Cherry Weiss et cetera
fruit beer, cherry wheat, wheat beer, extract
Source: Jason Affourtit (email@example.com),
Homebrew Digest #1895, November 28, 1995
Just a brief note, thanks to all for advice about the cherry
vanilla weiss beer, it came out great!
After 7 days conditioning - WOW!
Great stuff, i was very pleased, great pink color also!
- 3.3lbs wheat liquid extract (i used M & F)
- 3 lbs light dme (i used wheat)
- 1 oz. 5% cascade hops
- 3 cans good quality cherry juice concentrate
(unfortunately couldn't get my hands on cherries fresh or froz)
- american ale yeast (didn't go with the weiss yeast to reduce those
normally desired esters of banana and clove -
wanted to preserve the cherry/vanilla aroma
the best i could)
3 gal. boil volume.
Very rapid fermentation for 4 days, slowed _finally_ and racked to
secondary after 8 days, left it 6 more days in carboy, great clarity!
once in secondary i added 2tbs. pure vanilla extract for flavor and
mostly aroma, and i tbs. cherry essence for aroma (taste was grrrreat,
didn't need any more flavor, wanted better aroma).
At bottling added 8oz malto-dextrin for better head and mouth feel -
was of course very dry...and priming sugar.
- OG: 1.054 (could be off a bit)