All Grain Yeast:
S-04 Yeast Starter:
No Additional Yeast or Yeast Starter:
No Batch Size (Gallons):
5 Gallon Original Gravity:
1.056 Final Gravity:
15 Boiling Time (Minutes):
Dark Cherry Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp):
7 Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp):
14 Tasting Notes:
Tart and sweet all in one.
6.00 lb Pale Liquid Extract (1.3 SRM) Extract 66.67 %
1.00 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 10L (10.0 SRM) Grain 11.11 %
1.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (1.8 SRM) Grain 11.11 %
1.00 lb Vienna Malt (3.5 SRM) Grain 11.11 %
1.00 oz Cascade [5.40 %] (40 min) Hops 14.5 IBU
8.00 oz Malto-Dextrine (Bottling 5.0 min) Misc
1 Pkgs SafAle English Ale (DCL Yeast #S-04) Yeast-Ale
2.00 oz Lactic Acid Secondary
Deathbrewer style Partial Mashing. Mashed at 158 for 60min to help with sweetness and sparged at 172.
I used 16oz of Balaton Tart cherry concentrate at flame out then used the other 16oz of tart and 16oz of dark cherry concentrate when transferring to secondary. I picked both of them up at Health Hut but here are links.
I made this for my wife who Loves Founders Cerise, which is awesome if you can get it. I would not call this a clone but its in the realm of a super fruity beer bordering on champagne qualities. Tartness and Sweetness are balanced fairly well. The only thing I might change next time I make it is to use Citra hops and shoot for the same IBU's. I think their flavor profile might work a little better. Overall, my wife loves it and I'm impressed. I'm doing a sampling party next weekend so I'll know how well its received in general.
Its still really fresh at only 30 days from Boil to Bottle. I'm thinking this one will be awesome in another 2-4 months.
Not sure how to calculate for the alcohol added from the cherry concentrate but I would guess its in the 7% range.