CaraWaka Wheat Beer

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CaraWaka Wheat Beer

This is a take on a recipe from the American Homebrewers Association.  We took a solid American Wheat Ale recipe and added some zest from Cara Cara oranges at 5 minutes left in the boil.  Cara for the orange and Waka for the Wakatu hops - CaraWaka is just fun to say!


  • Fermentables
    • 7lb wheat LME
  • Hops
    • 0.75 oz. Wakatu, 7.1% AA @ 45 min
    • 0.25 oz. Wakatu, 7.1% AA @ flameout for 30 mins
  • Yeast
    • 11g Fermentis SafAle K-97
    • 1 pack Wyeast 1010 American Wheat
  • Additional Ingredients
    • Zest 0.5 to 1 oz of citrus peel (we like Caracara oranges, but tangerines are great as well) depending on how much orange flavor you would like in your beer. Add @ 5 min
    • Whirlfloc or Irish Moss.  Add @ 5 min

Brew Day:

  • Standard extract brewing
  • 45 minute boil
  • We recommend starting your boil with 4lbs of the extract and adding the remaining 3lbs at flamout
  • With the oranges, only zest the outer rind not the inner white part.  The white/inner part of the peel can impart off flavors in the beer.  


  • Yield: 5 gallons
  • Original Gravity: 1.048
  • Final Gravity: 1.013
  • ABV: 4.59%
  • IBU: 20.5


Link to the original wheat beer recipe on the AHA site.

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