Yesterday was my fifth brew and my third in my series of tests to find the best way to add orange flavor to wheat beers. It was my standard American Wheat brew but I am adding sweet orange peels in secondary. I boiled for 30 minutes as usual and used my wort chiller to bring down my wort to 75 degrees F before adding the yeast. Even with the wort chiller running ice water through the wort I still had time to go for an hour run before I was ready to add my yeast. I took a specific gravity of 1.040 at 75 degrees so I should be able to get a 4% ABV which is a little lower than my last brew but still not something I am disappointed with.
This will be my last brew before the semester ends so I don't have to worry about coming back down to bottle over the summer. I plan on moving to a full grain set up over the summer to give me more control over my brews and to really get into brewing and the science behind it.