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Old 07-24-2012, 08:43 PM   #1
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Default 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?

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Old 07-24-2012, 08:59 PM   #2
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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.

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Old 07-24-2012, 09:04 PM   #3
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Make a blackberry sour and age it for 12 months in a brandy barrel!

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Old 07-24-2012, 09:31 PM   #4
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Any good blackberry bourbon porter reciepies? I haven't made it to the write my own stage of brewing
(still need a little handholding)

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

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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

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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)

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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)
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Old 07-24-2012, 10:02 PM   #8
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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.

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

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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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