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Cherry Wheat

Classification: wheat beer, cherry wheat, extract

Source: Michael Ferdinando (, r.c.b., 11/15/95

We just made a cherry wheat beer two weeks ago. We followed an all-extract recipie from Charlie Papazian's New Complete Joy of Home Brewing called "Cherries in the Snow" with a little modification.

WARNING: This recipie is strictly from memory.



Bring three gallons of water to 160-deg F. Steep the crushed crystal malt for 45 min. Strain out. Bring to boil. Add the malt extract syrups and boiling hops. Boil 1 hour. Remove from heat. Add the crushed cherries to the hot wort and steep for 10 minutes. Pour the lot (cherries and all) into a primary fermenter and cool to yeast pitching temperatures. Add the yeast culture ans ferment 5-7 days in primary. Siphon the beer off the cherries into the secondary fermenter and let go another seven days or until fermentation is complete. Bottle with 3/4 cup of corn sugar.