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Wheatopia 2007

2007 WheatopiaYesterday I brewed the base for another beer destined for fruiting – a darker-colored wheat. The day went VERY well – I was done brewing in under 5 hours, and with cleanup it was about 5 1/2. The yeast, an expired packet of Wyeast 3056 Bavarian Wheat that I nursed back to health through a couple starters, took off in under 12 hours. I guess its not really a “wheat” since i formulated it with only 25% wheat malt instead of 50%, but it will certainly be wheat-ish.

BlackberriesOnce primary fermentation is complete, I will rack it into a secondary with some of these monsters – blackberries we picked a few weeks ago at Milburn Orchards. We managed to fill a flat in under 20 minutes, these things are so huge. They are all in our freezer right now (individually flash-frozen), so I will thaw them out, mush them a little to break out the flavor, and then load up the carboy with them. I’m thinking 4 lbs (2 per 5 gallons).

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  1. Michael
    August 21, 2007 at 7:24 pm

    Hmm.. Are those berries in your son’s hand to make them look big? 🙂

  2. August 22, 2007 at 3:18 am

    Actually, that is my wife’s hand. And they really are that big.

  3. August 22, 2007 at 7:43 pm

    Your wife’s hands or the berries?

  4. August 22, 2007 at 8:29 pm

    LOL… both!!

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