So this month my homebrew club decided to kickoff a Iron Chef style bracket competition to see who could feature non-traditional brewing ingredients in a beer. Of course the ingredients were a secret and we have to produce the beer at the next club meeting in November. I was all over this shit.
My challenge: generic Fruity Pebbles
If you google fruity pebbles and beer, the result is like 20k hits on Leinenkugel’s Sunset Wheat beer. Well that was fucking easy… now off to brewing. I decided to make a heavily hopped amarillo wheat beer similar to Three Floyd’s Gumball Head. Well, minus the cereal.
I’ll spare you with the details of the process, just know that an entire 25.5 oz bag of Fruity Dyno Bites went into the mash. It was a small 5 gallon batch: 5 lbs of American 2-row barley, 4.5 lbs of American wheat malt, and a decent amount of citrusy amarillo hops. Very basic recipe, here are some more pics:
Sparge and awesome shot of all the shit in my garage:
I’ll post the results after this shit ferments, gets dry-hopped with more amarillo and I get it carbonated. If it ends up tasting/smelling like it did going into this this fucker then all the ladies in the bi-state area are going to have wet panties.