Raspberry Wheat Recipe

My friend Heather, from Blendhappy.com is here visiting me for a couple of days.  As part of my duties as PDX Tour Guide, I’ve been showing her the beer culture of my lovely hometown.  We started making beer smoothies and I realized after she posted the first video I never posted the Raspberry Wheat Recipe that we featured in the video.  That being said, here it is:

Raspberry Wheat Recipe:

Recipe adapted from HomebrewExchange.net: Raspberry Wheat

Ingredients:

  • 3.3 lb Wheat Liquid Malt Extract
  • 1 lb Light Dry Malt Extract
  • 1 lb Malted Wheat
  • 1 oz German Hallertau Hops
  • 1 oz Mt. Hood Hops
  • American Yeast
  • 1 lb German Pislner
  • 1 lb Wheat Malted
  • 6lbs of raspberries from family friends
  • 1/4 tsp of Irish Moss

Instructions:

  1. Heat 3 galloons of water to 160F.
  2. Steep grains for 30 minutes.
  3. Remove grains and bring water to boil.
  4. Add malts and bring to boil again.
  5. Start hop schedule.  Add Mt. Hood Hops (60 minutes).
  6. At 30 minutes add German Hallertau Hops.
  7. At 15 minutes add Irish Moss.
  8. Chill wort and add water to top off to 5 gallons.
  9. Pitch yeast.
  10. Add raspberries.

Note: Raspberries might cause your beer to throw up!  (See image below)

Anyone else have this problem?  How do you make sure your beer doesn’t explode?

Homebrew Exchange – Bite Size Honey Wheat

A couple months ago my friend Lisa sent me a Living Social Deal to Homebrew Exchange.  Homebrew Exchange is a local Portland beer supply shop that I hadn’t been to yet and since you always need fresh ingredients to make beer I signed up right away.  I’ve been back twice and can honestly say it’s my new home brew supply shop.  Not only is it nearby but that staff there is super friendly and helpful.  Lisa and I went back to cash out our Living Social Deal and worked with AJ, the owner to create our own recipe.  Here it is: Bite Size Honey Wheat:

Ingredients:

  • 3.3 lb Wheat Liquid Malt Extract
  • 2 lb Light Dry Malt Extract
  • 12 oz Torrefied Wheat
  • 12 oz Crystal 12L Malt
  • 18 oz Honey
  • 1 oz Perle Hops
  • 1 oz Hallertau Hops
  • German Ale Yeast

Directions:

  1. Steep grains at 155*F for 30 minutes.
  2. Turn off heat and add malt extract.  Stir until dissolved.
  3. Turn heat back on and bring to boil.
  4. Boil for 60 minutes following hops schedule.
  5. Add honey.
  6. Cool wort to about 75*F.
  7. Pitch yeast.

Hops Schedule:

  • 1 oz Perle Hops (leaf, @60 min)
  • 0.5 oz Hallertau (pellet, @15 min)
  • 0.5 oz Hallertau (pellet, @1 min)

What do you love most about your homebrew shop?