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Berry Wheat Recipe

This recipe uses malt/wheat extract and is calibrated for a 4 gallon batch with a 5 gallon boil.  If you are looking to brew using an all grain method or to yield a 5 gallon batch, use this beer recipe calculator to modify the recipe.

Ingredients:

3.3 pounds of  Munton’s Wheat Extract (Liquid)

2 pounds of pilsner or extra light dry malt extract

1 ounce Mt. Hood Hop pellets – 4.5% AA for 60 minutes

Yeast: WLP862 Cry Havoc Liquid Yeast (If unavailable or you just hate that strain, substitute with White Labs WLP001 Liquid Yeast)

3 pounds frozen mixed berries (added in secondary vessel)

Instructions:

Boil wheat extract, dry malt extract and hops for 60 minutes.

Cool wort to 64°F. Pitch healthy 2 liter yeast starter or 2 vials of liquid yeast.

Ferment around 64°F for two weeks in primary fermentation vessel.

After primary fermentation is complete, rack beer to secondary vessel filled with 3 pounds mixed berries.

Leave beer on berries for a week. Taste after a week. After a week, if taste isn’t where you want it to be, leave it on berries until the taste is where you want it to be. I would think two weeks is a maximum time limit but maybe not. Rack and bottle/keg as normal.

Predictions:

Original Gravity: 1.047
Final Gravity: 1.015
ABV (standard): 4.23%
IBU (tinseth): 23.84
SRM (morey): 3.68

See this post for an account of this beer’s brew session escapades.

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2 Comments

  1. This sounds like a great recipe. If you happen to make this, be sure to let us know how it was.

  2. It’s fermenting right now and it should be ready before the end of July.

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