Raspberry Wheat - first attempt with fruit
My wife is 7 months pregnant and hasn't had a sip of alcohol in that time period (ok maybe a sip here and there when I force her to try something I made) and won't have a sip for the next couple months as well obviously.
I am considering brewing up a Raspberry Wheat for when she can finally enjoy an alcoholic beverage with me again as a "welcome back" present. She's mostly a BMC drinker but can stray away from "three's company" as long as it's not too intense.
Here is what I've formulated:
Batch Size: 5.5 gal
Yeast: Safale 05
Exp OG: 1.050
Exp FG: 1.014
6.5 lbs Wheat Malt (German)
2.5 lbs Pale Malt 2 row
1 lb Wheat Flaked
.5 lb Munich
1/2 oz Centennial 60min [16.9]
1/2 oz Centennial 5min [3.4]
Mash for 60mins @ 150 & sparge as normal
I plan on adding anywhere from 36-48 oz of frozen raspberries (thawed) to the secondary for 7 days before transferring off for bottling.
Other than Raspberry flavor, what will this addition add to the beer if anything?
Primary 1: Winter Tropics Pale Ale
Primary 2: Appy IPA
Primary 3: Truly Triple Hopped IPA
Secondary 1: Air
Secondary 2: Air
Bottled: Edworts IPA, Nierra Sevada, Stork Blue Celebration Ale
On Deck: Maroon Effect Amber, Blonde, IPA, APA