Strawberry (or whatever...) Wheat
wheat beer, fruit beer, strawberry wheat beer, extract
Source: firstname.lastname@example.org, HBD #1906, 12/11/95
I'm new to this list, so I thought I'd drop a recipe for a KILLER
strawberry wheat beer that I've enjoyed immensely.
"Fruit? In Beer? Yuck!" Well, that's what I said, too, before a
friend gave me a Rasperry Wheat or ten to taste...
Scoff if you may, but this is a killer brew. I've had the best luck
with strawberry wheat (and one batch in particular...!), but I've tasted a
couple heavenly rasperry wheats too. Cherry wheats never seem to be too
good for whatever reason. If you have good luck with a different kind of
fruit, please let me know.
Original credit for an earlier version of this recipe goes to Mike
Raimey, Braumeister Ekstrordinar.
- 1 1/2 lbs honey
- 1 can Morgan's Wheat
- 1 1/2 lbs lt dried malt
- 2 oz Tettnangers (reduce if you don't like hoppy beers)
- 2 lbs fresh or frozen berries
- Irish moss
- ale yeast
Boil the honey, an ounce of the hops, & the Irish moss in some water 15 minutes.
Add Morgan's kit malt and bring back to a boil. Add fruit. Lower heat.
Steep at 150 degrees 20 minutes with the second half of the hops.
That's it! Toss in some cold water & yeast and let 'er go.
After 4 days, rack off into a secondary fermenter, leaving the fruit behind
in the primary.