What should I do with these watermelons?

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wildtower

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We were gifted watermelons twice by other people, and now I have two huge melons. We don't really eat a lot of fruit, and it's too much for two people.
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What do you guys think I can make with these? Or will the juice be not enough and I should just give them away?

I love wines so I was thinking watermelon wine, but I have to order wine yeast (I'm in South Korea) and it won't arrive in time to be useful for these melons. I have beer yeast, I can order yeast nutrient and I have citric acid. But I just don't have any wine yeast on hand, and I'm worried the beer yeast won't make a decent wine.

But I've seen watermelon wheat on these forums, and I brew wheat beer weekly, so should I just try to do that? And does anyone have advice for making a watermelon wheat beer?
 

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I've seen several variations of these floating around. Not sure what you can get shipped/ have on hand
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I say make your normal wheat beer, but cup up some watermelon and drop some chunks in. See how you like it first.

Also- where you are- is watermelon a harder to get delicacy? Or is it expensive? Here in California USA it is easily available 4 to 5 months of the year, and very very cheap.

Keep us updated with what you do!
 
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Watermelons grow here! I have a few little ones growing in my trellis out back. But all fruit in the stores is quite expensive here. These watermelons are $20 each. But that said, the quality is usually better than anything I used to get back home. I might get almost a gallon of juice from these guys.
 

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I would make a small batch radler if you can get a gallon of juice from it.

Something light like a Kolsch or Wheat Beer…half beer, half watermelon juice in the keg!

EDIT: I have made a lemon juice radler for Mrs. Sammy on two occasions with my Kolsch recipe and she loved it!
 
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