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Beer Style: Christmas/Winter Specialty Spiced Beer
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 5 US gallons
I have made a cranberry wheat for the holidays the past two seasons.
BIG cranberry aroma with this recipe.
I used Edme Ale yeast, but Wit or Lambic strains would lend more "character", I think.
*No* finishing hops (want to taste the cranberries) Mash at 124 F/30 min, 145-50 F/30 min, 158-60 F/30 min.
Added 12# of chopped cranberries after krauesen fell. **note, a cheesecloth bag with some sort of weighting would be advisable to **keep the berry pieces from floating up & out of the liquid.
Fermented another 2 wks, then secondaried 'til clear & bottled.
Source: Russ Brodeur