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Old 04-29-2012, 08:30 PM   #1
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Default Blueberry wheat... gorgeous coloring!

I'm so impressed by the color that the blueberries gave the beer..

racking day



first sample after force carbing



and another a few days later



feels so weird to drink a pinkish beer that tastes great, with an extraordinarily white head

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Old 04-29-2012, 10:01 PM   #2
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That looks a lot like the blueberry hefeweizen that I made recently. I just wanted a hint so I used just right at a pound per gallon. It came out really well, but i think that next time i will use the 2 pounds that many suggested. I would have lked for it to have been more pronounced while still not being ovepowering. How much per pound did you end up using?

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i think i used right around a pound a gallon, should have used 2-3 though, i can tell there is something else there, but not much in the way of blueberry

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I plan to brew one of these when blueberries come out, did i read that right, a pound of berries per gallon of beer? Seems like a lot!

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Seemed like it when i did lol but the fruit flavor just isnt there

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Wow... looks great. Do you have a recipe that you could post? Wouldn't mind trying something like this.

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sure thing!

it's basically sam calegonies recipe for blood orange wheat, changed to all grain and blue berries instead of the blood oranges.... next time i'd prolly shoot for 2-3lbs of blueberries per gallon, and use an american strain of yeast.


5.09 lb Pale Malt (3.0 SRM) Grain 61.46 %
3.19 lb Wheat Malt, Ger (2.0 SRM) Grain 38.54 %
0.50 oz Hallertauer Mittelfrueh [4.50 %] (60 min) Hops 10.1 IBU
0.50 oz Saaz [4.30 %] (20 min) Hops 3.2 IBU
0.50 oz Hallertauer Mittelfrueh [4.50 %] (10 min) Hops 2.0 IBU

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Est Original Gravity: 1.046 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.011 SG

i did that recipe and ended up with a 1.060, so be cautious of your eff lol

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sure thing!

it's basically sam calegonies recipe for blood orange wheat, changed to all grain and blue berries instead of the blood oranges.... next time i'd prolly shoot for 2-3lbs of blueberries per gallon, and use an american strain of yeast.


5.09 lb Pale Malt (3.0 SRM) Grain 61.46 %
3.19 lb Wheat Malt, Ger (2.0 SRM) Grain 38.54 %
0.50 oz Hallertauer Mittelfrueh [4.50 %] (60 min) Hops 10.1 IBU
0.50 oz Saaz [4.30 %] (20 min) Hops 3.2 IBU
0.50 oz Hallertauer Mittelfrueh [4.50 %] (10 min) Hops 2.0 IBU

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Est Original Gravity: 1.046 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.011 SG

i did that recipe and ended up with a 1.060, so be cautious of your eff lol

i would STRONGLY urge you not to use 2-3 pounds per gallon.

i did a blueberry stout over the winter, its in bottles now and barely drinkable. makes great pancakes, tho, so its not a waste!

I used 10lbs of forzen blueberries, let them thaw, smushed them around a litte (not in a juicer or anything, just pressed on the bag a little), and added them to secondary.

the beer tastes nothing like beer and is more like a blueberry,stouty wine. awful.

What about adding some blueberry extract at bottling in addition to the fruit?
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