 19 Gallons
Mash Out 168°F 10 HERMS
2.6 gallons of Fresh Squeezed Organic Blood Orange Juice (for the secondary)
Zest of 15 Blood Oranges (added as a tea to the secondary)

So this should be a quick turnaround beer with a lot of fruity character from the blood orange juice. Probably will be on tap at Temecula as "Sangria Wheat" since I don't think a lot of folks would appreciate the "bloody" name. Also, note that it took 50lbs of blood oranges to make 2.6 gallons of juice!

Only real problems with this brew was a cold HLT preventing us from really cranking through our rest and a very turbulent boil. Thanks to Kent for helping to keep an eye on everything and to the new brewers for their aid in cleaning, scrubbing and beating back the froth.


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