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Raya's Raspberry Wheat

This is an extract raspberry wheat, and the first recipe I've formulated on my own, so I'm trying to keep things simple. Since fruity wheats seem to mellow with age, I hope this will be in prime condition by mid-spring, where it will be most enjoyable to drink.

Brewer: Scotty Brewbuck Email:
Beer: Raya's Raspberry Wheat Style: American Wheat
Type: Extract w/grain Size: 5 gallons
15 HCU (~9 SRM)
Bitterness: 16 IBU
OG: 1.057 FG: 1.015
Alcohol: 5.4% v/v (4.2% w/w)
Water: Will use mineral water, not distilled.
Grain: 8 oz. Dextrine malt (Cara-Pils)
1 lb. 4 oz. American crystal 20L
Steep: 30 minutes steep in grain bag at 155 F
Boil: 60 minutes SG 1.047 6 gallons
1 lb. Light malt extract
6 lb. Wheat extract
Hops: 0.5 oz. Saaz (3.75% AA, 60 min.)
0.5 oz. Tettnanger (4.5% AA, 60 min.)
0.25 oz. Saaz (3.75% AA, 15 min.)
Yeast: Wyeast #1056 or #3056. Or, possibly experiment with a Hefe yeast.
Log: Add 5 pounds of frozen raspberries in bottom of secondary before racking.
Carbonation: Will be force-carbonated in my new Corny keg system. Shooting for a higher level of carbonation, perhaps 2.8 volumes.

Recipe posted 03/14/05.