Grapefruit Wheat

OG: 1.046 FG: 1.009 ABV: 4.8% IBU: 18

Fermentables (by weight):

  • 8% Rice Hulls
  • 40% White Wheat Malt
  • 40% Golden Promise (or other base 2-row)
  • 10% Flaked Wheat
  • 2% Honey Malt



  • Amarillo at 60min to achieve 11IBU * .5oz/5gal 7.1%AA
  • Cascade at 10min to achieve 4.5 IBU * .5oz/5gal of 7.1% AA
  • Cascade at 2min for flavor, .5oz/5gal of 7.1% AA


  • Freshly Crushed Coriander Seed at 15min, .5oz/5gal
  • Fresh Grapefruit Peel/Zest at 15min, 2 grapefruit/5gal
  • Freshly Crushed Coriander Seed at 2min, .5oz/5gal
  • Fresh Grapefruit Peel/Zest at 2min, 2 grapefruit/5gal
  • Fresh Grapefruit Peel/Zest added to Secondary like a "dry hop", 4 grapefruit/5gal


  • WLP380 Hefeweizen IV Ale
  • Pitch rate use your normal ale rate (0.75M cells/mL/P)
  • Pitch at 68F and hold until complete attenuation

Buy fresh coriander seeds and crush them on your brew day. For the grapefruits, use a cheese grater or zester or similar to shave off the top layer of the grapefruit peel. Try not to get any of the white pith as that can add a harsh bitterness to the beer.