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EvilTOJ 06-10-2008 07:31 PM

McMenamin's Ruby
This is a clone of McMenamin's Ruby. McMenamin's is a chain of brewpubs in the greater Portland area.

8.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row)
1.00 oz Hallertauer (60 min)

6.00 lb pulverized raspberries (Boil 5.0 min)

Mash schedule;
Mash in with 2.5 gallons of water at 161
Drain, then sparge with 3 gallons of water at 180
Drain, then sparge again with 3 gallons of water at 180

I went off of the ingredients list from McMenamin's website.
In 1985, McMenamins became the first brewery in the U.S.A. to legally use fruit in the creation of ales. While many other breweries have followed suit, we still make this Ruby exactly as we first did: Light, crisp and refreshingly fruity. Over 55 pounds of hand-macerated, fresh, whole raspberries are used in every batch. Taste the original!

Malts used: Pale Malt
Hops used: Vary
Fruit: Whole Raspberries

Original Gravity: 1.038; Terminal Gravity: 1.005
Alcohol by Volume: 4.39%
Calories: 170 per pint

They don't specify measurements so I had to wing it, and also based it off other recipes I found on the net. Also, the berries have to be boiled in order to get the pectin haze that is in the original. You can add them directly into the main boil if you want a subtle aroma, or if you want stronger berry flavor boil them then add to secondary. Be forewarned, that 6 lbs of raspberries takes up about a gallon of space, so be prepared for that.

ShortSnoutBrewing 06-10-2008 07:35 PM

Are you drinking this one or did you just brew? Curious how it came out.

blacklab 06-10-2008 08:08 PM

The ladies will be drinking a few of these at my tailgaters this football season.

EvilTOJ 06-11-2008 09:32 AM

I have it in secondary now to help get rid of raspberry guts, has a hint of raspberry and beer aroma and it's a beautiful deep pinkurple. It will be bottled this weekend and status reports will be given!

I also have a 22 oz bomber with the Ruby label still on it and some green caps, I will be doing a blind taste test/color comparison once it's carbed.

newbrewr4fun 07-04-2008 06:10 AM

where are you finding the recipies on the web site?

ShortSnoutBrewing 07-04-2008 07:51 PM

They don't list the recipe per se, but they list the ingredients used.

Passload 07-28-2008 03:21 PM

Any updates?

EvilTOJ 08-06-2008 03:32 AM

Yep it's in bottles right now. I had to make another batch, as the first batch soured really bad. I need to pick up a bomber of Ruby to compare, but it looks identical, and tastes pretty close as far as I can tell.

OregonNative 11-02-2008 06:03 PM

Whats up Evil. I'm brewing this one in about week.

fidjit 02-06-2009 04:39 AM

Any new news on this brew?

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