Cherry Beer


Charlie Mops wannabe
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7 # pale six-row malt
1 1/2 # Munich malt
1/2 # wheat malt
10 # pitted sour cherries
1 teaspoon gypsum
1 teaspoon Irish moss
1 oz. Bullion hops (60 minutes)
1/2 oz. Tettnanger hops (60 minutes)
1/2 oz. Willamette hops (3 minutes)
1 pkg Edme ale yeast

Mash in grains at 157 degrees F for 2 hours in 3 gallons of water
with gypsum. Sparge with 6 gallons of water at 175 degrees F. Add
Irish moss and boiling hops and boil for 60 minutes. Add finishing
hops last 3 minutes of boil. Place two gallons of boiled wort with
macerated cherries and hold at 170 degrees F for 30 minutes. Cool
wort and rack to primary fermenter. Pitch yeast when cooled below 80
degrees F.
Primary Fermentation: 6 days skim cherry debris and ferment for 2
more days.
Secondary Fermentation: 1 month conditioning
Add 3/4 cup corn sugar at bottling if bottling
Age: at least 8 weeks
Original specific gravity: 1.050
Final specific gravity: 1.004


New Member
I may have to try this recipe, I had some Cherry beer on a recent trip to Belgium and absolutely loved the drink :)
Although I may have to just buy it in bottles from the store for the short-term as I am pretty busy during summer :)


New Member
That looks delicious! I might try this one too, or at it to the list of things I want to try (which is pretty long at this point). I haven't been able t home brew as much as I would like to.


New Member
I might try this myself. I'm generally not to much into the fruity beers but I know my girlfriend absolutely loves them. So this might be my project to start on. Thanks for the recipe!