Friday, May 27, 2011

Blood Orange Hefeweizen

This is an awesome sounding recipe (which I'm making as soon as my current batch gets bottled) from Sam Calagione. I found it browsing Homebrew Talk for ideas and it sounded soooo good.

  • 6.6 lbs liquid wheat extract (~5.3 lbs dry extract)
  • 1 ounce Hallertau hop pellets
  • 1/2 ounce Saaz hop pellets
  • 4 blood oranges, zested
  • Yeast: Wyeast 3068 or 3638; or White Labs WLP300 or WLP380
  1. Boil 4 gallons of water, remove from heat. Slowly stir in extract, then bring back to a boil
  2. Add 1/2 oz. Hallertau hops and start timer for 60 mins
  3. After 40 mins add the Saaz hops
  4. Place the zest (not the white part, it's super bitter) and fruit of the orange in a muslin bag and steep in 1/2 gallon of water at 160F
  5. Add another 1/2 oz. of Hallertau hops when there's 10 minutes left
  6. After 60 mins, give the wort a good stirring and let it settle
  7. Cool the wort down to about 70F and pour it into your sanitized fermenter along with the oranges
  8. Aerate the wort, pitch the yeast, ferment for about 10 days, bottle, enjoy!
Thanks to gnedge for posting it, and Sam Calagione for creating it. Can't wait to brew this one up!


  1. Does this mean i'm drinking blood?

  2. I'm gonna bookmark this and might try this. Thanks.

  3. Cool blog man! keep up the great work!

  4. This does sound very good, I might give it a hot if I can find all the ingredients

  5. Ooooo sounds very nice :) I don't know if i have all the ingredients thoguh