Originally Posted by ayupbrewing
why all the different bittering hops in this? can you still taste the raspberries with this even though all those hops espectially the late additions? and also why all the specialty grains? It seems as though some are there for the same reasons?? Any ideas? Thanks
Q: Why the hops in the recipe?
A: It is only 0.75 oz of bittering hops, and 0.35 oz of late additions, which isn't that much. Also, the beer has 1 lb of light crystal, which leaves residual sweetness that needs some bitterness to balance. Why the variety of hops? Well, that's what I had left over, honestly.
Q: Why all the specialty grains?
A: Well, first disclaimer is that this was one of my first beers I made. "Why add plain grain when I can add specialty,awesome tasting grain?," I imagine I thought to myself. Malted oats for head retention. Belgian aromatic because it's a Belgian and I wanted it to smell like one even with the raspberry. Special B because I love the flavor, but in hindsight it does not go well with the raspberry. Vienna for the flavor and red color. Light crystal for residual sweetness. Small grain bill is supplemented by the honey and candi sugar.