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Old 09-28-2007, 05:43 PM   #1
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im thinking about making a raspberry ale, using frozen fruit.
can someone tell how much to use (for 5 gal. batch), how to prep it, and how long to leave it in ????
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Old 09-28-2007, 06:00 PM   #2
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It depends on how strong you want the raspberry flavor to be. For my blueberry wheat I use 1lb of frozen blueberries, leave them in for about 5 days then rack to a tertiary for a few more days to let the remaining blueberry debris settle out. This gives a nice light blueberry taste, not overpowering at all. If you want a stronger berry taste use more berries or just leave them in longer.

To prep my berries I basically pasteurize them on the stovetop. Just put them in a sanitized sauce pan with a little water and hold them around 170-180* for about 15 minutes, let them cool then rack onto them in the secondary

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I did a cherry wheat a couple of months ago and I used 5lbs of cherries. I pureed the cherries then heated them to about 170 for 10 or 15min.

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I followed the same procedure as cnbudz when I made a raspberry porter last year. I used 2lbs of raspberries and it turned out great (for the folks who like fruit beers).

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Old 09-28-2007, 06:38 PM   #5
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Thanks for the help everyone! Great list!

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