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Cherry Wheat

“A simple and nourishing base wheat beer perfect for fruit additions and experimentation!…”

OG: 1.047 IBUs: 14
MASH: 60min @ 67°C  BOIL: 60min
–  2kg Weyermann Pale Wheat (4 EBC)
– 1.9kg Gladfield Lager Light (2.6 EBC)
– 500g Flaked Barley (2 EBC)
– 400g Voyager Vienna (8 EBC)
– 150g Rice Hulls (optional)

30g Saaz (4% AA) (60min)

2kg Cherries, following the procedure listed below*

FERMENT @ 18°C for 4 days, then @ 21°C until stable
> Safbrew WB-06
LalBrew Belgian Wit

WLP320 American Hefeweizen
WLP380 Hefeweizen IV

TARGET FG: 1.009
FERMENT: 2 weeks**

** fermentation time will vary depending on yeast strain, fermentation temperature and process. Package when specific gravity is stable over two days
* Use frozen packaged whole cherries, or use fresh cherries pasteurised following the process listed below:
Add fruit to a pot of water (just enough to cover the fruit) and bringing to a simmer to pasteurize. Add a teaspoon of pectinase to the water while heating to ensure a brilliantly clear finished beer.
If using frozen fruit, allow to thaw first, then add each kilo into a sanitised hop sock and add to fermenter midway through fermentation.


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