I want to brew a not so interesting 1 gallon beer and add some of the listed spices and stuff in the title.
100g/3.5oz dried black cherries
a single bourbon vanilla bean
black tea with bergamot
The beer itself would be nothing interesting, something like:
85% Maris Otter
10% Munich Malt
5% Crystal 60
Some Warrior for 30-40 IBUs and i have some leftover Simcoe for aroma but i am not sure if i will need it.
I have never made a fruit beer or anything spicy, i have no idea how this beer should look like. I think maybe i should lower the IBUs.
For the cherries i thought about making a puree out of them in a blender and adding them to the boil around 10 mins. It would be filtered out with most of the sediment during transition to primary. Would that make sense? Or should i left them in during the whole fermentation? Is that even enough cherries?
What should i do with the vanilla? Is the tea a bad idea?
(my only guide with this beer is the DFH Raison d'Etre recipe which uses a similar amount of raisins)