fruit beer, cranberry beer, all-grain, holiday beer,
Source: Russ Brodeur (firstname.lastname@example.org),
r.c.b. October 2, 1995
I have made a cranberry wheat for the holidays the past two seasons.
BIG cranberry aroma with this recipe.
I used Edme Ale yeast, but Wit or Lambic strains would lend more "character",
- 9# Schreier 2-row malt
- 9# dWC Wheat malt
- ~20 IBU's kettle hops (I used 1.35 oz Perle @ 7.5% alpha)
- Edme ale yeast
- 12 pounds cranberries
*No* finishing hops (want to taste the cranberries)
Mash at 124 F/30 min, 145-50 F/30 min, 158-60 F/30 min.
Added 12# of chopped cranberries after krauesen fell.
**note, a cheesecloth bag with some sort of weighting would be advisable to
**keep the berry pieces from floating up & out of the liquid.
Fermented another 2 wks, then secondaried 'til clear & bottled.
- OG: 1056 (before cranberries)
- FG: 1.015