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Old 06-15-2013, 09:19 PM   #311
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Is this normal?
Sure is! Don't worry man its gonna turn out great! Just give it some time
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Old 06-18-2013, 04:41 PM   #312
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Old 06-19-2013, 04:03 PM   #313
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What section of Kroger are you finding this watermelon juice??

 
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Old 06-19-2013, 09:15 PM   #314
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What section of Kroger are you finding this watermelon juice??
It is in the same section as the orange juice and things.
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Old 06-26-2013, 03:00 AM   #315
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Thx. I'm about to keg a wheat I brewed and add about 5 cups of watermelon. Fresh or from Kroger if I can find it. Has anyone here thought of adding some sorbate???? It's used in winemaking to keep fermentation from starting back up if back sweetening a wine.

It would maybe preserve some of the sugars from the watermelon.

 
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Old 06-26-2013, 11:44 AM   #316
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Thx. I'm about to keg a wheat I brewed and add about 5 cups of watermelon. Fresh or from Kroger if I can find it. Has anyone here thought of adding some sorbate???? It's used in winemaking to keep fermentation from starting back up if back sweetening a wine.

It would maybe preserve some of the sugars from the watermelon.
Yes I had thought about doing it but didn't want my beer to be a sweet fruity mess. I have never had any luck with it stopping fermentations either. But what ever works for you man.
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Old 07-24-2013, 08:01 PM   #317
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So how did everybody's watermelon wheats turn out?
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Old 07-25-2013, 04:04 PM   #318
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I just make a American wheat and toss in the watermelon extract and if you like watermelon jolly ranchers its a good beer!

 
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Old 07-26-2013, 11:45 AM   #319
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Ben -
I brewed up a 5 gallon batch of this using my own extract variation: 3.3lbs wheat LME, 2lbs light DME, 1oz Hallertau for 60 minutes... I let it ferment for a week, then added 5 cups of of squeezed and strained watermelon juice and gave it two more weeks before bottling.

I think next time I'd actually do more watermelon - the flavor is subtle enough that most people have told me "I'm not sure I'd be able to figure out that it was watermelon if you hadn't told me."

thanks for the idea, thread, and methodology!
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Old 07-26-2013, 03:43 PM   #320
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Ben -
I brewed up a 5 gallon batch of this using my own extract variation: 3.3lbs wheat LME, 2lbs light DME, 1oz Hallertau for 60 minutes... I let it ferment for a week, then added 5 cups of of squeezed and strained watermelon juice and gave it two more weeks before bottling.

I think next time I'd actually do more watermelon - the flavor is subtle enough that most people have told me "I'm not sure I'd be able to figure out that it was watermelon if you hadn't told me."

thanks for the idea, thread, and methodology!
-KD
That's odd most of the time 5 cups of juice is more than enough. Glad you like it though.
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