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Cantaloupe Wheat

Cantaloupe Wheat

Weizen/Weissbier • All Grain • 5 gal


Wheat brewed with 2 cantaloupe

August 21, 2013 at 10:24pm

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Ingredients (All Grain5 gal)

  • 4 lbs American 2-row

    American 2-row

    Yields a slightly higher extract than Six Rox brewers Malt. Tends to give a smoother, less grainy flavored beer. Some brewers claim they can detect a significant difference in flavor. Lower protein and will yield a lower color than Six-Row Brewers Malt

  • 5 lbs German Wheat Malt Light

    German Wheat Malt Light

    Typical top fermented aroma, produces superb wheat beers.

  • .25 lbs Honey Malt

    Honey Malt

    Nutty honey flavor. For brown ales, Belgian wheats, bocks and many other styles.

  • 1 lbs Rice Hulls

    Rice Hulls

    Rice Hulls are used as a filter medium, mostly used in all grain wheat beers to help prevent a stuck mash.

  • .5 oz Hallertau - 4.5 AA% whole; boiled 60 min


    Good for all around bittering and finishing stock ales, Belgian ales, and continental style lagers. Aroma is mild, pleasant and flowery.

  • Wyeast 1010 American Wheat™

    Wyeast 1010 American Wheat™

    A dry fermenting, true top cropping yeast which produces a dry, slightly tart, crisp beer, in American hefeweisen style.


juice the cantaloupe, add the pulp to the mash, and freeze the juice. after fermentation has come to a stop, boil the juice with bottling sugar and add it at bottling

Style (BJCP)

Category: 15 - German Wheat and Rye Beer

Subcategory: A - Weizen/Weissbier

Range for this Style
Original Gravity: 1.047 1.044 - 1.052
Terminal Gravity: 1.011 1.010 - 1.014
Color: 4.5 SRM 2 - 8
Alcohol: 4.7% ABV 4.3% - 5.6%
Bitterness: 10.1 IBU 8 - 15



Bottle Experiment

2013-09-20 11:25am

Using the cantaloupe juice for bottling gave beer a strong melon flavor. Should have strained more as there are bottles with a large amount of unmixed cantaloupe in it

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