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May recipe of the month: When The Weather Is Fine Wheat Ale

In honor of American Craft Beer Week, here is our recipe of the month for May.

When The Weather Is Fine Wheat Ale

Yield: 5 gallons

Color: Purple/Copper

Gravity: 1.071

ABV: ~7%

Maturation: 3-4 weeks

Bitterness: ~14 IBUs

90 minute all-grain boil, 60 minute extract boil

All-grain recipe:

  • 4.25 lbs. Wheat Malt
  • 4 lbs. 2-Row Brewers Malt
  • 2 lbs. Maris Otter
  • 1 lb. Flaked Wheat
  • 0.5 lb. Honey Malt
  • 0.5 lb. Caracrystal Wheat
  • 2 lbs. Blueberries or puree

Partial mash recipe:

  • 6 lbs. Wheat Dry Malt Extract
  • 1 lb. Maris Otter
  • 1 lb. Flaked Wheat
  • 05 lb. Honey Malt
  • 05 lb. Caracrystal Wheat
  • 2 lbs. Blueberries or puree

Mash at 151 degrees F

Hops: 1 oz. German Spalt (60 min.)

Dry Yeast: SafBrew WB-06

Liquid: White Labs WLP400 Belgian Wit Ale

Download a PDF here.

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New homebrewing gear: Stainless steel strainer with fine, coarse filter

This new addition to the Bell’s General Store is a stainless steel 2-stage strainer that offers a course filter and a fine filter.

The course filter basket easily removes for easy cleaning and the entire unit is adjustable to fit over nearly any sized bucket.

Cost is $34.

This item is currently only available at the General Store in downtown Kalamazoo.

Call 269-382-5712 for more information.