Orange Pomegranate Wheat Beer Recipe
Want a simple minimal ingredient beer that’s light, fruity, and refreshing? If you answered yes then look no further than my orange pomegranate wheat beer. It’s dubbed the “fruity pebble” beer for the amazing aroma produced during fermentation. I brewed it as a BIAB test batch with another Marris Otter wheat beer and this one turned out the best of the two. I’ve included the one gallon recipe but can help you scale it up to a five gallon batch if you’re not sure how.
Wheat beer gets a bad rap as being bland but can be quite nice if done right. The grain bill is very simple on this one with only white wheat malt and Canadian Malting 2 row. Almost all the flavor comes from the yeast and the late boil fruit additions.
Flavor / Color / Aroma:
The liquid is a hazy yellow-orange with a fingertip of white foam. Banana, citrus, pomegranate, and a bit of clove come together for a pleasant aroma. Taste is slightly sweet citrus and banana on the front with tart pomegranate on the end. The finish is crisp with a bit of floral flavor from the cascade.
- Batch Size: 1 gallon
- BH Efficiency: 66%
- SG: 1.048 Actual: 1.050
- FG: 1.007 Actual: 1.007
- Calculated ABV: 5.6%
- IBU’S: 27.7
- Color: 4.2 SRM
The Grain Bill (Mashed):
- 50% – 1 Pound – Canadian Malting 2 Row
- 50% – 1 Pound – White Wheat Malt
Total: 2 Pounds
Extras (Near Flameout):
- 1/2 Medium Navel Orange Zest At 5 Minutes
- 1/2 Medium Navel Orange Juice Squeezed At 0 Minutes / Flameout
- 8 oz Pomegranate At 0 Minutes / Flameout
- .1 oz Cascade At 60 Minutes
- .1 oz Cascade At 30 Minutes
- .1 oz Cascade At 15 Minutes
Mash & Boil:
- Mash: 60 Minutes at 152F
- Boil: 60 Minutes
- Yeast: Safale WB-06 (dry pitched)
- Primary: 14 Days at 70F – 71F
- Carbonation: 2.7 volumes CO2
- Minimum Aging: 12 – 14 Days (Tastes great freshly carbonated!)
Try out a few of my other recipes if you enjoyed this one. I’ll be adding a banana cream ale and a breakfast stout in the near future.