Cucumber Beer Recipe D.I.Y.

Cucumber Beer Recipe D.I.Y.
Cucumber Beer Recipe D.I.Y.

Cucumber Beer Recipe D.I.Y.

Hey Guys and Gals!

Are you looking for an awesome Cucumber Beer Recipe? You now have no reason to look any further; you have just found what you have been looking for!

Yield: 5 US Gallons

Ingredients:

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  • 8 oz flaked oats
  • 8 oz torrified wheat
  • 6lb Pilsner liquid malt extract
  • 1 lb Vienna malt
  • 1 oz Nugget hops (60 Minute Boil)
  • 8 oz Turbinado sugar
  • 10 g gypsum (to fortify the water)
  • ¼ tsp Irish moss
  • 1 pkg of WLP568 – Belgian style Saison ale yeast blend
  • 1 14 oz bag frozen lime pulp (for secondary)
  • 2 seedless, English cucumbers (for secondary)

Directions;

Step 1
  • 8 oz flaked oats
  • 8 oz torrified wheat

Bring 5 gallons of water to about 170F add in grains using a grain bag. Make sure the temp gets lower to about 154F this should happen by itself after you put in the grains . Let mash for 60 min.

Remove the grains.

Bring water to a boil but be careful to avoid a “Boil Over. This Boil will last for 60 min.

Step 2
  • 6lb Pilsner liquid malt extract
  • 1 lb Vienna malt
  • 1 oz Nugget hops

Add at the beginning of boil

Step 3
  • 10 g gypsum (to fortify the water)

Add 15 min into the boil.

Step 4
  • 8 oz Turbinado sugar
  • ¼ tsp Irish moss

15 before the end of boil.

Fermentation Through Bottling Cucumber Beer Recipe

Transfer the wort into the primary fermenting vessel, then top off with cold water.

Aerate the wort at this point. This can be accomplished with an aeration stone or simply by rocking the fermenter back and forth once the lid is in place.

This is the time that you will want to take a specific gravity reading. Use a hydrometer and record the reading. Your targeted gravity levels though temperature will affect so you just need within range.
Step 5

Once the wort is cooled to around 72° F, it is safe to pitch the yeast. Pitch according the proper procedures of the type of yeast you have.

  • 1 pkg of WLP568 – Belgian style Saison ale yeast blend

Prepare a 2L yeast starter by stirring the yeast into the water then let mixture stand in cup for 15 minutes, make sure it is bubbling and then you will add it to your beer after the beer has cooled.

(If you are making your own lime pulp make it now)

Fermentation

Top off to 5 gallons ferment for 1 week at yeasts suggested temp on package.

Make sure your carboy is around a third empty leaving space for frothing and foaming.

After primary fermentation rack into your secondary carboy and let sit for another week.

The less exposure to oxygen the better it will taste so be careful when you rack.

Step 6
  • 1 14 oz bag frozen lime pulp (for secondary)
  • 2 seedless, English cucumbers (for secondary)

Chop up the cucumbers and add with frozen lime pulp to secondary.

After secondary fermentation of about a week sterilize and then bottle cap. Siphon slowly so that that sediments don’t get mixed in.

Step 7
  • 1-1/4 cups dry malt extract for priming or 3/4 cup priming sugar

Add priming sugar before bottling.

Prime and bottle. When priming, dissolve corn sugar or dry malt extract in two pints of boiling water for 5 minutes.

Pour this mixture into the empty bottling bucket and siphon the beer from the fermenter over it.

This method ensures that the priming sugar will disperse evenly through your beer.

For proper carbonation, store your beer at 75° for at least the first week after bottling.

This will allow the yeast to feed on the priming sugar and produce the necessary carbon dioxide needed for carbonation.

Congratulations, You Have Completed Making this Awesome Cucumber Beer!

You now need a bottle and a label which are cool enough to compliment your hard work. Honestly, if you put it into a cheap bottle, people will make fun of you. BUT, if it looks good, people will rave about it!

Additional Info

Notes on Utensils and Ingredients

  • Glass is always preferable when working with strong alcohol. Avoid plastic as much as possible.
  • Use organic ingredients to avoid pesticide residues.

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Binyomin Terebelo, Master Distiller and Drinkoligist

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Written by Binyomin Terebelo
I love hearing from you about why you love something I wrote or published or a recipe I don't know. I am Master Distiller at Terebelo Distillery, Love all things alcohol. Freelance for Grogmag and blog recipes for buildthebottle.com Weekend Rabbi too.
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