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Old 07-21-2007, 01:36 AM   #1
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well ,i finally got to brew up yesterday,i did the blackberry wheat and WOW,if it tastes anything like it smells,its goning to be heavan on earth,just hope i did everything ust right.i used a hefe recipe and subbed the yeast it called for with a california liquid ,wlpoo1,it is supposed to be a netrual yeast to let the blackberry flavor come through ,i started at 1.042,should finish around 1.012 give or take ,i put it in the fermentor last night at 730pm ,this morning at 830am it kicked off ,its been going good so far,it is a pretty beer i can say that .never really seen a purple beer before ,lol ,its ok with me ,,happy brewing yall ,any questions feel free to ask,your beer buddy bull.

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Old 07-21-2007, 06:34 PM   #2
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Let me know how it turns out, Bull. I want to do a fruit beer one of these days and I dont' know whether to do "real" fruit or do extract before bottling like some suggest.

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Old 07-21-2007, 07:54 PM   #3
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Wow, sounds awesome! Let us know how it tastes!

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Old 07-22-2007, 01:56 AM   #4
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I did a blackberry wheat beer about a month ago and it turned out AMAZING. Lots of blackberry aroma and a super smooth taste to it. Best beer I have brewed so far.

Did you use real berries or flavor extract?

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Old 07-23-2007, 02:01 AM   #5
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I would also like to know the recipe. I was going to ALABREW this week to get a Black Berry Wheat kit, would you mind telling how you did it ?

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Old 07-23-2007, 04:58 PM   #6
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Yummm....Blackberry. I have done quite a few fruit beers as they are something the wife likes. We just kicked a Red Raspberry keg yesterday. Did you put the fruit in the primary? I would suggest putting it in the secondary to keep the fruit flavor alive. I am not a big fan of extracts, the extract flavor has an off flavor to me. I made a cherry Hefe with 5 pounds of cherries (frozen then cut and added to secondary) and it was great. Hope it turns out good, if you do add some blackberries to the secondary, freeze them first to break the juice pockets in the berries. I let the fruit warm up a little before I rack the beer on top of the fruit. Another little trick I learned is to suck up a little bit of yeast off the bottom when you transfer to let the fruit ferment out a little in the secondary. Enjoy.

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Old 07-23-2007, 06:56 PM   #7
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I'd like to do a Blackberry wheat for my next brew. What's your recipe?

Inquiring minds want to know!

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Old 07-25-2007, 03:40 PM   #8
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well,to answer the first question ,we had a really good blackberry season where i live and i did use fresh frozen,i know for a fact anything fresh or fresh frozen is better than extract.

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Old 07-25-2007, 03:43 PM   #9
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i went ahead and put it in the boil,boiled one hour ,then paniced thinking ijust wasted those berries ,ill never be able to taste them in the finished product ,but i think the berries are strong enough ,itll be ok ,the beer is almost finished fermenting ,and it smells GOOOOOOOOOOD,so im going to rack it over to the secondary,for a couple of weeks and let itsettle out ,before bottling ,will keep yall posted ,

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Old 07-25-2007, 03:45 PM   #10
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hey poppy email me and ill tell ya how i did the recipe ,fishfreakjbl@gt.rr.com

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