BJCP Style: 29C - Specialty Fruit Beer
Specialty Fruit is a fruit beer with an alternate sugar. For this one I'm doing molasses in the late boil and a berry blend after primary fermentation is mostly finished.
- 2022-5-17: Brewday
- Malts: Pilsner base, Black barley, c120
- Other fermentables: Molasses, berry blend (black/blue/straw)
- Hop: Nugget
- Yeast: Verdant (London III/Boddington's)
- OG: 14.2 (pre fruit)
Heated up for mash
Floor Manager Steve
OG higher than expected but still in range for the base American Stout style
Away we go..
2022-5-19 (+2): Berry mix going in
I decided to omit the strawberries. Not what I was going for and they would add extra bulk. Turned out just the blackberries and blueberries were just about what I had intended which was 1kg of berries.
Bringing to a boil
What was left after straining the seeds and other gunk: 1.1L of fruit puree
Brought the fermenter volume up to 26L
Really weird doing a refractometer reading on t h i c c c fruit goop but after tasting it's probably pretty close; I was surprised there was not a lot of sweetness, but hopefully the berry goop will add some nice flavor to the final product.