Home Brewing Help!!!
January 16, 2009 1:06 PM Subscribe
To all home brewers out there: Need help with a recipe.
posted by Mastercheddaar to Food & Drink (11 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I know the basics when it comes to home brewing, however, I am trying to make a Cherry Wheat Ale. (Kind of like Sam Adams version.) My first batch I made turned out ok. It had a mild cherry flavor and a sweet wheat flavor. Not bad but it really didn't taste anything like a Cherry Wheat. After about a week when everything was said and done (after the 1st and 2nd fermentation) the cherry flavor that was there disappeared. It was like it was never there to begin with. All the bottles were capped and sealed. When you opened the bottle the beer was still bubbly and foamy. I am not sure what I did wrong? I used a cherry extract and I brewed 6 bags of cherry green tea for the cherry flavor. Anyone have any experience making this type of ale before? Any hints on making fruit flavored wheat ales in general? Should I have used actual cherries in the brewing? All help will be appreciated.