Summer Wheat Wetpak

Fermenting: 13/03/2006 Bottled: 02/04/2006


After a delay of a few weeks I’ve finally put another batch of beer on. This one is another of The Country Brewer’s wetpaks. A wetpak (for all you new readers) is a first principles kind of homebrew kit – they give you the malt, hops, grain and yeast all separately, you then simmer it for an hour (to bitter the beer), dilute it with water and leave it to ferment.

We had a slight moment during the simmer, so in the end I decided to only mix this one up to 20 litres in total volume, so as still to have a full flavour. Speaking of flavour, this wetpak includes a belgian wheat bier yeast and also some orange rind in the package. These ingredients indicate a Hoegaarden style beer should be the result. The beer in the barrel looks a lot darker than a hoegaarden, though I guess we’ll find out in a couple of weeks.

3 Replies to “Summer Wheat Wetpak”

  1. “had a moment” – Does that mean you couldn’t wait 3 weeks for it to be ready and drank all the wort?

  2. Nah, just I was doing a lot of things at the time, so I didn’t pay the simmering wort as much attention as I should have.

    Not all the malt and hops that went into the pot made it into the beer.

  3. I had some of this over the weekend, it was really good. You could really taste the orange. I reckon this one could be worth keeping til next summer – assuming it lasts that long – as it was really refreshing after running about in the sun

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