Strawberry blond is a surprise hit - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Recipes/Ingredients > Strawberry blond is a surprise hit

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-31-2008, 12:44 PM   #1
g_rath
Recipes 
 
Sep 2007
Maine, Portland and Beyond.
Posts: 356
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts



So I have taken a few bottles of a strawberry blond that I made to the last two parties that I have gone to. I only brought a few thinking that it was going to be more of a novelty beer. It has gone over so well. My friends wife (who doesnít like beer very much) wants to pay me to make her a full batch of it. Even a lot of the guys liked it, and itís really easy to do.
Props do have to be given to the base recipe creator, cant have a good beer with out a good base.
If any one wants to here is what I did:

Make BMís Centennial Blonde
Omit the late addition hops
Add 6# thawed, pasteurized strawberries to the secondary fermenter. I got these at the local wholesale club.
__________________
Melancholy Dog Brewery

Planed: more cider.
Primary: empty
Secondary:Dry hopped amber ale, Does Equis clone.
Keged:Pumpkin spice, wizen.
Bottled: Hard cider, Oaked bourbon vanilla cider, Vanilla Porter.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2008, 02:45 PM   #2
david_42
 
david_42's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Oct 2005
Oak Grove, Oregon, USA
Posts: 25,597
Liked 155 Times on 145 Posts


Strawberry beers can be a real challenge. The flavor has to be balanced with some sweetness. Sounds like you hit it first try.
__________________
Remember one unassailable statistic, as explained by the late, great George Carlin: "Just think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are even stupider!"

"I would like to die on Mars, just not on impact." Elon Musk

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2008, 03:41 PM   #3
Ridemywideglide
 
Ridemywideglide's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Oct 2007
Montrose, CO
Posts: 262
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by g_rath View Post
So I have taken a few bottles of a strawberry blond that I made to the last two parties that I have gone to. I only brought a few thinking that it was going to be more of a novelty beer. It has gone over so well. My friends wife (who doesnít like beer very much) wants to pay me to make her a full batch of it. Even a lot of the guys liked it, and itís really easy to do.
Props do have to be given to the base recipe creator, cant have a good beer with out a good base.
If any one wants to here is what I did:

Make BMís Centennial Blonde
Omit the late addition hops
Add 6# thawed, pasteurized strawberries to the secondary fermenter. I got these at the local wholesale club.

6#'s of berries for a 5.5 or 11g batch? I'm looking at a 5.5g batch but that sounds like alot of strawberries.
__________________
Heirate nie eine hšssliche Frau, saugt es das richtige Leben aus dir.

Primary:

Secondary:

Keg: 1554 Clone (attempt #2)

On deck: BM's Centennial Blonde

Bottled: Nada damn thing... :)

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2008, 03:48 PM   #4
Laurel
 
Laurel's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2008
Seattle, WA
Posts: 1,499
Liked 11 Times on 9 Posts


Generally it's 1.25lbs of fruit per gallon of beer. I have 6lbs of blended nectarines going into primary for a blonde.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2008, 04:34 PM   #5
Ridemywideglide
 
Ridemywideglide's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Oct 2007
Montrose, CO
Posts: 262
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


Sounds goood.. I'll be making this one next weekend.
__________________
Heirate nie eine hšssliche Frau, saugt es das richtige Leben aus dir.

Primary:

Secondary:

Keg: 1554 Clone (attempt #2)

On deck: BM's Centennial Blonde

Bottled: Nada damn thing... :)

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2008, 08:07 PM   #6
g_rath
Recipes 
 
Sep 2007
Maine, Portland and Beyond.
Posts: 356
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


The amount of fruit you are going to use is going to be different depending on what the fruit is, and how strong the taste it and how strong you want the taste to be. I had a very precise method to determine the amount of strawberries I used, it came in a 6# bag and I didnít want any leftovers. It was a 5.5gal batch and yes it is dominated by strawberry flavor. But it turned out good.
__________________
Melancholy Dog Brewery

Planed: more cider.
Primary: empty
Secondary:Dry hopped amber ale, Does Equis clone.
Keged:Pumpkin spice, wizen.
Bottled: Hard cider, Oaked bourbon vanilla cider, Vanilla Porter.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2008, 11:27 PM   #7
Brett3rThanU
Recipes 
 
Jan 2008
Houston, TX
Posts: 577
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts


My Strawberry Blonde is in the primary right now. You simply let the strawberries thaw out, then dumped them in the secondary and racked on top? You didn't pasteurize them yourself?


 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2008, 11:52 PM   #8
Jilaman
Recipes 
 
Apr 2008
San Antonio, TX
Posts: 147

commercial bought frozen strawberries should already be pasteurized. Check the label it should say they are pasteurized.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2008, 12:42 AM   #9
g_rath
Recipes 
 
Sep 2007
Maine, Portland and Beyond.
Posts: 356
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


I did pasteurize them before I tossed them in. I put them into a big pot with a little water and let them thaw and heat up. Once they got soft I mashed them up a bit for good measure. Just a FYI if you use all 6# it added about another gallon to the volume. Because I didn’t have another 6 gal fermenter I just added them to the primary bucket.
__________________
Melancholy Dog Brewery

Planed: more cider.
Primary: empty
Secondary:Dry hopped amber ale, Does Equis clone.
Keged:Pumpkin spice, wizen.
Bottled: Hard cider, Oaked bourbon vanilla cider, Vanilla Porter.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2008, 06:34 PM   #10
Brett3rThanU
Recipes 
 
Jan 2008
Houston, TX
Posts: 577
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by g_rath View Post
I did pasteurize them before I tossed them in. I put them into a big pot with a little water and let them thaw and heat up. Once they got soft I mashed them up a bit for good measure. Just a FYI if you use all 6# it added about another gallon to the volume. Because I didnít have another 6 gal fermenter I just added them to the primary bucket.
I've only got 5 gallon secondaries, so adding them to the primary may be my best bet. How did you do that without splashing?

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fruit Beer Strawberry Alarm Clock v3.0 (Strawberry Blonde) weirdboy Specialty, Fruit, Historical, Other Homebrew Recipes 233 09-07-2016 01:16 AM
Strawberry Blond Recipe ideas (intergalactic only) SkylerChaBro Recipes/Ingredients 10 04-30-2009 09:22 AM
Help with strawberry version of BierMuncherís blond g_rath Recipes/Ingredients 2 07-02-2008 04:37 PM
petes wicked strawberry blond sturdy begger brewers Recipes/Ingredients 4 10-01-2007 04:01 PM
Strawberry Blond is Cloudy jayhoz General Techniques 22 06-27-2007 06:29 PM


Forum Jump