Dog Gone Bad Cherry Wheat Ale
cherry wheat beer, wheat beer, extract, fruit beer
Source: Dave Baker (firstname.lastname@example.org),
Here's an extract recipe I sort of did "on the fly" - and it turned out to
be real good. It's my first (but not last!) stab at a cherry wheat.
This really turned out great... two weeks after bottling
the brew was very cherry-like, almost too much - but after
6-8 weeks it mellowed out to a much more subtle brew.
I think you'll like it.
- 3 kg Ireks Weizenbier extract (hopped)
- 1/2 lb. Ireks wheat malt (grain)
- 1/2 lb. Munich malt (grain)
- 5 lb cherries (I think I used Bing)
- 2 oz. Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice Cocktail
- 1 oz. Hallertau - alpha 2.4%
- 1 oz. Cascade - alpha 4.9%
- 1 pkg #3056 Wyeast Bavarian Wheat yeast
- 3/4 cup corn sugar for bottling
Crack grains, bring to boil, remove @ boil
@ 30 min. add 1/2 oz. Cascade
@ 58 minutes, add 1/2 Cascade + 1 oz. Hallertau
@ 60 minutes, remove hops and turn off heat
add cranberry and crushed cherries (I removed pits)
steep for 20 minutes - temperature @ 170 degrees
pour all of wort (including cherries) into 5 gal.
fermentation bucket along with cold H20 to fill
Note: don't use carboy - cherries will clog blow-off!
add yeast when temperature goes below 80 degrees
I let the primary go, left cherries in for 1 week, then
racked off to carboy. At two weeks, rack to bucket, boil
3/4 cup corn sugar and stir into bucket, and bottle.