I can't help it! I'm addicted to Belgian style beers LOL!ChrisKoivu said:Wietbier is a Belgian Beer known as white beer.. Not the same as Cherry Wheat.
Has anyone tried this recipe? I really would like to try it this weekend, but I am wondering about adding the whole fruit and water to the secondary. It seems that 8lbs of fruit and the water to cover it would add a signifigant amount of water to the beer possibly pushing the amount in the batch higher. Wouldnt the sugars in the fruit give the yeast something else to ferment? Is that ok for beer?Hey, I found this recipe in a book entitled "The Homebrewer's Recipe Guide" by Higgins, Kilgore and Hertlein. I haven't tried it yet, but it sounds good. I just tried a cranberry ale recipe from the same book, but it won't be ready for another few weeks.
Berry Garcia Ingredients
6 lbs Ireks Weizenbeier Extract
3 lbs Light Malt Extract
1 oz Tettnanger Hops (bittering)
1 package Weihenstephan wheat yeast (#3068)
8lbs assorted berries (the book recommends sweet cherries, sour cherries, blueberries, raspberries, etc)
3/4 cup corn sugar (priming)
Boil extract and hops as normal, ferment in primary for 7 days. Steep fruit in enough water to cover at 150-degrees for 20, add water and fruit to secondary and rack beer to secondary. Ferment for 10 to 14 days; rack to tertiary for additional 2-3 days for clearing (you could also think about using some polyclar). Bottle and age for 10 days.
Hope this helps