Well I posted this in the recipes board but that seems to be a very quiet place... like someone is hunting wabbits or something... So I thought since I am new to this and just brewed my 3rd extract batch I was safe. Any input will be greatly appreciated.
I am a learning newb and so far have only done extract brews. A distant family member offered to "sell" me her chest freezer to turn into a kegerator in exchange for a couple small batches of beer. First out she wants a Blackberry beer. I have read on here Wit's are good for a blackberry. I found a few ALL extract and a few AG and a couple funky looking PM's. So I kinda took the info from all the recipes I saw and threw a bit of my own together. Seeing as I am newb this may be a horrible recipe and would like some input from those who know better than I do.
Partial Mash Blackberry Wit
Brew Size 2 gallons
OG = 1.055
1 lb. 8 oz. Wheat DME
1 lb. Flaked Oats
1 lb. White Wheat Malt
8 oz. Carapils
.50 oz Hallertaur boil 60 mins
3-4 lbs Blackberries
US-05 Yeast (comes from the Blue Moon thread)
I would add the blackberries to secondary for one week after primary fermentation is complete.
I wouldn't use US-05 for a Wit. Try Wyeast 3944 or similar.
Beyond that, the recipe looks good, but I would leave the beer on the blackberries for longer than a week, maybe 3.
Thanks for the input. Thanks for letting me the recipe as a whoe looks good. The only reason I chose US-05 for the yeast was because of the Blue Moon clone thread that seemed to point to a us-05 type yeast insyead of the the useual you would use for a wit..... something to think about for me thats for sure. Thanks!