Hi there. I am planning to brew a 5-gallon batch of Blackberry Stout, and I have a couple of questions. I never knew that I was so OCD until I tried to brew some beer.
Here we go:
BeerSmith gives my recipe an OG of 1.078, and an FG of 1.020. This however, is before the addition of 5lbs Blackberries, which I plan to do during Secondary fermentation. I hear each pound of Blackberries adds ~.007. Question 1: Should I add this resulting .035 to the OG? An OG of 1.113 sounds outrageously hard to pitch into.
The MrMalty Pitching Calculator recommends using 1 yeast packet in a 3.85L starter for an OG of 1.078. Will I need to repitch at all once I add the Blackberries? Am I reading too much into this? Just slap me.