Gumballhead is a very nice American Pale Wheat Ale brewed by Three Floyds. It is not a typical wheat beer, and is quite hoppy, using Amarillo Hops. This is hopefully my last extract recipe, as I hope to have an all-grain setup together in time for my next brew day.
Based on one of the recipes listed at http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f12/gumballhead-clone-218312/.
Recipe Type: Extract
Yeast: White Labs California Ale WLP001
Batch Size (Gallons): 5
Original Gravity: 1.054
Final Gravity: 1.010
Boiling Time (Minutes): 60
Tasting Notes: Excellent american hop flavor and aroma, with a full, smooth wheat body
Specialty Grains Steep for 20 min
1lb. White Wheat
5lb. Briess Wheat DME
.5oz Amarillo whole (9.8 AA, 60 min.)
.5oz Amarillo whole (9.8 AA, 15 min.)
.5oz Amarillo whole (9.8 AA, 5 min.)
.5oz Amarillo whole (9.8 AA, flameout)
1oz Amarillo pellet (9.8 AA, dry-hop)
1oz Simcoe whole (12.1 AA, dry-hop)
Brewed on 7/20/2013.
Measured OG of 1.055 on hydrometer at 80 degrees, corrected that’s 1.057, but got 1.049 from refractometer.
Transferred on 8/5/13 (a little over 2 weeks in primary)
FG 7% Brix 1.015 (4.47 abv with 1.049 og, 5.75 if at 1.055 og.)
Dry hopped on 8/11
FG 6.25 Brix 1.011, so the beer fermented just a bit more the last few weeks. This beer turned out really well, it was quite clear with an excellent head. Nice lacing on the glass. A nice hoppy smell, very drinkable with a smooth finish. Most bottles I’ve tried have been excellent, one did have a bit of an aftertaste, so I’ll blame it on the bottle. I need to do a better job of transferring, some hop leaves have made it into most bottles. Maybe I should get a filter for the autosiphon.