Beer Recipe of the Week: So Very Cherry White
This recipe was located in the Zymurgy November/December edition 2011 (page 48)
Note: Mahlab is a ground Middle Eastern sour cherry pit spice. Also, if you want to maintain the cherry sweetness, make sure to keep the keg cold and drink it in short order.
All Grain 5.5 gallons (21 L)
6 lb (2.7 kg) Pilsner Malt
2 lb (907 g) Flaked Wheat
1 lb (454 g) Flaked Oats
0.4 oz Magnum 12.9% a.a. (60 min)
1 oz Mahlab (5 min)
1 pint (473 ml) Sour Cherry Juice Concentrate (secondary or keg)
4 packets (or adequate starter)
Wyeast 3944 Belgian Witbier or
WLP400 Belgian Wit Ale
Original Specific Gravity: 1.041
Boil time: 60 minutes
Single infusion mash at 148F for 60 minutes. 60 minute boil. Ferment at 68F (20C)
Partial Mash Version
Mash 3 lb pilsner malt with the flaked wheat and oats at 148F for 60 minutes. Strain, add 2.1 lb (1kg) pale liquid malt extract, bring to a boil, and proceed with the recipe as written.
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