Cherries in the Snowplow... looks good?
Hi y'all. I'm sure anyone who has the 'bible' has seen the "cherries in the snow" recipe. It's an extract in the book. Well, I'm thinking about brewing a slightly modified version of it this weekend, and I wanted to know if it looked good. Let me know what you think:
Cherries in the SnowPlow
Type: All grain
Yeast: Safale US-05
Starter: Not needed
Est. OG: 1.065
Est. FG: 1.009
Est. ABV: 7.25%
Boil size: 6.52g
Batch Size: 5g
10.5 lbs pale 2 row
1 lb Cara-pils/Dextrine
1 lb Belgian Candi Sugar (CLEAR)
1.00 oz Santiam* hops @ 60m (18.5 IBU)
1.00 oz Santiam* hops @ 15m (9.2 IBU)
10 lb sour/tart cherries
Mash at 150 for 60m
After boil, Add cherries and cool if necessary to 170 degrees. Steep for 20 minutes at 160 - 180 degrees. Pour contents into bucket without straining. After five days, remove floating hops. Age well.
What I want is a light, clear beer that has light body but good head retention. A clean, dry finish with a touch of cherry flavor but not lingering sweetness or mouthfeel. I'm still a rookie but what I really want is to NOT use the Carapils, but I really want a good, thick head even if it doesn't last too long.
I love heavy, punch-you-in-your-face IIPA's so the reason I'm brewing this is as sort of a palate-cleansing refreshing beer. I'm planning on letting it sit for 6-8 weeks, bottle conditioning it for a few more.
Primary: Vienna/Amarillo SMaSH
Bottled: DFH 90' Clone, Deception Cream Stout, 600 Year Imperial IPA, Drunken Dentist Cherry Pale, Drooler Jalapeno Cream Ale, Novacaine Winter Witbier