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danas #2. blueberry wheat

Postby nico soze on Tue Jul 26, 2011 9:16 am

Working on danas second recipe. Any thoughts?

3lb wheat dme
3lb pilsen dme
1lb flakes wheat
1 lb wheat malt.
2 oz hallertau (should I go American?) 60 min
4 lb frozen crushed blueberries at burnout
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I'll do my own lazy man half ass partial mash. ( steep grains in 2-5 qts,water, then hang the grain bag off the side of the kettle, and slowly "rinse" grains with 180f water as I fill the kettle)
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Re: danas #2. blueberry wheat

Postby bwarbiany on Tue Jul 26, 2011 10:02 am

Note that Wheat DME is typically a mix between wheat and pale or pils malt (depending on brand).

Briess, for example, is 65% wheat, 35% barley, which I assume to be pale malt as it's not specified as pils.
http://www.brewingwithbriess.com/Assets ... eatDME.pdf

It's suggested here (and I've seen it elsewhere) that Munton's is 55% / 45%:
http://ebrew.com/dried_malt_extract/wheat.htm

So be aware of that in the process of recipe formulation so you get the right proportions.

Second, the blueberries are best to add in secondary (or, if you don't do a secondary, as I don't, add them to primary *after* the bulk of fermentation is complete). You don't want the fermentation activity to scrub out the blueberry aroma.

I particularly like the ease of use of the Oregon fruit puree's. I've done beers with raspberry & blackberry, and my bro-in-law Dustin did one with blueberry. All came out pretty well, with the blueberry actually probably being the best. YMMV:
http://www.oregonfruit.com/of.pl?pg=cp

You can buy the purees at a number of homebrew stores (I think AHP can probably order it if he doesn't carry it standard), and they're canned "aseptic", so without any nasty bugs/bacteria, so you don't have to worry about sterilizing the puree as you might with 4# of raw blueberries.

Finally, blueberry is a relatively light flavor. If you use the entire 3# can of the puree, that in itself will give you a noticeable but not an overwhelming amount of blueberry in an American wheat. So don't be scared to dump in the entire can.
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Re: danas #2. blueberry wheat

Postby dhempy on Wed Jul 27, 2011 7:55 am

+1 for the Oregon products .. I particularly like the Raspberry!

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Re: danas #2. blueberry wheat

Postby backyard brewer on Wed Jul 27, 2011 10:01 am

Brad's advice is all spot-on.

The only thing I'd add is that while wheat malt will self-convert it a pound of 6-row (or 2-row) will help it along much quicker. I wouldn't use the flaked wheat since you'll be mini-mashing real wheat, use the pound of 6-row in its place.
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