Cherry Ale

Posted by Ben Evert | 6:51 PM | , | 0 comments »

Ingredients:

  • 6 pounds, Laaglander light dry extract
  • 1/4 pound, crystal malt
  • 1/4 pound, lactose
  • 7-8 pounds, fresh sweet cherries (or if not in season frozen cherries) 
  • 1/2 ounce, Chinook hops (boil)
  • 1/2 ounce, Chinook hops (finish)
  • 1/2 ounce, Hallertauer hops (dry)
  • 1/2 teaspoon, Irish moss
  • Whitbread ale yeast

Procedure:

This recipe makes 5-1/2 gallons. Freeze cherries a couple days before brewing. Defrost in the fridge. While wort is boiling, remove stems and crush cherries. After boiling, pour wort over cherries in fermenter. Add cold water and pitch yeast. After a couple days, rack to secondary, straining out cherries. Secondary ferment for 6 - 8 weeks.

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