This was my second go at a red raspberry, and once again I'm very pleased with the results. I believe this will be one of the strongest wheat beers you will ever have, as it is near 6.9% ABV. But because of all the added puree, it is full of flavor and still well balanced. Definitely not your average "grass cuttin" beer!
|Beer:||Red Razz||Style:||American Wheat|
|Type:||Extract w/grain||Size:||5.0 gallons|
|Alcohol:||6.2% v/v (4.9% w/w)|
|Grain:||1 lb. Flaked wheat|
|Steep:||Steep flaked wheat until boil.|
|Boil:||60 minutes||SG 1.113||3.0 gallons|
|6.6 lb. Light malt extract
1 lb. Light dry malt extract
1 lb. Wheat extract
|Note that the LME is really liquid wheat malt extract.|
|Hops:||2 oz. Hallertauer (4.2% AA, 60 min.)
.5 oz. Hallertauer (aroma)
|Yeast:||Liquid WLP320 American Hefe Weizen|
|Log:||6/04/06 Brewed, Note that I added four pounds of red raspberry puree into the fermenter prior to the yeast. I purchased this sealed bag from my grocer's (Giant Eagle) bakery.
6/18/06 Bottled 50 12 oz, also added 5 oz of raspberry flavoring.
OG was 1072 prior to addition of puree. FG read 1030, but my other batch using the same yeast without puree read FG 1020. I think the real FG was 1020, but because I added the 4 lbs of puree it raised the gravity level and the wort could only absorb so much.
Anyway, I would say the OG was 1072 & FG was closer to 1020, which equates to 6.9% ABV.
|Carbonation:||5 oz priming sugar, which probs wasn't even necessary with all the sugars still in the wort.|
|Tasting:||Great raspberry color, aroma, and taste, with a big kick.|
Recipe posted 06/27/06.