Revisiting Raspberry Wit

May 28, 2013 at 3:17 pm 2 comments

I managed to squeeze in a brewing session during this past holiday weekend and I wanted to make something light for the late days of summer. McMenamins Ruby is the first beer I think of when I picture having a beer in the hot summer sun and this recipe is the second attempt in my ongoing effort to brew a beer similar to that one.

For this batch I am lowering the amount of raspberries from three pounds to one. In the first batch I thought the berry flavor was overpowering.

Raspberry Wit

Batch Size
5 gallons

Steeping Grains
4 ozs flaked rice

6 lbs. Pilsen DME
6 lbs. Wheat DME

1.25 ozs Saaz hops @ 60 mins.
0.5 Saaz hops @ 5 mins.

1 Campden tablet
1 tsp. Irish moss @ 10 mins.
0.5 ozs bitter orange peel @ 5 mins.
0.5 ozs sweet orange peel @ 5 mins.
0.5 ozs crushed coriander @ 5 mins.
Juice from 1 lb raspberries added to secondary

WYeast 3944 Belgian Wit

OG: 1.050
FG: 1.010
ABV: 5.2%
SRM: 5
IBU: 4

BWB (Beers While Brewing)
Elysian Space Dust IPA
Ninkasi Vanilla Oatis Oatmeal Stout

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Brewsurfer  |  May 30, 2013 at 10:30 am

    Sounds good. My second beer I ever brewed was a rasberry Hefeweizen that turned out suprisingly good. It may be time to ressurect the recipe and work on it.

    • 2. Hop Dad  |  May 31, 2013 at 6:22 am

      Do it! Put that kettle on. And send the recipe over. I’ve tried making a decent hefe with huckleberries but haven’t had much success. I’ll try again later this year but not before I see how this raspberry wit turns out. Brewing berry beers can be tricky business.


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