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Watermelon Wheat

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Watermelon Wheat

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Beer Style: Fruit Beer (20A)
Recipe Type: partial mash
Yield: 5 US gallons

Fruit Beer

Description:

An American-style wheat ale with watermelon. Slightly pinkish in hue due to the watermelon juice.

Ingredients:

  • 1 gallon of watermelon juice
  • 1 crushed campden tablet
  • 1 lb. wheat grain
  • 3/4 lb. carapils
  • 1/10 lb. rice hulls
  • 6.6 lbs. Breiss Bavarian wheat malt extract syrup
  • 1 oz. Willamette hops (4.7 AA) (60 minutes - bittering)
  • 1 tablet Whirfloc
  • 1 oz. Citra hops (15 minutes - flavor)
  • 1 oz. Citra hops (5 minutes - aroma)

Additional Instructions

Primary Ferment: 14 days @ 67 degrees
Secondary Ferment: 7 days @ 67 degrees

Beer Profile

Original Gravity: 1.068
Final Gravity: 1.009
Alcohol by Vol: 7.72%
Recipe Type: partial mash
Yield: 5.00 US Gallons

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Procedure:

Juice one watermelon (or try to get 1 gallon of watermelon juice).
Throw in 1 crushed campden tablet to the gallon of juice to sanitize it.
This must be done ahead of time or it will kill the yeast.

Steep the following wheat grain, carapils and rice hulls at 150-160 degrees for 30 minutes. While the grains are steeping, boil 1/2 gallon of water to sparge the grains once the water comes to a boil or 30 minutes have passed.

Add the malt extract and bittering hops and boil for 60 minutes.

15 minutes before the end of the boil, add the Whirfloc and 1-oz. of the Citra hops.

5 minutes before the end of the boil, add the remaining 1-oz. of the Citra hops for aroma.

Sparge the wort into the sanitized watermelon juice. Use water to bring the rest of the way to five gallons.

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