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Old 07-02-2008, 02:27 AM   #1
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trying to make a rhubarb beer for a for a friend ( having never had rhubarb myself i looked up the flavor profile online)

i figured i would use the sour from the rhubarb and add some sweet strawberry & lactose




3.3 lb light malt extract
2lb dry wheat extract
4lb strawberries
4lb rhubarb
1 1/2 cup lactose
1oz hops 45 min boil ( what kind?)
1/2oz finishing hops( what kind?)
1tbsp Irish moss


not sure on the yeast probably just a clean finish ale yeast

not sure when to add the fruit if i boil it i would need pectic maybe last 5min of the boil then put in primary ?

or maybe boil half for 30min and add half to secondary

 
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Old 07-02-2008, 02:30 AM   #2
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be careful with the rhubarb especially if it is fresh. The leaves are poisonus, and the roots are a natural laxative (very strong) the only part you can eat is the stems, and they are best when they turn slightly red. Additionally 4 lbs of rhubarb is a lot, you may want to make a "Rhubarb Pie" filling and add that to the boil at 5 minutes left.
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Old 07-02-2008, 02:37 AM   #3
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k i will look up the pie filling i am planning on getting the rhubarb from a farmers market since i don't have my own and my friend lives 3 hours away
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Old 07-02-2008, 02:37 PM   #4
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Brilliant! You just gave me a great idea for my father in law. He LOVES strawberry rhubarb pie but isn't a big drinker. However he tried my first scottish ale and said it was outstanding which shocked the hell out of me. I'd love to figure out a recipe he'd like and print up some labels to apply.

I just bought the ingredients for a fruit wheat brew. Would a strawberry rhubarb wheat work?

 
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Old 07-02-2008, 04:49 PM   #5
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I'd stick with the more earthy or spicy hops: EKG, Fuggles, Hallertauer, Liberty, etc. Stay away from citrus hops. Shoot for 10-12 IBU, anything more and you'll overwhelm the fruit.

Yeast, a neutral or a wheat.
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Old 07-02-2008, 05:01 PM   #6
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I think I brought this up in the wine section for someone but Luc, a dutch winemake who posts on www.winemakingtalk.com does a great writeup about rhubarb and it's acidity in his wine blog. It may be of use to you... Scroll down for english...
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Old 07-02-2008, 05:02 PM   #7
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If you add any of the fruit into the boil, make sure you have a big strainer to get it out before the primary.
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Old 07-02-2008, 09:34 PM   #8
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in terms of rhubarb pie, the filling is mostly sugar, you don't need a lot of rhubarb. Do you have nutritional details on rhubarb so you can estimate the amount of fermentables that it will contribute.
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Old 07-02-2008, 10:46 PM   #9
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i will read the write up and look up the sugar in rhubarb i heard it's alot stronger then the strawberries so i think i will do 4lb to 2 lb

how much sugar would ferment if you put chopped fruit into the secondary and witch would bring out more fruit flavor 5 min boil or secondary ferment
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Old 07-02-2008, 10:56 PM   #10
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i read the write up on rhubarb and i'm wondering how the flavor changes if your remove the acid from the rhubarb juice

i will definitely look into freezing the rhubarb and pressing it i assume i can get some rhubarb from the farmers market this weekend
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