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Old 05-12-2008, 03:50 AM   #1
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Does anyone have a good blueberry ale recipe? Something similar to Bar Harbor's offering. If not what wouldbe a good base recipe to add blueberry to?

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Old 05-12-2008, 03:54 AM   #2
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I don't have a recipe, but a similar request. Up in Boston, right across from Fenway is a bar called Boston Beer Works and they have a blueberry ale that's pretty good. Sure it almost seems like a novelty beer, but I do really enjoy it and usually bring back a growler or two anytime I can get up there...

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Yeah i really like the Bar harbor especially on draft

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Does anyone have a good blueberry ale recipe? Something similar to Bar Harbor's offering. If not what wouldbe a good base recipe to add blueberry to?
I do not but if I was to make one I'd do this;

Extract: http://www.northernbrewer.com/docs/kis-html/1261.html

All Grain: http://www.northernbrewer.com/docs/kis-html/1263.html

Then bottle w/this. ( Just one of either)

http://www.northernbrewer.com/pics/f...t-extracts.jpg

or this.

http://www.northernbrewer.com/pics/fullsize/oregon.jpg

I'd go with the bottled extracts, less fuss with particles during syphoning and bottling. (It'll be easier to dial back the strength)

This is their raspberry, just substituite blueberry.

http://www.northernbrewer.com/docs/kis-html/1291.html
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I usually make this for late summer enjoyment. Add 1 or 2oz of blueberry extract during 2ndary.



Type: All Grain
Date: 5/6/2007
Batch Size: 5.50 gal
Brewer:
Boil Size: 6.80 gal Asst Brewer:
Boil Time: 60 min Equipment: My Equipment
Taste Rating(out of 50): 35.0 Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.00
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Amount Item Type % or IBU
7.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) UK (3.0 SRM) Grain 65.12 %
3.50 lb Wheat Malt, Dark (9.0 SRM) Grain 32.56 %
0.25 lb Munich Malt - 10L (10.0 SRM) Grain 2.33 %
0.65 oz Hallertauer Tradition [6.00 %] (60 min) Hops 12.9 IBU
0.60 oz Williamette [4.30 %] (35 min) Hops 7.1 IBU
1 Pkgs British Ale II (Wyeast Labs #1335) Yeast-Ale



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Est Original Gravity: 1.054 SG
Measured Original Gravity: 1.054 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.013 SG Measured Final Gravity: 1.005 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 5.30 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 6.39 %
Bitterness: 20.0 IBU Calories: 235 cal/pint
Est Color: 7.2 SRM Color: Color

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i was hoping to find an ale recipe not really a wheat; i really want a clearer purple color. I know its just aesthetics but I think visual perception does affect taste; especially swmbo's

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slo blueberry ale is the best one i have EVER had but im still trying to find a recipe.

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i think all i need is a basic ale recipe that can handle the blueberry flavor ?

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you could just pick your favorite ale recipe and add blueberries to the secondary...

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i was hoping to find an ale recipe not really a wheat; i really want a clearer purple color. I know its just aesthetics but I think visual perception does affect taste; especially swmbo's
Earlier I posted a NB wheat. It uses wyeast 1010.

http://www.wyeastlab.com/hb_yeaststr...ail.cfm?ID=126

It turns pretty darn clear even though the flocc is low. If clear is what you want I'd try the one of the ones I suggested, just give some time to clear or ask for 1272 as a substitute.

http://www.wyeastlab.com/hb_yeaststr...tail.cfm?ID=11

Wheats are good w/ low hop rates. You want this so the hopping doesn't compete with the fruit flavor.

I made NB's honey kolsch for my BIL. That would be another good candidate too with some Blueberry added...

Extract http://www.northernbrewer.com/docs/kis-html/1611.html

AG http://www.northernbrewer.com/docs/kis-html/1613.html

Honey and Blueberry would be a good combo.
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