Sunday, May 09, 2010

Red Razzleberry Stout

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY! My present to my mom is home brewing at home while she is out playing golf. She isn't a fan of the smell and I'm not a fan of golf. So this works out well.

I've started working on my 4th of July brews for the family reunion. I'm doing a Red, White and Blue theme. Today is Red Razzleberry Stout, adapted from Aaron's Above the Rest Homebrewing website.

  • 7 lbs of liquid amber malt extract
  • 1 lb of crystal mat (120L)
  • 1/4 lb of H.B. Britsh chocolate malt
  • 1/4 lb of black patent malt
  • 4 lbs of organic frozen raspberries (donated by my Aunt Kirstie)
  • 1 tsp of irish moss
  • 1 tsp of gypsum
  • 2 oz of Northern Brewer hops
  • 1 package of Irish Ale yeast
  1. Steep grains for 30 minutes in 3 gallons of water at 155 degrees F.
  2. Remove grains, add gypsum.
  3. Add liquid malt and bring to boil.
  4. Add 1.5 oz of Northern Hops for 55 minutes.
  5. At 30 minute mark - add irish moss.
  6. Add .5 oz of Northern Hops for last 5 minutes.
  7. Chill wort. Add raspberries and yeast.
  8. Ferment 5-7 days.
  9. Move to secondary and ferment for an additional 5-7 days.
  10. Bottle / keg and enjoy.
Know another get raspberry or stout recipe?


Brother Barley said...

Your Mom isn't a fan of the smell of homebrewing? I think you need a new roommate...

Interesting recipe. I usually steer clear of "fruit beers", but if the fruit is incorporated well, they can be complex, highly drinkable brews. Looking forward to hearing a tasting note on this one!

You had asked before for some suggestions of breweries you could review. I'd love to hear some details about Amnesia, Roots, and Double Mountain. Those are three that I absolutely can't get in my neck of the woods and I've heard great things about their offerings.

Keep up the good work!

gpennington said...

I don't know whether you do any all-grain but here's a great stout recipe I just brewed that's a Deschutes Obsidian Stout clone:

OG: 1.067
FG: 1.017-1.020
IBU: 73
Color: 48 SRM
Boil Time: 90 minutes
Pre-Boil volume: 7 gal
Pre-Boil Gravity: (1048)
ABV: 6.4%

11.9 lb (5.4 kg) American Two-Row
1.43 lb (650 g) Black patent malt
1.1 lb (500 g) Crystal 80
0.66 lb (300g) Carapils Dextrine Malt
0.66 lb (300g) Light Munich malt
0.66 lb (300g) Wheat malt
0.11 lb (50g) Roasted Barley malt

1 oz (30 g) Galena 13% AA, 90 min
1 oz (30 g) Willamette 5% AA, 30min
1 oz (30 g) N. Brewer 9% AA, 5min

1 tsp Gypsum in boil

Mash Temp: 149F-150F, Boil Time 90min

WLP002 English Ale yeast
Ferment Temp: 65 F (18 C)

Aaron said...

Walking Man's cherry chocolate stout is one of the best beers on the planet.

Jenna said...

Brother Barley - Haha! Hopefully this fall I'll be out of there. It's a good arrangement right now, but I do need to grow up at some point. I think fruit beers are the umbrella drinks of hard liquor! Give me like a month and I'll let you know how it tastes. I've been to Amnesia, Roots and Double Mountain but I'll definitely writing about them soon. What are the laws on shipping beer?

Jenna said...

gpennington - How did you find my blog? Thanks for the Deschutes Clone. I'll have to give it a try soon-ish. I've got a list of beers I'm trying to get done before 4th of July so this might have to wait until the fall. Will keep you posted though.

Jenna said...

Aaron - Might have to go for a hike in Washington now to try that beer. Roadtrip?

gpennington said...

I found your link from the Apparent Attenuation blog. I tend to surf a bunch of beer blogs over lunch and the stout reference caught my eye since I had just brewed a stout over the weekend.


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Jenna said...

Oh cool! What other blogs do you follow? What kind of Stout did you brew?

gpennington said...

The recipe for the stout I brewed is posted above. (How soon they forget! :-) )

A few of the beer blogs I follow are:

Happy reading!

Jenna said...

@gpennington - I must be loosing my mind! Do you blog yourself? Thanks for the list! I'll update my beer blog roll now.

Aaron said...

You can ship your beer anywhere, but just wrap it up so it doesn't break. I'm definitely down to go to walking man's brewery and poke around!THANKS FOR READING MY BLOG GPENNINGTON!!!