Cherry Wheat - ARCHIVED

Cherry Wheat - ARCHIVED is rated 3.1 out of 5 by 13.
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This cherry wheat has a rich color and refreshing tart flavor. Serve chilled with a slice of orange. The interplay between malted wheat and fruit makes this a great fall and springtime brew, but it's really great anytime.

$26.88
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This cherry wheat has a rich color and refreshing tart flavor. Serve chilled with a slice of orange. The interplay between malted wheat and fruit make this a great fall and springtime brew, but it's really great anytime.

RECIPE INCLUDES:

  • 1 Can Bavarian Weissbier Brewing Extract
  • 1 Packet Dry Wheat Brewing Yeast (under lid of Brewing Extract)
  • 1 BrewMax LME SoftPack - Golden
  • 1 Can Dark Sweet Cherries in Heavy Syrup
  • 1 Packet No-Rinse Cleanser

WARNING: Due to the large amount of fruit, your keg may overflow or explode! Maintaining proper fermentation temperatures is key to preventing this problem. (See brewing instructions for details).

Additional Information


  • OG: 1.044 (approx.) -- FG: 1.011 (approx.)
  • Flavor: Fruity
  • ABV (alc/vol): 4.5%
  • SRM (Color): 4
  • IBU (Bitterness): 19
  • BJCP Style: 29. Fruit Beer - 29B. Fruit and Spice Beer

Ferme­ntation

Carbo­nation

Bottle Condi­tioning

Total Brew­ing Time

3 Weeks 3 Weeks 1 - 3 Weeks = 2 Months

Click here for printable instructions.

Cherry Wheat Instructions - UPDATED

RECIPE INCLUDES:

  • 1 Can Bavarian Weissbier Brewing Extract
  • 1 Packet Dry Wheat Brewing Yeast (under lid of Brewing Extract)
  • 1 BrewMax LME SoftPack - Golden
  • 1 Can Dark Sweet Cherries in Heavy Syrup
  • 1 Packet No-Rinse Cleanser

WARNING: Due to the large amount of fruit, your keg may overflow or explode! Maintaining proper fermentation temperatures is key to preventing this problem. (See brewing instructions for details).

Additional Information


  • OG: 1.044 (approx.) -- FG: 1.011 (approx.)
  • Flavor: Fruity
  • ABV (alc/vol): 4.5%
  • SRM (Color): 4
  • IBU (Bitterness): 19
  • BJCP Style: 29. Fruit Beer - 29B. Fruit and Spice Beer

Ferme­ntation

Carbo­nation

Bottle Condi­tioning

Total Brew­ing Time

3 Weeks 3 Weeks 1 - 3 Weeks = 2 Months

 

STEP 1: SANITIZING

Follow the steps outlined in your Mr. Beer Kit Instructions. (You can find a copy of these instructions to download by visiting our help desk.

NOTE: BE SURE TO SANITIZE EVERYTHING THAT WILL COME INTO CONTACT WITH YOUR BEER. 

STEP 2: BREWING

Brewing beer is the process of combining a starch source (in this case, a malt brewing extract) with yeast. Once combined, the yeast eats the sugars in the malt, producing alcohol and carbon dioxide (CO2). This process is called fermentation. 

    1. Remove the yeast packet from under the lid of the can of Brewing Extract, then place the unopened can and LME softpack in hot tap water.
    2. Using the sanitized measuring cup, pour 4 cups of water into your clean 3-quart or larger pot.
    3. Bring mixture to a boil, then remove from heat. Open the can of Brewing Extract and the LME, and pour contents into the hot mixture. Stir until thoroughly mixed. This mixture of unfermented beer is called wort.
    4. Fill keg with cold tap water to the 4-quart mark on the back.
    5. Pour the wort into the keg, and then bring the volume of the keg to the 8.5-quart mark by adding more cold water. Stir vigorously with the spoon or whisk.
    6. Sprinkle the yeast packet into the keg, and screw on the lid. Do not stir.
    7. Put your keg in a location with a consistent temperature between 68° and 76° F (20°-25° C) and out of direct sunlight. e Ferment for 14 days.
    8. After approximately 24 hours, you will be able to see the fermentation process happening by shining a flashlight into the keg. You'll see the yeast in action in the wort. The liquid will be opaque and milky, you will see bubbles rising in the liquid, and there will be bubbles on the surface.
    9. After 1 week of fermentation, puree the can of fruit with a sanitized blender and quickly open the lid and add the fruit to the keg. Do not leave the keg lid open for too long. Close the lid and continue fermentation.

Your fermentation will usually reach its peak in 2 to 5 days (this is also known as “high krausen”). You may see a layer of foam on top of the wort, and sediment will accumulate at the bottom of the fermenter. This is totally normal. Complete fermentation will take approximately 2 weeks. 

After high krausen the foam and activity will subside and your batch will appear to be dormant. Your beer is still fermenting. The yeast is still at work slowly finishing the fermentation process. 

Step 3: BOTTLING AND CARBONATING

Follow the steps outlined in your Mr. Beer Kit Instructions. (You can find a copy of these instructions to download by visiting our help desk.

Rated 3 out of 5 by Ohio from Not What I expected I have made this kit one time. I have decided it did not taste as good as the store bought Cherry Wheat beers available. It was still a decent beer for home brewing. I made a mess when blending the canned cherries.
Date published: 2016-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by Moose from Not a bad beer Bought the ingredients for this refill. Was not too bad. It had a great taste and went down smoothly! I really enjoyed making this one and I would definitely try this one again! I would consider adding a bit more cherries than what the instructions ask for but other than that I really enjoyed this!
Date published: 2019-01-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by RickBeer from Not a fan This was my third Mr. Beer batch, and of the 13 I've made so far, by far the worst - like not in the same league. Sour, cidery, perhaps the high adjunct ratio (48%) has something to do with it.
Date published: 2015-05-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by Linda K from i would buy this again this beer is good for every day. We enjoy it very much
Date published: 2015-05-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by Clint from One of my favorites, so far... Over the summer I tried a Sam Adams Cherry Wheat and enjoyed it a lot. I thought I'd try this recipe to see if I could duplicate the enjoyment. The recipe was straight-forward and easy to make. I blended the cherries and added them per the instructions. I finished placing everything in the brew keg by about 1:00 in the afternoon. By nightfall, I was already seeing rather astonishing action in the keg. There was actually a current swirling in the keg as particles would rise on the left side, cross over the top and fall again on the right side. The liquid was actually spinning in the keg. This action persisted well into day 2 and finally settled down by the morning of day 3. After that, it behaved like most other kits, but the brewers lace was very small and stacked on top of the wort. By the end of the first week, this too had settled into a "usual" pattern on top of the wort. I let this one ferment for a full three weeks, just to be sure everything had stopped, though I did taste the wort at the end of week 2. It tasted flat, but drinkable. I felt it showed real promise. I bottled it after 3 weeks. Rather than use cane sugar, I used "carb tablets" available at my local brewing store, but ran out of them with 6 bottles remaining to cap. So for those, I did use sugar. However, I forgot the true measurements and added 1.5 T to each of my last 6 bottles, but marked the caps so I would know what I was drinking. Having just gained a refrigerator in my garage, I only let thise sit on a shelf for a week before putting them all in the frig. Using my perogative as a brewer, I chose to test a bottle after it had chilled down. Wow! I won't say that the cherry was very strong, but it was incredibly smooth; had a great foamy head; and was as enjoyable as any kit I've brewed. They only got better as they sat in the frig. I shared a bottle with several friends and received nothing but positive comments. This case of beer disappeared faster than any batch I have made yet, as I chose to drink it as my main beer each weekend, rather than suppliment my supply with another seasonal Sam Adams, as I usually do. I preferred mine to the store brand for the first time ever!! When I got into the last 6 bottles (remember those?), I found them to be a wee bit over-carbonated. One even geisered the kitchen. The rest, I was able to control enough to pour slowly into a glass, though it created about 8 inches of head. It was still the best kit I've made and I will reorder again today. Loved this one.
Date published: 2015-05-02
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