Originally Posted by giraffeman
OK I'm new to using beerSmith2 anyone know how to add fresh/frozen fruit (raspberry) as a ingredient? All I get is the extract
Raspberries will not affect you ABV% to any significant degree, because of their Brix content.
In other words, they have some sugar, but they also have enough water, that it's not going to increase the strength of your beer. It's as if you are adding more sugar, and diluting, simultaneously. Just don't worry about it.
That being said I think you can add fruit somewhere in the program...check the beersmith forum, this is what I did. There's a simple way to download extra ingredients lists directly from the program itself. Not sure if raspberries are available as an ingredient...but again, it would not affect ABV%, and the color contribution couldn't be accurately gauged since this is highly variable between raspberries...so there is no point in bothering with it.