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Old 11-14-2012, 06:10 PM   #11
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I'm very interested to hear how this turned out. I just recently bought a Raspberry Wheat recipe for the wife and she loves Strawberries.
Ill report my final diagnosis once it's done!

 
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:57 AM   #12
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Well, it is bottled and instead of using the dextrose from the brew store I decided to go with brown sugar, I figured it would give me a interesting after taste and I feel like it would compliment it nicely.

 
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:31 AM   #13
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How much brown sugar did you use?
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:22 PM   #14
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How much brown sugar did you use?
I researched a bit before hand and everything kept saying 2/3 cup for 5 gallons instead of 3/4 cup. I always heard that its difficult to get an accurate reading of brown sugar due to it being thicker and what not. So I smashed it down as much as I could to try to be as accurate as possible.

 
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Old 11-22-2012, 11:23 AM   #15
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With a scale you can more accurately measure sugar. If you don't have one you might want to put it on your Christmas wish list. If you use a scale, you don't have to clean the measuring cups. Just put your sauce pan on the scale, tare it, and measure the sugar. Less cleaning and more accurate, it's a win-win!
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Old 11-28-2012, 02:45 AM   #16
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My Strawberry hefeweizen is done and carbonated, it's a little to sweet tasting IMO so I'm going to let them age for a little while in the bottles to mellow out a bit. However, I am very happy with this brew.
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Old 11-28-2012, 02:59 AM   #17
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awesome dude. i'm think about making one for my wife.

 
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Old 11-28-2012, 04:27 AM   #18
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My strawberry blonde came out delicious, it used 8#'s of Strawberries.

Honestly it took a long time for it to be drinkable, or atleast taste like strawberries.

After kegging and trying the first few pints, it was so tart it tasted more like a grapefruit beer.
Now 4-6 weeks later its really getting good. I cant drink much of it though since its for a party

 
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Old 11-28-2012, 06:25 AM   #19
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My strawberry blonde came out delicious, it used 8#'s of Strawberries.

Honestly it took a long time for it to be drinkable, or atleast taste like strawberries.

After kegging and trying the first few pints, it was so tart it tasted more like a grapefruit beer.
Now 4-6 weeks later its really getting good. I cant drink much of it though since its for a party
Did you use frozen or fresh berries?i went with 6#s of frozen strawberries, after boiling in a cup of water and cooling for a couple hours, I added them to my carboy and then I transferred the brew from my primary onto the berries in my secondary and let it sit for about 3 1/2 weeks.I also primed them with brown sugar when I bottled and I can definitely tell that it made a differences

I can't wait to see how it tastes mellowed out!

 
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Old 01-04-2013, 02:23 AM   #20
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Welp, this brew did NOT turn out like I was hoping for at all. The flavoring is kind of weird. It doesn't have much of a beer taste at all and has a lot of carbonation(seems like a lot more than it should have). It has a nice white head with a tint of red and is hazy reddish/light brown in color. I'm bummed about it.

 
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