First I LOVE the watermelon beer I made with the lorann oil. See the recipe around page 1 or 2 of this thread.
Second, I have variety of these candy extracts sitting around. I also like to push boundaries of my 5 gallon cooler and 10 gallon boil kettle. So I decided to make a 9 gallon all grain batch that I would split as 2 4.5 gal batches with flavoring in each. This time I'm going for Strawberry and Peach.
I mashed at the max for my system, 13 pounds of two row in the cooler at 150 for an hour. I ran that into the kettle along with 2.5 ounces of hersbrucker hops as a first wort hop. No other hops were used.
During the sparge, I steeped 1 pound of Carared in 1.75 gals of water and then added 1 pound of cane sugar and 1 pound of Breiss Sparkling Amber DME. This extract mix was added after the boil started.
Boiled it for an hour and added some extra low OG run off from the mash tun to maintain 9 gals in the kettle. Added whirlfloc and irish moss at the 15 min mark and at flamout, popped the top on the kettle and let it cool via the no-chilll process.
I'll siphon the 9 gallons into the 2 carboys roughly 20 hours after flamout and pitch the US-05 yeast. Early next week I'll add the flavoring and then in 3 weeks I'll bottle it. Should be interesting. Thanks again for the idea, Bluehaze.
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Recipe: #31 - Fruit beer of unusual size (FBOUS) #1
Amount Item Type % or IBU
1 lbs DME Sparklinf Amber (Briess) (10.5 SRM) Dry Extract 6.25 %
13 lbs Brewers Malt 2-Row (Briess) (1.8 SRM) Grain 81.25 %
1 lbs Carared (Weyermann) (24.0 SRM) Grain 6.25 %
2.50 oz Hallertauer Hersbrucker - Hops on Hand [3.Hops 20.5 IBU
1.00 items Campden Tablet (Mash 0.0 min) Misc
1.00 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 10.0 min) Misc
1.00 items Lorrann Peach Flavoring (Secondary 0.0 minMisc
1.00 items Lorrann Strawberry flavoring (Secondary 0.Misc
1.00 tbsp PH 5.2 Stabilizer (Mash 60.0 min) Misc
1.00 items Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15.0 min) Misc
1 lbs Cane (Beet) Sugar (0.0 SRM) Sugar 6.25 %
2 Pkgs SafAle US-05 (DCL Yeast #US-05) Yeast-Ale