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Old 07-31-2008, 04:28 PM   #31
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Yeah... uh.. 3 beans? Good lord that's a lotta vanilla. I'm afraid the watermelon's gonna be hiding completely under that. It's like potpourri at that level. o.O


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Old 07-31-2008, 05:30 PM   #32
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Guess I better put one in the fridge tonight....



That's about $21 worth at our store.
Nah, I run the bar at the hotel I work at and I can get 4oz of Madagascar Vanilla Beans, somewhere around 30 - 35 count, for $20 from our food vendor. So I figured go buck wild with the beans!!!


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Old 07-31-2008, 05:34 PM   #33
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Yeah... uh.. 3 beans? Good lord that's a lotta vanilla. I'm afraid the watermelon's gonna be hiding completely under that. It's like potpourri at that level. o.O
My concern was this though, every time I use Vanilla Beans they become completely masked by any flavors, so I figured why not add an additional bean to the 2 I was thinking about adding. But, who knows, thats why I call it experimentation exploration!! I'll keep you up to date on the flavor!!
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Old 08-04-2008, 03:37 PM   #34
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So the 6 cups of pressed watermelon juice was PERFECT. This is a wheat beer up front, but you really taste the melon when you exhale after the sip. Each sip leaves you wanting more.

I will get some pics up later this week - it looks like a tequila sunrise - yellow up top and pinkish at the bottom of the glass!
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Old 08-12-2008, 01:06 AM   #35
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So the 6 cups of pressed watermelon juice was PERFECT. This is a wheat beer up front, but you really taste the melon when you exhale after the sip. Each sip leaves you wanting more.

I will get some pics up later this week - it looks like a tequila sunrise - yellow up top and pinkish at the bottom of the glass!
I'm having a bit of trouble with my watermelon flavor, in the sense that there is very little to none from the samples I've pulled off the secondary. I have a 6 gallon batch going with about 12 cups of watermelon puree going right now.

Is your watermelon flavor very discernible? Or, just hidden in as a faint ending note? Might i need to add watermelon liqueur/pucker before bottling?
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I've done it with watermelon extract and it was too much. 6 cups of juice and I taste it at the end. Like I said, wheat beer up front, but you're definitely left knowing it's a watermelon beer without being overpowering.
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Old 08-19-2008, 11:15 PM   #37
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The final product... Only faintly pink! The only problem is head retention... It has little to none, despite all the wheat. Has to be something in the watermelon juice that killed it...





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Anybody tried this lately? This should be good a couple months from now.
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Anybody tried this lately? This should be good a couple months from now.
Been through one more version of this since this thread was started: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f75/wate...-wheat-139086/

I am locking in this Version 4. Loved it!


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