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Old 07-16-2008, 02:45 PM   #21
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So the next step of my Watermelon Wheat was to rack to 2ndary. With fresh-pressed watermelon juice! Sounds brilliant, I know, but....

http://s281.photobucket.com/albums/k...melon%20Wheat/

It's PINK!!! Real pink!!! In the last two pics, it looks slightly less pink, and fermentation has renewed. The last pics there were 8 hours after racking.

 
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Old 07-16-2008, 03:04 PM   #22
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You, sir, are damn dangerous! Mad props to you!

(Still intrigued. Still may have to brew this in the immediate future.)
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Old 07-16-2008, 03:41 PM   #23
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Yes I am. I am really hoping I didn't mess this up! I keep looking at the pics... I'm mesmerized!!!

 
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Old 07-17-2008, 04:02 PM   #24
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1 day later, less pink. I added two pics at the end of the link above.

 
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Old 07-17-2008, 04:38 PM   #25
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The pure-white foam on top is hella-interesting!!!!

Man. This tastes good in my head. I can't WAIT to see how it tastes in real life.
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Old 07-23-2008, 02:06 PM   #26
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Bottling tonight.... Took pics a few days ago when I tested it, and it seems to be not so pink when in the tube. I am thinking the actual beer in a few weeks will be normal color with a slight pink tinge in the body and the head. Which will make it pretty darn near what I would expect from "watermelon wheat".

EDIT: New pics are at the end of the same link: http://s281.photobucket.com/albums/k...melon%20Wheat/

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Old 07-31-2008, 01:22 PM   #27
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Bottling tonight.... Took pics a few days ago when I tested it, and it seems to be not so pink when in the tube. I am thinking the actual beer in a few weeks will be normal color with a slight pink tinge in the body and the head. Which will make it pretty darn near what I would expect from "watermelon wheat".

EDIT: New pics are at the end of the same link: http://s281.photobucket.com/albums/k...melon%20Wheat/
So I was very pumped when I started to read your thread and I decided I had to make a Watermelon beer myself. I took my Witbier recipe and made that about 10 days ago. I pulled a sample off the primary and it tasted like Hoegaarden. Delicious!!! So I decided last night to add 4 cups of pureed Watermelon and 3 Vanilla Beans onto the Witbier after transferring it to the secondary. Very excited, very pink, very thirsty for Watermelon Wit. Thanks for the spark of experimental exploration!!

 
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Old 07-31-2008, 02:09 PM   #28
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Thanks for the spark of experimental exploration!!
No problem! This has now been in the bottle for 8 days. Mid-next-week I'll probably crack a tester and see what's up. As always, full report here...

Now just have to get a label together....


 
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Old 07-31-2008, 02:40 PM   #29
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I predict a tester being cracked open much sooner than that... perhaps even tomorrow night?!?


P.S. 3 vanilla beans sounds wild (and expensive)

 
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Old 07-31-2008, 04:15 PM   #30
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I predict a tester being cracked open much sooner than that... perhaps even tomorrow night?!?
Guess I better put one in the fridge tonight....

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P.S. 3 vanilla beans sounds wild (and expensive)
That's about $21 worth at our store.

 
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