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ilv4xn 07-24-2012 07:43 PM

It's blackberry season here in Oregon
 
The berries are starting to get ripe and I am new to brewing. I am looking for suggestions on what kind of beer to brew and how to best add fresh berries? My wife and I both like dark beers and a blacberry choc stout/porter sounds interesting. I am also wondering if a Thomas Kemper wizen berry clone done with blackberrys would work. Any input?

Stretch1991 07-24-2012 07:59 PM

I would totally do a blackberry bourbon porter. I thought of this on the way to work today its in now being added to my pipeline. Also a blackberry whitbier is always a favorite of mine.

MisterTipsy 07-24-2012 08:04 PM

Make a blackberry sour and age it for 12 months in a brandy barrel!

ilv4xn 07-24-2012 08:31 PM

Any good blackberry bourbon porter reciepies? I haven't made it to the write my own stage of brewing
(still need a little handholding)

daksin 07-24-2012 08:41 PM

Man, I love me some blackberry melomel. Ever make mead before?

bdh 07-24-2012 08:43 PM

I've had the all-grain version of this recipe from BYO on my to-do list but haven't tried it yet:
http://byo.com/stories/recipeindex/a...ueberry-porter

It's a blueberry-porter, but I'm sure you could sub blackberries

Stretch1991 07-24-2012 08:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ilv4xn (Post 4276573)
Any good blackberry bourbon porter reciepies? I haven't made it to the write my own stage of brewing
(still need a little handholding)

I would look up a vanilla bourbon recipe and swap out the vanilla for blackberries. For a darker beer youre going to need more fruit than with a darker one

Also +1 on the blackberry melomel (maybe make just one gallon of that)

Quote:

Originally Posted by bdh (Post 4276606)
I've had the all-grain version of this recipe from BYO on my to-do list but haven't tried it yet:
http://byo.com/stories/recipeindex/a...ueberry-porter

It's a blueberry-porter, but I'm sure you could sub blackberries

This recipe calls for 4lbs of blueberries. Now I dont know how much you like blackberries or how flavorful your blackberries will be but I would use 5-6lbs myself (then again I LOVE fresh blackberries)

Mongrel 07-24-2012 09:02 PM

Last year I did a blackberry hefeweizen with 6 pounds of fresh blackberries. Tart and delicious, and I'm under orders to brew it again this year.

Diaperload 07-24-2012 09:19 PM

Last year I made a simple brown ale and added 3.5lbs of pasteurized blackberries to the secondary. Was very nice.

pdxal 07-25-2012 05:53 AM

Blackberry wheat (like a Ruby) is a can't miss, but something like a porter or stout would be doable for a beginner. IMO blackberries would be overshadowed by bourbon or oak.


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