Author Topic: Watermelon beer  (Read 979 times)

Offline csu007

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Watermelon beer
« on: June 17, 2018, 08:51:46 pm »
So I was recently gifted 4 watermelons that I wanted to use in a beer. My idea was to use 2 in the boil and 2 on secondary.  I'm thinking an ipa/pale ale or hoppy wheat. I have heard that el Dorado hops are good with watermelons are there any other hops that play well with watermelon?
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Offline James K

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Re: Watermelon beer
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2018, 01:54:50 am »
So I was recently gifted 4 watermelons that I wanted to use in a beer. My idea was to use 2 in the boil and 2 on secondary.  I'm thinking an ipa/pale ale or hoppy wheat. I have heard that el Dorado hops are good with watermelons are there any other hops that play well with watermelon?
Maybe Huell Melon hops if you can get any.
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Offline ynotbrusum

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Re: Watermelon beer
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2018, 05:11:56 am »
Here’s one with Columbus and Magnum:

http://21st-amendment.com/beers/hell-or-high-watermelon/

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Offline csu007

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Re: Watermelon beer
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2018, 09:53:57 pm »
thanks
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Offline Iliff Ave

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Re: Watermelon beer
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2018, 09:04:29 am »
I happen to have a watermelon cider and a german pils dry hopped with Huell Melon on right now. I think the HM would be very complimentary with the watermelon but it just depends on what kind of beer you brew. El Dorado will be significantly more powerful so I would use that if you are going for IPA. If you do the wheat I would go with the huell or you could go with both at a 2:1 hm to el dorado
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