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Bayou Raspberry Wheat

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Bayou Raspberry Wheat

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Beer Style: American Wheat or Rye Beer (6D)
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 10 US gallons

American Wheat or Rye Beer
Beer Color

Ingredients:

  • 11 lbs - Rahr 2-row Pale Malt (1.7 SRM) (Grain)
  • 7 lbs - Rahr White Wheat Malt (3.0 SRM) (Grain)
  • 6.1 oz - English Dark Crystal Malt (75.0 SRM) (Grain)
  • 0.25 lbs - Rice Hulls (Mash 0 min) (Misc)
  • 1.8 oz - US Hallertau Hop Pellets [5.0%] - Boil 45 min (Hops)
  • 1.8 oz - US Hallertau Hop Pellets [5.0%] - Boil 15 min (Hops)
  • 2.00 tsp - Irish Moss (Boil 10 min) (Misc)
  • 0.5 oz - US Hallertau Hop Pellets [5.0%] - Boil 5 min (Hops)
  • 1 pkgs - Hefeweizen IV Ale (White Labs #WLP380) (Yeast)

Additional Instructions

Boil: 60 Minutes

Beer Profile

Original Gravity: 1.047 (11.7° P)
Final Gravity: 1.009 SG (2.2° P)
Alcohol by Vol: 5.0%
Color SRM: 5.2  Color Sample 
Bitterness IBU: 24.6
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 10.00 US Gallons

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 Reviewed by David on Tue Aug 23 2016

If you cut this recipe in half and make it a 5 gallon batch, I had my first taste of this beer two days ago. Here is my review.

The wort that is made from this recipe is incredible! I tasted it before it went into my primary ferment. I left the primary go for 7 days and had an active boil for the entire duration of the primary. I transferred the primary into my secondary (which I had poured my 5 quarts, par boiled, BLACK RASPBERRIES into) on day 7. Secondary ferment 30 days. Transferred to bottling bucket and bottled using 5 oz. local honey boiled into 2 cups water honey solution as priming sugar.

End result is that this is a decent beer but it picked up way too much color and way to much flavor from the berries. The information that I got on adding berries to beer called for one quart per gallon of beer. If I brew this beer again I will cut the berries in half and only use 2.5 quarts in stead of 5. The beer actually looks more like a red wine than a beer and tastes similarly like a wine than a beer.

By the way the wort tasted, I would brew this again and keep the fruit out or significantly reduce the amount of fruit added.

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 Reviewed by Dan on Sun Jul 20 2014

I gave it a low rating because you didn't list the raspberry as part of the recipe. Did you use extract, frozen, fresh picked or puree??

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 Reviewed by BayouBrewer on Wed Apr 30 2014

I brew this one in warmer weather. This is a new version of the recipe. I missed my mash temps and it came out a little astringent. I am looking for feedback on this one, so PLEASE if you brew it post some feedback here. Could use more raspberry flavor.