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Old 04-01-2010, 04:10 PM   #1
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Default My yard is full of potential blackberries!

Thanks to my complete lack of landscaping there are a couple acres here that are covered in briars and little white flowers that will be turning into blackberries soon.

SO... what beer should I put them in?
So far I'm thinking about a hefe and an american wheat...

any other ideas or recipes?


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Old 04-01-2010, 04:14 PM   #2
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Wheat beer seems like a good choice but sort of "normal" for fruit. I've always wanted to try a tart berry holiday ale. Spice it up a bit with cinnamon and clove and I bet you could make a hell of a brew. If you've got enough berries why not experiment!


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Old 04-01-2010, 04:22 PM   #3
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Definietly blackberry wheat!

Here's an extract recipe that I've used before - note that I used way less blackberrys since they cost around 3.99/half pint when I did the recipe.

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6.6 lbs Wheat extract
.5 lbsAmber Dry Malt Extract
2 cupsCarapils
3.5 quartsFROZEN blackberries added at knockout

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1.5 ozHallatter hops (bittering)
.5 Saazhops (finishing)
1 tspIrish moss
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Old 04-01-2010, 04:28 PM   #4
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Definietly blackberry wheat!

Here's an extract recipe that I've used before - note that I used way less blackberrys since they cost around 3.99/half pint when I did the recipe.

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How did that recipe turn out?
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Wheat beer seems like a good choice but sort of "normal" for fruit. I've always wanted to try a tart berry holiday ale. Spice it up a bit with cinnamon and clove and I bet you could make a hell of a brew. If you've got enough berries why not experiment!
that does sound interesting... I'm sure i'll end up with a freezer full of 'em so I might try that when i start putting together my winter brews
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How did that recipe turn out?

Turned out very well. Definitely a crowd pleaser. I think using the recommended amount of blackberries would be too much. Suggest cutting the amount blackberries in half. Then agian, I like fruit beers more subtle.
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Blackberry cider and blackberry wine.
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How does adding fruit at knockout compare to adding the fruit into a secondary as far as amount of fruit needed and impact on taste?
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Thanks to my complete lack of landscaping there are a couple acres here that are covered in briars and little white flowers that will be turning into blackberries soon.

SO... what beer should I put them in?
So far I'm thinking about a hefe and an american wheat...

any other ideas or recipes?
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what about a blackberry stout?


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