The local farm has started cherry picking, so I was thinking about making a classic cherry wheat ale as my summer lawn mower.
Then the shit hit the fan.
I was watching TV with the better half with a tulip of Evil Twin Even More Jesus, a bowl of cherries, and some chocolates she brought back from Geneva. I had one of those moments of culinary bliss that only comes once in a very rare occasions.
Cherries, chocolate, and stout?? Damn… I was inspired, but I still liked the cherry wheat idea. As we discovered this past week, love is love, regardless of what form it comes in. :blah:
Wheat Stout with cherries and cocoa nibs?? This can be interesting. What do you think about this recipe?
7 Lbs 2-Row
3 lbs wheat malt
1 lbs torrified wheat
1 lbs Chocolate Wheat
.5 lbs Midnight Wheat
.5 lbs Carawheat
.5 lbs English dark crystal
5 lbs crushed fresh cherries in the fermenter
2 oz cocoa nibs in the mash
2 oz cocoa nibs boiled for 60 minutes
2 oz cocoa nibs at flame out.
1 oz Galena for 60
1 oz Willamette for 15
1 oz Willamette at flame out.
Wee little Yeasties.
Should I go with Wyeast 1010 weat beer yeast, or 1332 Northwest yeast?
Thoughts, criticism, insults, etc… are more than welcome.