Red Hot American Summer Ale (Gumball Head Clone)
Brew Method: All Grain
Style Name: American Wheat Beer
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 5.5 gallons
Boil Size: 6.2 gallons
Efficiency: 78% (brew house)
Original Gravity: 1.055
Final Gravity: 1.013
Mash pH: 0
6 lb - Wheat Malt, Red (Rahr) (54.5%)
4 lb - GB - Pale Malt, Maris Otter (Thomas Fawcett) (36.4%)
1 lb - BE - Caravienne Malt (9.1%)
0.25 oz - Amarillo, Type: Pellet, AA: 8.4 First Wort Hop
0.25 oz - Amarillo, Type: Pellet, AA: 8.4 for 60 min
0.25 oz - Amarillo, Type: Pellet, AA: 8.4 for 15 min
1.25 oz - Amarillo, Type: Pellet, AA: 8.4 for 5 min
1 oz - Amarillo, Type: Pellet, AA: 8.4 for 1 min
2 oz - Amarillo, Type: Pellet, AA: 8.4 DRY HOP for 5 days
Infusion, Temp: 153 F, Time: 45 min, Amount: 13.7 qt, Mash In
Fermentis / Safale - English Ale Yeast S-04
Fermentation Temp: 68 F
Keg: 12.5 PSI
CO2 Level: 2.3 Volumes
This beer was fantastic! Unfortunately, it did not look like the real Gumball Head. The Red Wheat malt gave it a red hue and while the hop flavor was similar the red wheat gave it something different. Would definitely brew this again!
Appearance: Golden with a considerable red hue
Aroma: A nice pineapple, cirtus combination. Navel orange/sweet orange peel.
Flavor: White bread, pineapple, navel orange, with a slight sweetness in the middle of the sip.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, feels like you're drinking a beer flavored cloud because of the carbonation.