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Old 03-30-2010, 05:41 AM   #41
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As a local Portland head and big fan of Ruby, I'm gonna attempt this one. Not looking for exact clone here. Just what I think would be good.
PM-full boil 5.5 gal

3lb X light DME
3.5lb 2-row
1lb wheat malt
.25lb 40L
.5lb honey malt
.4oz Columbus (cause I have a sh@t ton!) @ 60
.2oz Columbus @ 30
3lb raspberry puree @ 3min
Might split up some in boil, some in secondary

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OG 1.047 FG 1.012 4.62 % ABV IBU 27.8+/-
Beer Tools Pro doesn't seem to add anything to OG for the raspberries, it'll "up" it a lil more I'm guessing. Could be wrong.

I took a bit from all the recipes posted here. Might be a lilttle "meatier" than Rube, buy I think it's a little too lite as is. Any thoughts fellas? Much appreciated. Oh and I'm pretty new to the forum and loving every minute of it. My brewing has gained leaps and bounds w/ all your help. Thanks!

Edit:In their pubs you can request a "Rubinator" Ruby mixed w/ there Terminator stout. SWMBO (who doesn't like "chick beers" loves this) If this works I'll adapt it to a darker style.

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Old 05-14-2010, 08:46 PM   #42
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reviving this thread due to SWMBO loooves this beer especially the RUBINATOR!

jughead i have taken your recipe and will be planning on brewing this one question though what do you suggest for a yeast ?

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Old 10-10-2010, 05:02 PM   #43
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I gave an extract version of this a try last weekend. She's still in primary right now. My recipe is as follows...

4 lbs Briess Pilsen Light DME
1oz Willamette (60mins)
3.3 Fresh whole raspberries (Previously frozen, thawed and crushed) added last 5 mins of boil

California V Ale yeast

My OG was 1.055 (which might not be accurate, I don't remember mixing the wort and the top off water before taking a hydro reading.) Brewing software had OG estimated at 1.035, but I don't think it accounted for the sugars in the berries either.

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Old 11-07-2010, 07:02 PM   #44
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I bottled last weekend. Put a couple bottles in the fridge yesterday and popped one last night. Great raspberry flavor. We just ate at McMenamins a couple nights ago one person in my party ordered a Ruby so I got a taste to compare my brew with the original.

Theirs is very light in color and raspberry flavor, very smooth and easy to drink. Mine's got much more pink color and raspberry flavor, but on the down side is that it's got a bit of tartness to it. I think that the tartness could be attributed to keeping the seeds in during fermentation and bulk aging. Next time I think I'm going to run the berries through a mesh bag to strain out the seeds. I really hope that will get rid of the tartness, as the color and raspberry flavor is truly excellent!

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Old 12-19-2010, 09:23 PM   #45
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Hi All,

New to the forums and home brewing. I was trying to think of a great beer I liked to give a shot. I'm going to give this a try based on Picobrew's recipe. I used to get this beer all the time at Mcmenamins when I lived in northern oregon. Sadly their are no Mcmenamins south of Roseburg when I moved to Medford. So I'm going to attempt to make a clone.

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Old 12-19-2010, 09:25 PM   #46
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Update on my version... the tartness is gone! It's beautiful and very delicious!

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Update on my version... the tartness is gone! It's beautiful and very delicious!
Wow this is alive! ....again. Did you take the seeds out? Share your knowledge?! Here is my attempt.

Author: CarGan Brewery

Size: 5.36 gal
Efficiency: 75.0%
Attenuation: 75.0%
Calories: 195.57 kcal per 12.0 fl oz

Original Gravity: 1.059 (1.026 - 1.120)
Terminal Gravity: 1.015 (0.995 - 1.035)
Color: 5.92 (1.0 - 50.0)
Alcohol: 5.78% (2.5% - 14.5%)
Bitterness: 17.5 (0.0 - 100.0)

Ingredients:
8 lb Maris Otter
1.0 lb Wheat Flaked
1 lb Torrified Wheat
1.0 tsp Amylase enzyme - added during mash
1.0 lb Candi Sugar Clear
1.0 oz Willamette (5.0%) - added during boil, boiled 60 min
2 lb Raspberries (pureed) - added during boil, boiled 5.0 min
1.0 ea WYeast 1272 American Ale II
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Oregon rasberry puree Split 2lb in boil 2 lb in secondary
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Old 12-19-2010, 09:39 PM   #48
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Nope I didn't take the seeds out, they were on the fresh/frozen berries that I brewed with. I did put a mesh bag on my siphon to filter the berry leftovers and seeds when I racked to my bottling bucket. This is still from what I brewed just about 2 months ago...

recipe is:

4 lbs Briess Pilsen Light DME
1oz Willamette (60mins)
3.3 Fresh whole raspberries (Previously frozen, thawed and crushed) added last 5 mins of boil

California V Ale yeast

The tartness is gone completely and some of the raspberry flavor has mellowed. But there's still more raspberry flavor and a darker pink color than the original Mc Menamins Ruby. And mine is less cloudy than the original, it seems that even adding the berries to the end of the boil to get the pectin cloudiness didn't do much.

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Wow, I can't believe I just stumbled across this... I spent a week in Portland a few months ago, and my hotel was across the street from John Barleycorn's in Tigard.

I must have downed a few gallons of this stuff. I'm going to give it a shot here very soon.

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Old 12-29-2010, 08:50 AM   #50
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Me and some friends are very find of this beer. I think I will brew this for my next batch

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