Fruit Beer – All Grain

Statistics

Malts and Grains

Amount Malt/Grain %
8.00 pounds British Maris Otter Pale Malt 92.5%
0.15 pounds British Chocolate Malt 1.7%
0.50 pounds Crystal Malt 60L 5.8%
8.65 pounds Total Grain Weight 100%

Hops

Amount Hop Time AA
0.50 ounces Challenger 60 min 10.0%
0.50 ounces Kent Golding 15 min 5.0%
0.50 ounces Kent Golding 3 min 5.0%
1.50 ounces Total Hop Weight

Yeasts

Name Lab/Manufacturer Form Amount
English Ale (WLP002) White Labs Liquid 35 ml

Procedure

  • Single infusion mash
  • Sparge with 3.5 gallons of 168 degree water
  • Total boil time: 60 minutes
    • Add first round of Hallertau hops at boil (bittering)
    • Add second round of Hallertau hops at 45 minutes (flavor)
    • Add Irish Moss at 45 minutes
    • Add third round of Hallertau hops at 57 minutes (aroma)
  • In a separate pot, heat the cranberries to a near boil to pastuerize; cool
  • Add cranberries to fermenter
  • Cool wort to 70-75 degrees
  • Pitch yeast

Fermentation and Aging

Primary:
7 days @ 60-70° F
Secondary:
7 days @ 60-70° F
Age:
42 days @ 55° F

Notes

A brown ale flavored with cranberries.  Perfect for the holidays.