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Offline Chris Craig

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Re: Blueberry Ale
« Reply #15 on: March 21, 2012, 10:08:13 PM »
I'm really interested in trying this.  I hope it turns out!

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Re: Blueberry Ale
« Reply #16 on: March 21, 2012, 10:31:08 PM »
The extract at scoop and save is gross Ive used it before
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Re: Blueberry Ale
« Reply #17 on: March 21, 2012, 10:54:35 PM »
Yeah the blueberry is the scoop n save stuff and the raspberry is some brand name stuff... I would have went fresh berries but I really dont think im going to be too picky with the taste of extracts, and figured I would give them a go at least.

Raspberry wheat hopefully done for the weekend... and Blueberry ale brewing friday. Cant wait

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Re: Blueberry Ale
« Reply #18 on: March 21, 2012, 10:58:47 PM »
Be careful with the raspberry I used extract once from the states and it said to use the whole bottle and it made the beer taste like cough medicine but had I used 1/2 to 3/4 would have been very good
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Re: Blueberry Ale
« Reply #19 on: March 21, 2012, 11:01:18 PM »
k Good to know.. I have two 100 ml bottles... Maybe just one will do!

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Re: Blueberry Ale
« Reply #20 on: March 21, 2012, 11:09:26 PM »
Add them to secondary also
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Re: Blueberry Ale
« Reply #21 on: March 22, 2012, 06:59:36 AM »
Okay sounds good. I was planning on doing that but didnt know it was necessary.

Did you add yours right at kegging Dave?

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Re: Blueberry Ale
« Reply #22 on: March 22, 2012, 07:16:28 AM »
I bottled that batch but Id add right at kegging
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Re: Blueberry Ale
« Reply #23 on: March 22, 2012, 07:18:52 AM »
k cool, thanks!

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Re: Blueberry Ale
« Reply #24 on: March 24, 2012, 02:11:44 PM »
hahah added 3 oz of raspberry extract.... Beer looks like kool-aid, really really dark red color. Its drinkable for sure. Can definitely tell its extract, but weirdly that doesnt bother me that much. Next time around, I would probably try 1.5 oz for 5 gallons even....

for the blueberry ale, might go with like 4 oz.... we will see.

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Re: Blueberry Ale
« Reply #25 on: March 24, 2012, 02:15:17 PM »
its really easy to use fresh berries you heat them to 180F for roughly 5-10 min then add to secondary and voila
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Re: Blueberry Ale
« Reply #26 on: March 25, 2012, 02:25:47 PM »
Yeah now that ive tried the extract i will give berries a try next time