Here is the outcome of a blood orange Hefeweizen we called Crimson Hefe.
- 1/2 lb crystal 10
- 4 oz flaked wheat
- 7 lbs wheat light malt extract
- 4 medium blood oranges
- 1/2 oz Hallertau hops
- 1 oz Alpha Saaz
- White lab WLP 380 yeast
- 3/4 oz coriander
- 1/2 anise star
We followed our usual brewing process. Here are the changes we made.
We put the oranges in a 1/2 gallon of water and brought it up to 160°F. The anise star went into the first hop bag. We ladled 3 cups of wort into a separate pot and put in the coriander. All of the spice was cooled to 70°F and put into the carboy.
It took about 4 months of bottle aging for the flavor to come out. It has a really nice orange color. You can smell the oranges in the nose. The flavor is mild and refreshing.