home brew Wheat Beer

Wheat Beer Home Brew – Pacific Foam

Over the weekend I started a new home brew called Pacific Foam from Big Eds Craft Ales. It is a American style wheat beer with New Zealand Pacifica hops and saison yeast.

I’ve now done several of these kits from Big Eds and I find the process to be simple and only occasionally needing to refer back to the instruction book. The only downside is that you need to present during the boil, which can be over 90 minutes, to make sure there isn’t any boil overs, but I doubt my crappy electric hobs could achieve that!

Whilst preparing to pitch the yeast I found my 10 litre fermenting bucket was no longer air tight so I’ve had to improvise with my other 5 gallon bucket. This isn’t a problem, but you do need a 10 litre fermenting bucket that allows the brew bag to be placed over the rim of the fermenting bucket.

I hope to add some finishing hops to this brew next Wednesday. They should add hop flavour and aroma to the beer.

I will bottle my 8 litres of Pacific Foam Wheat Beer in 2 weeks and hopefully it will be ready to drink in 5 weeks.