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Old 02-10-2009, 03:44 PM   #1
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3# lbs light dme
3# wheat dme
1.5 oz wilamette at 45 mins
.5 wilamette at 15 mins
dry ale yeast
primary 1 - 2 weeks
add 2 cans oregon blackberry or straberry to primary 1-2 weeks
secondary for clearing

Anything seem bad here? I'm not so certain about the hop selection or value..
I wan to let the fruit shine through but also want a bit of dry / bitter bite...
not champagne dry & fruity.. more like..
The back of the tongue mouthy bite...

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Old 02-10-2009, 03:48 PM   #2
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You don't want to add fruit to the primary. Add it in the secondary.

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Old 02-10-2009, 04:08 PM   #3
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+1 on fruit in the secondary.

Otherwise looks good to me.

Depending on how wheaty you want it, I might go with 6 lb wheat DME, and drop the light DME. Wheat extract is already a mixture of malted wheat and barley (typically between 50/50 and 60/40 ratio) so you can use it for 100% of a wheat beer. But the recipe as you have it will work fine, too, just not so wheaty.

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Old 02-10-2009, 04:09 PM   #4
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I was just thinking that I'd get a more clear beer...

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Old 02-10-2009, 04:11 PM   #5
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so maybe I'll do the fruit in secondary.. I wanted a lighter wheaty-blend...
are the hops good? what ibu might this be?
thanks to all of you for your help.
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Old 02-10-2009, 04:13 PM   #6
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how big are those cans? If those cans are huge they might be a little much for the beer as far as balance goes.

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15 oz each....

pretty small.

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so maybe I'll do the fruit in secondary.. I wanted a lighter wheaty-blend...
are the hops good? what ibu might this be?
thanks to all of you for your help.
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If you want it to be more clear after you add the fruit, you can always do a tertiary for a few days. Fruit makes a mess, and if you add it to primary, the yeast is just going to go crazy on all that sugar.

As for IBUs, there are plenty of calculators online. Also, try getting a program like beersmith or promash or something. Enter your recipe and you'll get exact numbers.
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Old 02-10-2009, 05:23 PM   #9
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You should check out this website. You enter your ingredients and it gives you all the stats your beer should hit. Hope it turns out well!

Beer Calculus . homebrew recipe calculator

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Old 02-10-2009, 06:06 PM   #10
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cool page...

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