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Anglo-American Wheat Beer

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Anglo-American Wheat Beer

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Beer Style: American Wheat or Rye Beer (6D)
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 5 US gallons

American Wheat or Rye Beer


I twisted the American Wheat Beer style just slightly and came up with a very tasty beer.

The resulting beer has the floral nose that is one of the chief characteristics of the #1968 yeast. Indeed, with the low hopping in a wheat beer, the yeast nose comes through very clearly. I would perhaps add a bit more late-addition hops, but my wife is very happy with the taste -- although she would prefer an increase in the carbonation. The color came out a touch darker than what I had hoped -- more of a dirty straw color -- but compared against a standard pilsener, it's not that much darker.

All in all, the Anglo-American Wheat is a nice summer beer that allows an assertive yeast to show its stuff.


  • 5 lbs wheat malt
  • 1 lb British pale ale malt
  • 0.5 oz Cascade whole hops (alpha acid = 5.5%) 60 min
  • 0.5 oz Cascade 10 min
  • 0.5 oz Cascade steep
  • Wyeast #1968 (London ESB)

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Mash Schedule: 30 min protein rest at 125F
90 min mash at 145F

I poured the cooled wort over the Wyeast #1968 London ESB yeast cake from a batch of pale ale and fermented at 60-65F. After 4 days, I racked to the secondary, more for clarity than for any additional attenuation. For bottling, I primed the batch with a scant 2/3c of corn sugar.


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 Reviewed by Reverend E on Thu Mar 24 2016

I used a Grainfather and followed the recipe closely, I was 1 degree off in my mashing at 146F. Fermented at room temp which stays pretty solid at 66F for two weeks. I did not do a secondary fermentation out of sheer laziness and my tastebuds can't see clarity. Pitch OG 1.037, Final OG 1.02 for 2.3% ABV. I did not bottle, straight to keg.
This is definitely a summer beer you can drink all day if you're into wheat beers. Better half will enjoy it.