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Old 12-14-2008, 03:51 PM   #1
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Brewing a new cherry wheat right now, this is the first time without using a kit. I came up with a recipe on tastybrew.com.

1.5 lb 2 row American
1.0 lb white wheat
0.5 lb pale wheat
0.25 lb toasted 2 row American

6 lb Wheat LME
1 lb corn sugar

1 oz Hallertau 4% (60 min)

Danstar Munich German Wheat Beer Yeast

Gonna give it a couple of weeks on primary, then rack on top of some canned, frozen (and if I can get them) fresh cherries, probably about 6 lbs total.

Busy weekend. I kegged two batches and brewed two batches (Alt and Cherry Wheat). SWMBO and the boys are at the inlaws.

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Old 12-14-2008, 04:12 PM   #2
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Good luck on your solo flight. I'm sure it will come out great.
Sounds like you are having a nice weekend in the brewing arena.

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If you want to really get a lot of cherry flavor into the beer, then blend the cherries up before racking onto them. This will really impart a lot of cherry flavor into the beer. If you do that be sure to pour the blended cherries into a hop sack to avoid lots of cherry parts in the final beer.

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From what I've read, putting the cherries in a blender is a no-no, you get too much shredded peel and tannins. I'm just going to mash them with a potato masher.

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Gravity came out a bit high, 1.067.

That's OK, the cherries will thin it out a bit.

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