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Offline redroast

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Raspberry Beer Recipe
« on: July 21, 2015, 10:27:24 PM »
Hi All

I have a good size patch of raspberries that are ripening rapidly. I am looking for a good all grain beer recipe that uses raspberries; I'm leaning towards a raspberry wheat (probably American with a clean yeast, but maybe Hefe)  recipe with raspberries added in secondary. I've looked on the internet, but there are lots of recipes and it's a little unclear what recipes are good.

Anybody have good raspberry beer recipe they could recommend? I'm also trying to get a feel for how many pounds of raspberries to add to secondary. 

Thanks, Red

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Re: Raspberry Beer Recipe
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2015, 10:36:20 PM »
@jake makes an awesome raspberry wheat. He may be able to help you out with this.

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Re: Raspberry Beer Recipe
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2015, 10:56:23 PM »
@Jake certainly does make a very good raspberry wheat ale. Also @brew has had success. I've never made one myself but I should my wife loves the stuff. I think the key to making a good one is using a solid wheat ale recipe with a very neutral yeast than adding a couple pounds of raspberries to a secondary fermenter and let it finish up. I'm certain some people with experience will give you some tips.

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Re: Raspberry Beer Recipe
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2015, 11:02:59 PM »
Yeah I use a bit more raspberry in mine than jake does (2 or 3 lbs) but I also like it stronger rasp wise and I also use more marries and see honey malt as well. That wheat recipe is good with a German ale yeast,  or with orange and coriander as well. Jakes is more of a kiss recipe and it's excellent .... I've just done a batch of mine, but did 5g of it with Costco cherries. Interested how it will turn out...
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Re: Raspberry Beer Recipe
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2015, 08:31:54 AM »
I've used 60% 2-row & 40% Malted Wheat ... nothing but a small bittering addition at 60 minutes for 15 or so IBUs. Mash in the low 150's. Ferment with a clean american strain - we use US-05 with good results

After primary, I'll add roughly 1.5 pounds of raspberries directly to the fermenter (assuming 5 gallons) I pasturize the raspberries on the stove first - by doing this i mix in a liter or so of water and mash it up ... could use a blender too to break down the raspberries. I'll bring it up to 170ish, hold for a couple minutes and cool them down to under 80 degrees Fahrenheit and pitch directly to primary. That'll start another little fermentation and you can be kegging in another 5 days or so - 1 week to be safe.

This beer has raspberries there, but didn't want too much raspberry there. If you're looking for a lot of raspberry, I'd go up to 3 pounds of them.


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Re: Raspberry Beer Recipe
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2015, 02:23:33 PM »
Thanks for all the help everyone. This is perfect!  :banana: