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BlackBerry Wit

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BlackBerry Wit

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Beer Style: Fruit Beer (20A)
Recipe Type: extract
Yield: 5 US gallons

Fruit Beer


Typical Wheat color and IBU's. Blackberries make an excellent flavor additive to Wit. The blackberries add a lot of their own acid, so very little hops are needed. I have made this many times and is very popular. The key to success with this recipe is time in the secondary. I have played with specialty grains, but it just doesn't come off as a Wit when I did.
calculated IBU's: 13.3, trust me it tastes 25 with the berries, don't up the hops.


  • 3lbs. Extra Light Dry Extract or Pils malt
  • 3lbs. Wheat Dry Exctract
  • 1lb specially prepared Blackberries (frozen)
  • 1 oz. Willamette hops (or Fuggles, Columbia)
  • Wyeast 3463 (good substitute: 3944)
  • 1/4 oz Irish Moss

Additional Instructions

Primary Ferment: 5 days
Secondary Ferment: 6 weeks

Beer Profile

Original Gravity: 1.052
Final Gravity: 1.008
Alcohol by Vol: 5.76%
Recipe Type: extract
Yield: 5.00 US Gallons

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* Special prep of the blackberries: boil black berries in 1 quart water for 20 minutes. Crush and agitate the berries often and freeze. It is a hassle, but I've learned freezing in Ice cube trays is really handy, a turkey baster makes it easy.

Brew day:
Start with 4 Gallons of water
Bring to boil
Add hops & extracts
boil 45 minutes
Add Irish moss
boil 15 minutes
Add water to bring total volume to 5 gallons
add frozen blackberries
cool to 80 degrees F
pitch yeast