« on: May 07, 2012, 09:36:17 AM »
Looking to brew up a raspberry wheat for my sister's wedding at her request. I've never brewed this style before (wheat beer +/- fruit) so I thought I'd kick this out for some pointers. I want more of an American Wheat style so will probably use a neutral yeast- will WLP001 work or does anyone have specific recommendations.
4lb white wheat
Hallertauer 1oz at 60min, .5oz at 20min
Is there any role for crystal malts in the style?
Then there is the issue of the raspberries. I've seen the vintners harvest cans which sounds easy enough. Buying fresh raspberries might turn this into quite the expensive brew. I'd plan on adding them to the secondary for 1-2 weeks. I am going for hints of raspberries NOT fermented raspberry juice so will 3lbs suffice for a 5.5 gallon batch?
Mash temp seems to be high in most recipes I've seen ~154F x 60min.
Wedding is in September and hoping to have 1-2 test runs prior to the final product.
I'm all ears on suggestions