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  • Peach of a Weiss Beer

    The background esters and inherent sweetness of this Weiss beer base work well with many types of fruit.

    Type: Ale

    Style: Wheat

    Batch Size: 5 gallons

    Recipe Type: Extract with grain

    Recipe Contributed By: Briess Technical Services Team


    Quantity Ingredient Comment Malt Style
    8 lbs CBW® Bavarian Wheat LME Extract, LME
    4 oz Carapils® Malt Dextrine
    1 tsp Irish Moss Boil 15 minutes
    0.5 oz Perle Hops (8% AA) Boil 45 minutes
    3 lbs Pureed De-Pitted Peaches Ripe or slightly over ripe
    1 vial WLP300 Hefeweizen Ale Yeast


    1. Perform mini-mash with 4 gallons of water and grains
    2. Steep at 152-158ºF for 30 minutes
    3. Add extract
    4. Bring to a boil
    5. Add bittering hops and bring to a rolling boil
    6. Add Irish Moss as indicated
    7. Remove from heat
    8. Cool to 72ºF
    9. Transfer to primary fermenter
    10. Fill to desired level with cold water
    11. Oxygenate and pitch yeast
    12. After 4-5 days of primary fermentation, pit and puree peaches (skin and all) in a sanitized blender or food processor

    Primary Fermentation: 5 days at 70ºF. After fruit 14 days at 70ºF

    Secondary Fermentation: 10 days at 35ºF

    Fermentation Notes: Bottle condition

    Original Gravity: 1.058

    Final Gravity: 1.018

    Alcohol by Weight: 4+%

    Alcohol by Volume: 5.2+%

    IBU: 15

    Color: 8 SRM