raspberry ale - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > raspberry ale
Cool Brewing Giveaway - Supporting Membership Drive & Discount

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-08-2010, 02:05 AM   #1
bushmanj
Recipes 
 
Aug 2009
Michigan
Posts: 74


i brewed up a raspberry ale 3 weeks ago and i plan to rack onto some fruit this weekend and let it hang out for a week or so. how much fruit should i use? i want this thing to be explosive. thanks



 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2010, 05:26 PM   #2
Clonefarmer
Recipes 
 
May 2008
Springfield, MA
Posts: 1,329
Liked 6 Times on 6 Posts


About 1/2 pound per gallon will give you quite a bit of raspberry flavor.


__________________
"Just remember Scooty Puff Jr. sucks!"....Philip J. Fry

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2010, 05:32 PM   #3
cimirie
Recipes 
 
Feb 2009
Orlando, FL
Posts: 800
Liked 20 Times on 19 Posts


1/2 pound per gallon will give you some flavor, but I've always read/done 1 full pound per gallon. But when doing fruit beers, I want the fruit flavor to be forward of any other tastes. If you want something more subtle (think sam Adams cherry wheat - not neccessarily in terms of taste or style, but rather in flavor balance), than 1/2 pound should treat you well.
__________________
-----------------------------------------------
Quote:
Originally Posted by StuporMan View Post
You guys joke around with this all you want, but let me tell you something: I tried making my own beer one time and wound up with herpes!


Primary: Billy Corrigan Ale, malted cider experiment, Optimator clone
Secondary: Sorachi Ace IPA
Bottled: Dark Lord Clone Imperial Stout, Winter 2010 Spiced Ale Ambassador Brown Ale, Michigan Berry pLambic
Kegged: Old Woodward ESB, Strawberry Blonde
On Deck: Honey brown ale, dry stout

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2010, 05:33 PM   #4
starrfish
Recipes 
 
Oct 2008
Florence, SC
Posts: 1,979
Liked 31 Times on 26 Posts


I use 4lbs grocery store frozen raspberries in 5 gallons for my raspberry pale ale.
steeped last few minutes of boil to sanitize, and add those berries to primary.

Gives a nice prominent raspberry. crowd favorite.
on deck for brewing an all grain version in june.

Can post my extract recipe when I get home.
__________________
Yankee Sand Flea on a Southern Beach.

“Son, you are a walking violation of the laws of nature, but you’re lucky, we don't enforce them laws.”

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2010, 12:08 AM   #5
breez7
Recipes 
 
Mar 2010
NE OH
Posts: 312
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


the raspberry extract actually is pretty true to flavor. (unlike some other flavors) could try that if you dont want to use the fruit, might be cheaper.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2010, 01:10 AM   #6
dunnright00
Recipes 
 
Aug 2009
San Diego
Posts: 1,448
Liked 23 Times on 21 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by breez7 View Post
the raspberry extract actually is pretty true to flavor. (unlike some other flavors) could try that if you dont want to use the fruit, might be cheaper.
..and less chance of infection.
__________________
Caspean Ales and Cider

“There is an ancient Celtic axiom that says, ‘Good People Drink Good Beer.’ Which is true, then as it is now. Just look around you in a public barroom and you will quickly see: Bad People Drink Bad Beer. Think about it.”
-- Hunter S. Thompson,

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2010, 01:11 AM   #7
starrfish
Recipes 
 
Oct 2008
Florence, SC
Posts: 1,979
Liked 31 Times on 26 Posts


here's my recipe

3.3lb can edme light liquid malt extract
3lb munton & fison light dry malt extract
1/2lb 20 lvb crystal malt crushed and steeped in grain bag until water comes to boil
1oz fuggles (4.5% aa) boil 60 min
1oz tettnang (3.8% aa) boil 60 min
Irish Moss Last 15min of boil
1/2 fuggles last 1 min of boil
4lbs frozen raspberries steeped last 15min (after fuggles) Boil -140° then chill to pitching temp. add steeped berries to fermenter.

Fermented with slurry from previous batch (Wyeast London ESB Yeast) ESB Yeast leaves a nice amount of malt to stand up next to raspberry tartness.

will be doing an all grain version this summer... june or july.
OG:1.052
FG:1.012

5.25% ABV
__________________
Yankee Sand Flea on a Southern Beach.

“Son, you are a walking violation of the laws of nature, but you’re lucky, we don't enforce them laws.”


 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2010, 01:46 AM   #8
GRHunter
Recipes 
 
Jan 2010
Michigan
Posts: 564
Liked 11 Times on 11 Posts


Extract is much cheaper and much easier, but it has an artificial taste to it. I just did a raspberry ale and I used 4 pounds of frozen raspberries. I pureed and then pasteurized the raspberries at 170 for 15 minutes. After that I dumped them into my secondary and then racked my ale. They have another week in the secondary and then 3 more weeks in the bottle before I'll know how I did.
__________________
Brewing beer is a fun and rewarding hobby. When you do good, you get beer. When you do bad, you get beer.
It's a lot like recreation league softball.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2010, 04:42 AM   #9
starrfish
Recipes 
 
Oct 2008
Florence, SC
Posts: 1,979
Liked 31 Times on 26 Posts


I only use fresh/frozen or canned fruits never liked the extract fruit. I've sanitized 2 ways adding fruit to end of boil and steeping for 15min or by making a puree and adding campden tablets over night in fridge and adding to post fermentation (like secondary but in primary for a week to 10 days... haven't had a problem with either method.

did both on my strawberry wheat 5lbs steep 5lbs post fermentation.
__________________
Yankee Sand Flea on a Southern Beach.

“Son, you are a walking violation of the laws of nature, but you’re lucky, we don't enforce them laws.”

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2010, 07:09 PM   #10
bushmanj
Recipes 
 
Aug 2009
Michigan
Posts: 74

thanks for your replies guys. i wouldnt imagine a sanitation issue if they were frozen right? also i was concidering a light dry hop with an ounce or so of cascades to give a fruity note



 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Raspberry Ale SteveM Recipes/Ingredients 48 09-19-2013 09:58 PM
Raspberry Ale? [email protected] All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11 09-28-2010 12:09 AM
Raspberry Jam tobrew Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 5 02-03-2010 05:45 AM
Raspberry Ale Cheeto Specialty, Fruit, Historical, Other Homebrew Recipes 0 05-15-2008 03:13 AM
raspberry ale klcramer General Techniques 7 10-17-2006 04:13 PM


Forum Jump