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Old 05-20-2013, 09:28 PM   #1
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UNICORN PISS

This is a simple recipe, that turned out better than I had expected. The keg is nearly empty, after only being tapped for 15 days! It's a beer for wheat beer drinkers that are looking for something a little different. I did not have anyone that tasted it, that did not like it. The only thing I might change on a subsequent brew would be the IBU level. Shoot for 18-20IBU total.

I ended up not boiling off as much as I thought I would and ended up with almost 6gal after all fermentation.
I also did not calculate any additional fermentation from the puree. So for a true 5gal batch, you will have a slightly higher OG.
I wanted a beer with around 4.5%ABV, it would most likely be closer to 5%ABV if you brew more carefully than I do

5lbs White Wheat
4.5lbs US 2Row
.5lb Rye Malt
1lb Rice Hulls

Mash @ 154 for 1hr

Boil for 60min

.5oz Yakima Magnum @ 60 min (approx 22IBU)
Irish moss @ 15min (don't bother, it'll be hazy purple anyway)
1oz Willamette @ 5min (approx 3IBU)

Cool and pitch one rehydrated packet of Safale US-05

Primary ferment for 7 days at 65deg F.
Rack on top of one 3lb can of Blackberry Puree for an additional 7 to 14 days.

Keg or bottle as you prefer.



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Old 05-30-2013, 07:59 PM   #2
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Going to brew this on Saturday but going to use fresh blackberries instead. I'll let you know how it turns out.
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Old 05-31-2013, 05:41 PM   #3
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Awesome! I hope you like it as much as I did. Please let me know how it turns out for you.

 
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Old 06-24-2013, 04:26 PM   #4
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I brewed this a couple of weeks ago. Saturday my girlfriend and I went out and picked 3 lbs of blackberries from a few patches around our house. I pureed them, added some vodka and racked 5 gallons on top of it. I've never seen purple krausen before! I can't wait to see how this one comes out.

 
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Old 07-25-2013, 05:38 AM   #5
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I brewed this a couple of weeks ago. Saturday my girlfriend and I went out and picked 3 lbs of blackberries from a few patches around our house. I pureed them, added some vodka and racked 5 gallons on top of it. I've never seen purple krausen before! I can't wait to see how this one comes out.
Ok this has been tapped for a week now and I love it. It's very nicely balanced. Thanks for this great recipe!
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Old 07-26-2013, 02:05 PM   #6
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My pleasure! Glad someone else tried it, and thought it was good as well.

 
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Old 07-27-2013, 01:47 PM   #7
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What flavor did you get from the berries? We're picking some today and I'm interested in adding some to a beer like this. Thanks!

 
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Old 09-08-2013, 07:52 PM   #8
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What flavor did you get from the berries? We're picking some today and I'm interested in adding some to a beer like this. Thanks!
Sorry, I didn't see this question!

The blackberry flavor was really subtle, but it did add tartness.

 
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