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Old 03-12-2011, 06:22 PM   #1
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Default How does this recipe look?

SWMBO wants a fruit beer that tastes like her wine coolers. She likes the seagrams Jamaican me happy. So I found a lite ale recipe with fruit additions. I just want other people's take on it. It's my first personalized brew.

Briess White Wheat 6 lbs, 0 oz
Weyermann Pale Wheat 4 lbs, 0 oz
Cascade Pellets .5 oz @ 60 mins
Cascade Pellets .5 oz @ 30 mins
Malto Dextrin - 8 oz package 12 oz
Irish Moss 1 ea
Wyeast Labs American Ale 1 ea

Mash at 153 for 60 minutes, Sparge with 170 for 10 minutes.
Boil for 60 minutes
Ferment at Ale temp for 7 days, Rack to secondary and add 5lb of chopped fruit to secondary (Preferred: lemon, strawberry, watermelon, and guava) and let sit for 2 weeks or until fermentation has completely stopped.
Add priming sugar and bottle.

IF YOU WANT IT SWEETER AND CARBONATED

Follow the instructions at:
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f32/easy...g-pics-193295/


Please let me know if you would change anything....


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Old 03-12-2011, 06:34 PM   #2
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Don't forget rice hulls.


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Old 03-12-2011, 06:40 PM   #3
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what will rice hulls do?
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Rice hulls in the mash to keep from getting stuck sparge from the wheat, they add no flavor or gravity to the brew. With that much wheat I would recommend at least a pound of rice hulls, kinda depends on your setup, what type manifold, etc.

Also, I assume one of those wheat ingredients are malted?
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I was gonna do a BIAB. should i still use the rice hulls?
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I was gonna do a BIAB. should i still use the rice hulls?
Dunno, never have done BIAB, I would think it would be really sticky and would lock up the moisture without draining, but I really have no idea. Maybe someone with BIAB experience will answer. Also I edited my earlier post regarding the wheat, One of those wheat ingredients need to be malted.
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Dunno, never have done BIAB, I would think it would be really sticky and would lock up the moisture without draining, but I really have no idea. Maybe someone with BIAB experience will answer. Also I edited my earlier post regarding the wheat, One of those wheat ingredients need to be malted.
Both wheats are malted.
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Why not make a "breezer" styled wine. I bet you could naturally carb or force carb it and it would be a wine cooler. Wheat beers are great but they are beer...

When I think of "wine cooler" I think back sweetened, carbed, low ABV wine not wheat beer.

I am going to guess that if you make her what she likes she will like it...you still get all the "I brewed it" bragging rights. So what if it is wine instead of beer?

The guys @ my LHBS have been trying to get me to try one of these things. I keep telling them my SWMBO likes beer but if she liked wine coolers I would not hesitate to brew her some.
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Why not make a "breezer" styled wine. I bet you could naturally carb or force carb it and it would be a wine cooler. Wheat beers are great but they are beer...

When I think of "wine cooler" I think back sweetened, carbed, low ABV wine not wheat beer.

I am going to guess that if you make her what she likes she will like it...you still get all the "I brewed it" bragging rights. So what if it is wine instead of beer?

The guys @ my LHBS have been trying to get me to try one of these things. I keep telling them my SWMBO likes beer but if she liked wine coolers I would not hesitate to brew her some.
She hates wine. She thinks she will like thus because of the fruit. Plus the wine cooler she likes is "flavored beer." any links to the breezer style wine recipes? I am making an apple wine (not Ed worts) and wouldn't mind trying that style.


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