I'm looking to the forums for some help. I brewed a Raspberry wheat for a wine mixer. I'm not a fan of wine, wanted to bring some beer, but also wanted to stay in the spirit of things.
The beer turned out okay. Good raspberry flavor, a little tart (which is fine with me), but it was lacking in body. The beer turned out really clear. I was looking for a thick wheat body with raspberry flavor and it was as clear as a raspberry lager and tasted watered down.
Here is the recipe. All Grain 5 Gallons
5 lbs. Rahr White Wheat Malt
5 lbs. Rahr Premium Pilsner
Mash 152 for 60 minutes
1 oz. Hersbrucker (60 Min)
Primary - 10 days at around 72
Secondary - 10 days at around 72 on 3 lbs. of frozen raspberries that were thawed and dumped in
Keg - Carbed 34 psi for 36 hours, then 12 psi for 7 days. Kegerator stays at 37 degrees.
When I searched online I saw that others had similar problems with wheat beers being clear but most of the posts were a result of prolonged time in storage. This beer was less then 30 days old and was fairly clear after 20 days.
I'm still pounding it back, but I would like to give it more body.