"Would?" McKee's Gauntlet Blackberry Honey Wheat
Source: Bill Webber
Recipe added: 03/19/00
When one think of a honey batch, one im-"Mead"-iately thinks of potency. With this batch, there is no exception. I have made this batch, thinking there was something missing to give it the kick it deserved. The solution, MORE HONEY!! The trouble was naming the batch. I decided to name it after a fictional chess strategy and a very dear friend of mine. Hopefully you will enjoy this as much as I did.
"Would?" Brewing Co.
Recipe type: Partial Mash
Batch Size: 5 US gallons
Starting Gravity: n/a
Finishing Gravity: n/a
Time in Boil: 40 minutes
Primary Fermentation: 8 days in plastic food grade bucket
- 6.6 lbs wheat malt extract
- 1 lb crushed wheat malt
- 1/2 lb crushed crystal malt
- 1 oz. Spalt hop pellets
- 1/2 oz. Tettnager hop pellets
- 1/2 tsp. Irish moss
- 6 lbs. Clove Honey
- 3 oz. Blackberry flavoring
- 2 lbs. crushed blackberries (optional)
- 1 pkg. Ale yeast
(1)Add crushed grains to 1/2 gallon of water in Dutch Oven when water is boiling and let sit in boiling water for 2 minutes. Remove grains and add to wort boil. (2) While mash is boiling, in boiling pot with one gallon of cold water, add extract, Tettnanger hops and honey and boil for 35 minutes. (3) Add mash and Spalt hops and moss for the last ten minutes of the boil. Add Blackberries and flavoring in the last 5 minutes of the boil. (4) Let wort cool for 40 minutes and add to primary fermenter with 4 gallons of cold water. (5) Seal fermenter and set in a cool place for 8 days. Bottle with 1 cup of sugar and one cup of water added to batch for carbonation.
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