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Old 11-29-2009, 05:52 PM   #1
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I wanted to do an extract batch of a cherry wheat, but i have a ton of Light LME and no Wheat LME so I'm trying to come up with something that could pass as cherry wheat to my non expert friends. (in the sense that it would be cloudy, semi-sweet etc)
how do you think this would be:

6.5 lbs light LME
1 lb wheat malt (steeped, not mashed)
.5 lb 80l crystal malt
.5 oz galena 60 min
.5 oz willamette 20 min
safale US-05

rack onto a few jars of cherries (3-4 lbs) in secondary after 3 weeks.

suggestions? for hops on hand I have Galena, Willamette, and Cascade



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Old 11-29-2009, 06:35 PM   #2
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Don't know if there is an easy answer. If you're having to purchase the cherries I know 3-4lbs is not going to be cheap so why not just go all the way.

The cloudiness is from suspended yeast so you need to change from US 05. Your wheat malt really needs to be mashed. If your trying to cloud it up with starches from the wheat malt, not really the way to go about it.

That's just couple things I see.



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Old 11-29-2009, 06:52 PM   #3
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. Your wheat malt really needs to be mashed. If your trying to cloud it up with starches from the wheat malt, not really the way to go about it.
yes i was trying to cloud it up with starches, why is that not the way to go? thanks for your help
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You'd basically be putting flour in your beer, it's not going to be a postive addition. It will also make it more proned to housing micro organisms.

If you have some darker malts to throw in you could go for a cherry porter or stout using what you have already mentioned. To stick with a cherry wheat I'd be telling you to change too many things and don't think that 's what you had in mind.

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Old 11-29-2009, 08:04 PM   #5
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yeah that doesnt sound good. Instead maybe I'll just use a recipe for a #9 clone i have and substitute cherries for apricot extract etc.

good advice; I dont want flour in my beer. thanks



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