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  • Ditchberry Beer

    Picking through thorny patches, the creator of this beer suffered years of torn trousers and nasty lacerations perfecting his recipe for wild blackberry brew. Later he found picking wild strawberries in ditches to be less hazardous and altered his ingredients accordingly. You, of course, can use any fruit you like.

    Type: Ale

    Style: Wheat

    Batch Size: 5 gallons

    Recipe Type: Extract only

    Recipe Contributed By: Briess Technical Services Team


    Quantity Ingredient Comment Malt Style
    3.3 lbs CBW® Golden Light LME Extract, LME
    3.3 lbs CBW® Bavarian Wheat LME Extract, LME
    3 lbs Fruit Fresh or frozen
    0.5 oz Cluster Hops Boil 60 minutes
    1 pkg #3056 Lager Yeast


    1. Bring 4 gallons of water to a boil
    2. Add extract
    3. Stir vigorously to dissolve
    4. Bring to a boil
    5. Add bittering hops and bring to a rolling boil
    6. Remove from heat
    7. Cool to 72ºF
    8. Transfer to primary fermenter
    9. Fill to desired level with cold water
    10. Oxygenate and pitch yeast
    11. After 4-5 days of primary fermentation, puree fruit in a sanitized blender or food processor
    12. Add to fermenter

    Primary Fermentation: 7 days at 70ºF

    Secondary Fermentation: 7 days at 65ºF

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