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Old 12-23-2007, 12:34 AM   #1
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Been a while since I posted, glad to be back...

So I'm thinking of doing a winter brew using cranberries (I know, it's a little late to be thinking cranberries, but a couple of my friends have convinced me), and I thought of using a cranberry relish recipe my mom makes for the secondary fermenter/aging side of things. All she does is food process one bag of whole cranberries, one orange, peel and everything, and apple. I think I'd need maybe a triple batch to rack the beer onto.

Can anybody give me any advice or have an opinion on this? Also, what hops and yeast combo would be a good idea?

Thanks so much. Happy Holidays to all.


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Old 12-24-2007, 10:46 PM   #2
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I guess if nobody's going to comment or has any ideas, I'll just brew it and hope for the best.


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Old 12-24-2007, 10:54 PM   #3
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I brewed a cranberry ale recently. I'd recommend using cranberry juice, it's a big mess working with cranberries. It was very, very dry and tart (I tried for something with high residual gravity but it still came out very low FG). I don't think you'll need to worry too much about yeast with this one, something neutral should work fine.
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Sorry I can't help you personally. Here are some cranberry beer recipe I found. I'd recommend going with a neutral dry yeast or Wyeast/White Labs American Ale Yeast.

http://www.astray.com/recipes/?show=Cranberry%20beer
http://www.brew-dudes.com/thanksgivi...-wheat-ale/117
http://members.aol.com/brewwizard/rec1996.html#Dec1995
http://www.byo.com/recipe/201.html
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Hmmmm, don't think that I'd much like cranberries in beer (too strong of a tart taste) but my cranberry/grape wine is wonderful wonderful stuff


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