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Old 08-26-2012, 02:18 PM   #321
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I just racked 6 gallons into secondary on top of 48 ounces of thawed fresh frozen raspberries.
OG = 1.057
Gravity into Secondary = 1.010

Color was gorgeous and clarity was great. Looking forward to this one.

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Old 09-21-2012, 03:48 PM   #322
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I made the extract version of this recipe and it turned out great and is gone... It literally lasted a week and a half, and everybody said the same thing.. you made this????

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Old 09-24-2012, 10:52 PM   #323
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Quick question, browsing freezer sections and found raspberries labeled "all natural" checked ingredients and raspberries is wondering if those will work since a 48oz bag is quite a bit less expensive then organic.

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Old 09-25-2012, 12:22 AM   #324
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Quick question, browsing freezer sections and found raspberries labeled "all natural" checked ingredients and raspberries is wondering if those will work since a 48oz bag is quite a bit less expensive then organic.

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Just make sure there is no added sugar. otherwise, you will end up with a stronger/dryer beer. unless you like the dry/strong beer.... ha ha
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Old 09-25-2012, 12:35 AM   #325
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I made the all grain version and used the 48 ounce frozen berries thawed with the juice and it ended up a little too dry for my taste. Still a very solid brew. I may mash at a higher temp next time. Implants on brewing this again in the early spring.

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I made the all grain version and used the 48 ounce frozen berries thawed with the juice and it ended up a little too dry for my taste. Still a very solid brew. I may mash at a higher temp next time. Implants on brewing this again in the early spring.
Oh yeah it is came in around 6.5% ABV.
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Just make sure there is no added sugar. otherwise, you will end up with a stronger/dryer beer. unless you like the dry/strong beer.... ha ha
Figured as much but being my second brew I'd double check :-)
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Old 09-25-2012, 01:56 PM   #328
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Figured as much but being my second brew I'd double check :-)
For what it's worth, I brewed mine with an organic berry mix (Blueberry, Raspberry, & Blackberry) that I picked up at Costco for pretty cheap. The brew turned out absolutely fantastic and I cleaned the berries with some 151 as others had suggested.....strained the juice and 151 out and was left with 2 cases of great beer and a bonus bottle of Very-Berry 151!
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Old 09-30-2012, 10:27 PM   #329
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I've brewed this for my 2nd time. 1st time I tweaked & made a Blond with Raspberries............. it was EXCELLENT. Now it's the OP's turn, but I have to be honest............... I've changed up the yeast again. The Wyeast 1056.

But I'm always cheating, I bought a different frozen raspberry package this time............. it says, "sucrose added" Tell me again why sugar in the raspberry's is a bad thing. I haven't added anything, help me before it's too late.

Edit: Big Picture............... lessons to be learned................................ 1) Read the WHOLE thread..................... even the 4 posts before yours. 2) Keep it simple stupid (KISS), different yeast is all I added............... you got that right? I read it again & I didn't get it. 3) HBT is the best brewing community out there.

REAL fruit tastes a heck of a lot better than extract. I had a couple different fruit beers by major labels and almost threw up. THIS recipe kicks ass!

Brewing it again.

Thanks eschatz!

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Old 10-01-2012, 03:51 PM   #330
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I started a batch last night.

No major deviations except I think I have 8.6 AA on my Northern Brewer hops and I am at 13 oz of crystal malt and 3 oz of roasted barley. I got my OG to around 1.056 and my carboy was too full to want to add any more water. Didn't see much activity 6 hours later, but expect it to be in full swing when I get off of work. I started the yeast before pitching it also.

I am probably gonna run a little longer on primary so I can have my secondary when I head to Austin for the weekend two weeks from now.

Will post updates when I can.

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