Lemon Wheat Beer

15 August 2018

A fun summer beer!

I wanted to make a super lemony summer beer, and this was my first time brewing all grain!

Doesn't this just scream 'summer'?
Doesn't this just scream 'summer'?

Lemon Wheat Beer

Amount Ingredients Type
2 lbs White Wheat Base Grain
2 lbs 2-row Base Grain
0.25 lbs Honey Wheat Specialty Grain
14 g Goldings Hops 60 minute hops
14 g Lemon Drop Hops Flameout hops
2 lemons Zest Flameout
  California Common Yeast  
  1. Bring 1.5 gallons of water to 160
  2. Add grains and stir well, let sit for 60 minutes
  3. Sparge with 1.5 gallons of water heated to 160
  4. Bring to boil and add 60 minute hops
  5. Boil for 60 minutes
  6. At flameout, add Lemondrop Hops and Lemon zest.
  7. Cool and add yeast.
  8. Ferment 2-3 weeks.
  9. Siphon beer into bottling bucket/keg.
  10. Bottle/keg.
  11. Enjoy!

This was one of the last beers before I started kegging, so I have spread out the enjoyment of this beer all summer, rather than worrying about freeing up a keg. I did however have one gusher over flow.

My first over carbonated bottle
My first over carbonated bottle

How is it? The lemonness varies from bottle to bottle, not sure why yet…. At its least lemony, its an ok beer. At its most lemony, its a lot of fun! Its not a very tart beer, most of the lemon is from aroma, so it goes down easy.

In short- this is a great after work beer, refreshing, not too heavy and not at all serious.