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Sunday Brewday

Brewing tomorrow. On the board:
* Wheat beer 5% mostly made from… wheat.
* Cream Ale 5.0%

I have only brewed one wheat beer before, and it was a WIT. The difference here is that with a wit beer, the yeast do all the work by providing flavor and such. You don’t have to be too picky about hop selection and such because the yest flavors will dominate. With a Wheat, the yeast don’t dominate the beer so much, so its up to me to make a careful selection of hops and malt and such to make it come out right. I’m shooting for a wheaty fruity tasting beer. I’m thinking Wheaties with and orange?

The cream ale is just a light lawnmower type beer. I’m using a different yeast than most so I hope it will come out with a characteristic signature that is unique, but quite tasty and refreshing. Something you would want to reach for after you have been sweating bullets pushing around a mower, or chopping down trees, gardening digging holes etc.

This will be the first attempt at this recipe since 1993.