Girls & Boysenberries Beer

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We picked the name girls and boysenberries for one simple reason -- This beer is for all to enjoy. That, and the name girls and man-berries reminded us too much of some 80's flick you didn't want your parents to find under your bed. Joking aside, this is one fantastic beer with such delectable fruity delights it's hard to imagine having lived your life without it.

RECIPE INCLUDES:

  • 1 Can Canadian Blonde Brewing Extract
  • 1 Can Classic American Light Brewing Extract
  • 2 Packets Dry Brewing Yeast (under lid of Brewing Extracts)
  • 1 Can Oregon Boysenberries in Light Syrup
  • 2 Packets No-Rinse Cleanser

Additional Information


  • OG: 1.067 (approx.) -- FG: 1.016 (approx.)
  • Flavor: Fruity
  • ABV (alc/vol): 6.8%
  • SRM (Color): 4
  • IBU (Bitterness): 24
  • BJCP Style: 29. Fruit Beer - 29B. Fruit and Spice Beer

Ferme­ntation

Carbo­nation

Bottle Condi­tioning

Total Brew­ing Time

3 Weeks 3 Weeks 2 - 4 Weeks = 2 - 3 Months

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Girls & Boysenberries Beer Instructions

RECIPE INCLUDES:

  • 1 Can Canadian Blonde Brewing Extract
  • 1 Can Classic American Light Brewing Extract
  • 2 Packets Dry Brewing Yeast (under lid of Brewing Extracts)
  • 1 Can Oregon Boysenberries in Light Syrup
  • 2 Packets No-Rinse Cleanser

Additional Information


  • OG: 1.067 (approx.) -- FG: 1.016 (approx.)
  • Flavor: Fruity
  • ABV (alc/vol): 6.8%
  • SRM (Color): 4
  • IBU (Bitterness): 24
  • BJCP Style: 29. Fruit Beer - 29B. Fruit and Spice Beer

Ferme­ntation

Carbo­nation

Bottle Condi­tioning

Total Brew­ing Time

3 Weeks 3 Weeks 2 - 4 Weeks = 2 - 3 Months

 

 

STEP 1: SANITIZING

Follow the steps outlined in your Mr. Beer Kit Instructions. (You can find a copy of these instructions to download by visiting our help desk.)

NOTE: BE SURE TO SANITIZE EVERYTHING THAT WILL COME INTO CONTACT WITH YOUR BEER. 

 

STEP 2: BREWING

Brewing beer is the process of combining a starch source (in our case, a malt brewing extract) with yeast. Once combined the yeasts eats the sugars in the starch, producing alcohol and carbon dioxide (CO2). This process is called fermentation.

  1. Remove the yeast packet from under the lids of the cans of Brewing Extract, and then place the unopened cans in hot tap water.
  2. Using the sanitized measuring cup, pour 4 cups of water into your clean 3-quart or lager pot. Bring water to a boil, then remove from heat.
  3. Open the cans of Brewing Extract and pour the contents into the hot mixture . Stir until thoroughly mixed. This mixture of unfermented beer is called wort.
  4. Fill keg with cold tap water to the 4-quart mark on the back.
  5. Pour the wort into the keg, and then bring the volume of the keg to the 8.5-quart mark by adding more cold water. Stir vigorously with the spoon or whisk.
  6. Sprinkle both packets of yeast into keg, then screw on lid. Do not stir.
  7. Put your keg in a location with a consistent temperature between 68°and 76°F (20°-24°C), ideally about 69°F and out of direct sunlight. Ferment for 14 days.
  8. After approximately 24 hours, you will be able to see the fermentation process happening by shining a flashlight into the keg. You'll see the yeast in action in the wort. The liquid will be opaque and milky, you will see bubbles rising in the liquid, and there will be bubbles on the surface. 
  9. At the 1 week mark, in your sanitized blender, purée the fruit with the syrup, open the lid of the fermenter, gently pour in the puréed fruit so the wort is as still as possible. Tighten the lid back on. Do not stir.

Your fermentation will usually reach its peak in 2 to 5 days (this is also known as “high krausen”). You may see a layer of foam on top of the wort, and sediment will accumulate at the bottom of the fermenter. This is totally normal. Complete fermentation will take approximately 2 weeks.

After high krausen the foam and activity will subside and your batch will appear to be dormant. Your beer is still fermenting. The yeast is still at work slowly finishing the fermentation process. 

 

Step 3: BOTTLING AND CARBONATING

Follow the steps outlined in your Mr. Beer Kit Instructions. (You can find a copy of these instructions to download by visiting our help desk.)

Flavor Profile

fruity-recipesFlavor Profile
Alcohol by volume: 6.8%
SRM (color): 4
IBU (Bitterness): 24
Girls & Boysenberries Beer is rated 3.6 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Tastes Great! Very Active Fermentation The warnings of the active yeast are valid. The pressure popped by keg lid and cracked it 1-2 after about 28 hours. I replaced it with plastic wrap and some weight on top of it. It will foam over your keg, place it on a baking sheet for easy cleanup. The flavor and nose are very fruity at the end of the conditioning process; but it takes a while to get there. When I tasted the wort and pre-carbonated beer I was worried about the non-berry flavor & smell. After two plus weeks in the bottle it came out great. Very similar to Berryweiss, but a more mellow, natural tasting berry flavor.
Date published: 2015-05-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Packs a punch I altered the recipe just a little bit and used one packet of the US-safeale-04 instead of the two Mr. Beer packets.In addition I added a packet of booster and centennial hops in the original wort. I then waited five days to add the boysenberries. I left it in the fermentor for three weeks and then bottled at room temperature for four weeks. I put the first bottle in the fridge for two days and before tasting it and it was very tasty as well as packed quite a punch. You would not even know that it had such a high ABV like you do with other beers of similar strength. The only thing that disappointed me was the color.It was no where near the same color as the picture or the product description. Besides that I would recommend this product.
Date published: 2015-05-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Be careful! Please pay attention to the end of the instructions! I did not leave the lid loose on my keg and it exploded!! I unscrewed the lid one day into fermentation to release the amy pressure, but there wasn't any? Wish i would have checked on it the next day too! substantial $$$ down the drain... literally. Thank god I had the keg inside a cooler, otherwise I would be divorced now. :-). I think my home brewing days are over! Not saying u shouldn't try this one, just be careful.
Date published: 2015-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from l am ordering a another one "Need to watch closely 24-72 hrs my cap was on loosely on and still blew the top off 3 timesWife don't' drink beer,and she liked it.Going to make another batch for Xmas. "
Date published: 2015-05-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent Fruity beer - Very Drinkable My first beer with fruit in it. I found it very good (although not everyone likes berry favored beer). It went down very easy - which can be a problem because it has a pretty high ABV. I fermented for 21 days, carbonated for 14 days, and lagered for another 21 days and it came out great.
Date published: 2015-05-02
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