Spike Brewing 12.5 Conical Fermenter Giveaway - Enter Now!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Extract Brewing > Raspberry wheat. when to add

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 06-22-2013, 06:11 AM   #11
fumanbrew
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 50
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by flexfit115 View Post
Sounds great! I'm really excited to do it tomorrow! How long should I leave it on the primary and then secondary? I was thinking a week to 10 in the primary and 2 in the second. What r your thoughts?
Don't rack to secondary until you are sure fermentation is complete. And even then it may be better to leave it a bit to let the yeast clean up after itself. I have used puree usually the seeds have been strained Imo I would use two cans for 5 gallons.
__________________
fumanbrew is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-29-2013, 09:59 AM   #12
elreplica
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia
Posts: 60
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sheldon
I added a full large can of puree to the fermenter after about a week and left it in for another week then racked to a bottling bucket. I feel the result is too much raspberry flavoring and too sweet but people like it.
Greetings,

I added three pounds of Vintners Harvest raspberry purée to my 23 liter primary of Wheat beer , as per my LHBS instructions. After the OG dropped to 1014, I racked it to secondary. The result was an extremely refreshing, slightly tart and rosy brew. Everyone who tried it loved it! I'm holding on to it as its bottle conditioning just to see how it improves. Next time I may try adding the purée to the secondary as some have suggested on this forum. BTW, there's nothing wrong with a little tart, as my late father always said LOL!
__________________
elreplica is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-29-2013, 12:48 PM   #13
huhwha
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Hilliard, OH
Posts: 100
Liked 14 Times on 13 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

I'm taking a different approach. I'm going to brew my wheat beer, then add raspberry extract to the keg. I did this with a tangerine wheat and it worked great. It lets you control how much flavor is in the beer. Start with a little and add to taste.

__________________
huhwha is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-03-2013, 11:55 PM   #14
huhwha
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Hilliard, OH
Posts: 100
Liked 14 Times on 13 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Just a quick update to this. The extract bottle said to start at about .25%. My rough calculations translated this to 1.6 oz, or a little less than 1/2 of my 4 oz bottle. Eyeballed some in, no, not enough. Add some more. Oops, a little more than half. Turns out, it's perfect! Just the amount of raspberry flavor I was looking for. Very refreshing.

__________________
huhwha is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-04-2013, 05:00 PM   #15
flexfit115
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 42
Default

Thanks for the update! I left mine in the secondary for 3 weeks with the whole can of raspberry purée. Bottled it and sampled it last week only being bottled for a week, and it was perfect! Still had a young beer taste from not being conditioned ( as I expected... The suspense was killing me ). Going to wait 2 more weeks and should be ready! Thanks for all the input !

__________________
flexfit115 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-04-2013, 06:51 PM   #16
Phage-cage
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: OMAHA, NE
Posts: 15
Default

I recently made my first raspberry/strawberry wheat and ruined it :-/ I used 3lbs of fresh raspberries and about 2 lbs of strawberries, puree'd, strained, and pasteurized the resulting juice (about 2L worth). Racked on to juice in secondary after primary fermentation finished. Came out of secondary absolutely delicious then thought "if its this good now, I should add some extract!" Wrong! I now have 40 bottles of strongly bitter, in the wrong way, raspberry wheat. I'm hoping he bitterness fades over time.

__________________
Phage-cage is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-05-2013, 11:47 AM   #17
flexfit115
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 42
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Phage-cage
I recently made my first raspberry/strawberry wheat and ruined it :-/ I used 3lbs of fresh raspberries and about 2 lbs of strawberries, puree'd, strained, and pasteurized the resulting juice (about 2L worth). Racked on to juice in secondary after primary fermentation finished. Came out of secondary absolutely delicious then thought "if its this good now, I should add some extract!" Wrong! I now have 40 bottles of strongly bitter, in the wrong way, raspberry wheat. I'm hoping he bitterness fades over time.
I learned that if one turns out bad, just leave it and check on it in about a month. I have had some in the past turn out really bad, and after letting them sit a few months They were just fine
__________________
flexfit115 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-06-2013, 01:08 AM   #18
Phage-cage
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: OMAHA, NE
Posts: 15
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by flexfit115

I learned that if one turns out bad, just leave it and check on it in about a month. I have had some in the past turn out really bad, and after letting them sit a few months They were just fine
Thanks. I bottled at the beginning of June, decided to pull a bottle and try one again. Much better than it was but maybe a little more time will ease the pain I know a raspberry wheat isn't typically a long aging beer but maybe by next spring it will be amazing
__________________
Phage-cage is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
raspberry wheat excidium016 All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 7 04-27-2013 12:55 AM
raspberry wheat jackwhite Recipes/Ingredients 0 04-13-2011 06:26 AM
NB raspberry wheat ale nootay Extract Brewing 25 03-30-2010 02:04 AM
Raspberry Wheat help Scuba Recipes/Ingredients 1 10-08-2009 05:44 PM
wheat/raspberry wheat racked to secondary BeerLuvnGrl Extract Brewing 4 06-12-2006 02:21 AM