Today I bottled my Orange American Wheat 2 and added my sweet orange peels to my third Orange American Wheat when I transferred to secondary. I miscalculated how many bottles I would need so I ended up putting the extra beer in a growler. Hopefully the growler will ferment properly because it was more of a spur of the moment idea.
I used two third cups of sugar like my first Orange Wheat for priming this time as well to get around to give me around 2.6 Volumes of CO2. I liked the amount of head I was getting from my last orange wheat which I tried last night to see how it was doing. I took a specific gravity of 1.010 at 66 degrees before bottling today giving me 4.3% ABV. According to Rooftop Brew’s Glenn Tinseth’s formula IBU calculator this brew has a total IBU of 16.9 which is a characteristic of beer I will have to learn more about.
Orange Wheat 2
CO2 Volume: 2.6
My Orange Wheat 3 had a specific gravity of 1.010 at 66 degrees also giving me a ABV of 4.8%. I added dried sweet orange peels to my secondary to see how that will make a difference in taste. Moving my brew to my carboy I found that I had more of this brew than any of my others because it almost over flowed my carboy and I still had brew left in my primary bucket. I am not sure how I ended up with so much of this brew because I did not do anything different with this brew but I must have added more water to this brew.
Orange Wheat 2
Potential ABV: 4.8%