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Old 06-26-2013, 11:13 PM   #1
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Blueberries will be in season in a few weeks and I want to do a blueberry beer.
I have some Weihenstephan Weizen Yeast Activator harvested so I could do a MidWest Hank's Hefeweizen Kit or should I try it with some other ale?

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Old 06-26-2013, 11:27 PM   #2
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I did mine using midwest's liberty cream ale kit. It turned out great.

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Old 06-26-2013, 11:42 PM   #3
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How did you add the blueberry?

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I'd try a more mild wit yeast like WL400 or Wyeast 3333.

I've used Weihenstephan Weizen and the clover and banana esters were pretty strong. Might overpower the blueberry flavor. The fruit flavor might be too subtle.

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My first batch I used ectract. 2oz during boil. 2oz to bottling bucket. My second batch I froze and then pureed 5 lbs of blueberries and added them to secondary for 2 weeks.

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I did a blueberry wheat. I also used extract in the bottling bucket. I used about 3oz. To me the blueberry is a little much. But some people really like it. Good luck!

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thanks guys but added them to what kind of beer?

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A wheat beer (like Hank's) would be a good showcase for the fruit. A blueberry porter would also be tasty. I'm curious to see how something more unorthodox, like a blueberry red ale, would turn out. Hmm. That might be a good 1 gallon experiment.

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mmm...a good nutty brown with the background of blueberries, bit of lactose in there too....

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