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Cherry Wheat

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Cherry Wheat

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

Fruit Beer


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


  • 1 3.3-lb can of light malt extract syrup
  • 3 1-lb cans of wheat malt extract syrup
  • 1/2 lb crushed crystal malt
  • 2 oz Hallertauer hop pellets (boiling
  • 8 lbs. crushed sour cherries
  • Wyeast weizenbeer yeast

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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.


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