Rapturous Raspberry

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STORY:

Experience life’s little pleasures sip by sip as you imagine yourself lounging pool side in the Mexican Riviera. Transported to a cool cabana, breezes gently blowing from the ocean air… and the best part of this fantasy? This crisp, cool glass of fruity cerveza that is by your side.

PROFILE:

This raspberry cerveza is brimming with sweet, tart, fruit flavors, a clean malt finish, and subtle hop aromas. Medium-bodied, but still light enough to enjoy on a hot day.

SIMILAR TO: 

Dark Horse Brewing – Raspberry Ale
Founders Brewing – Rubaeus

RECIPE INCLUDES:

  • 1 Can Aztec Mexican Cerveza Brewing Extract
  • 1 Packet Dry Brewing Yeast (under the lid of the Brewing Extract)
  • 1 Packet Safale S-04 Dry Ale Yeast
  • 1 BrewMax SoftPack LME - Smooth
  • 2 Cans Red Raspberries in Heavy Syrup
  • 1 Packet No-Rinse Cleanser

WARNING: Due to the large amount of fruit, your keg may overflow or explode! Maintaining proper fermentation temperatures is key to preventing this problem. (See brewing instructions for details).

Additional Information


  • OG: 1.042 (approx.) -- FG: 1.009 (approx.)
  • Flavor: Fruity
  • ABV (alc/vol): 4.4%
  • SRM (Color): 6
  • IBU (Bitterness): 13
  • BJCP Style: 29. Fruit Beer - 29B. Fruit and Spice Beer

Ferme­ntation

Carbo­nation

Bottle Condi­tioning

Total Brew­ing Time

3 Weeks 3 Weeks 2 -3 Weeks = 2 Months

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Rapturous Raspberry Instructions

RECIPE INCLUDES:

  • 1 Can Aztec Mexican Cerveza Brewing Extract
  • 1 Packet Dry Brewing Yeast (under the lid of the Brewing Extract)
  • 1 Packet Safale S-04 Dry Ale Yeast
  • 1 BrewMax SoftPack LME - Smooth
  • 2 Cans Red Raspberries in Heavy Syrup
  • 1 Packet No-Rinse Cleanser

WARNING: Due to the large amount of fruit, your keg may overflow or explode! Maintaining proper fermentation temperatures is key to preventing this problem. (See brewing instructions for details).

Additional Information


  • OG: 1.042 (approx.) -- FG: 1.009 (approx.)
  • Flavor: Fruity
  • ABV (alc/vol): 4.4%
  • SRM (Color): 6
  • IBU (Bitterness): 13
  • BJCP Style: 29. Fruit Beer - 29B. Fruit and Spice Beer

Ferme­ntation

Carbo­nation

Bottle Condi­tioning

Total Brew­ing Time

3 Weeks 3 Weeks 2 -3 Weeks = 2 Months

 

STEP 1: SANITIZING

Follow the steps outlined in your Mr. Beer Kit Instructions. (You can find a copy of these instructions 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 this case, a malt brewing extract) with yeast. Once combined, the yeast eats the sugars in the malt, producing alcohol and carbon dioxide (CO2). This process is called fermentation. 

  1. In your sanitized blender, purée the fruit with the syrup, and set aside to add later.
  2. Remove the yeast packet (not needed for this recipe) from under the lid of the Brewing Extract, then place the unopened can and LME softpack in hot tap water.
  3. Using the sanitized measuring cup, pour 4 cups of water into your clean 3-quart or larger pot.
  4. Bring mixture to a boil, then remove from heat. Open the can of Brewing Extract and the LME, and pour contents into the hot mixture. Stir until thoroughly mixed. This mixture of unfermented beer is called wort. 
  5. Fill keg with cold tap water to the 4-quart mark on the back.
  6. 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. Add in the fruit purée. Stir vigorously with the spoon or whisk.
  7. Sprinkle only the Safale S-04 yeast packet into the keg, and screw on the lid. Do not stir. 
  8. Put your keg in a location with a consistent temperature between 59° and 75° F (15°-24° C), ideally about 65° and out of direct sunlight. Ferment for 14 days.
  9. 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. 

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 by visiting our help desk.)

Flavor Profile

fruity-recipesFlavor Profile
Alcohol by volume: 4.4%
SRM (color): 6
IBU (Bitterness): 13
Rapturous Raspberry is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 10.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Marine loves it I have a daughter whom is a marine stationed in Cherry Point, NC. When she comes home on weekends she always checks for what Dad has brewed. By far her favorite beer ever. I am making my second batch right now and she cannot wait. Great tasting with the Raspberry flavor, not too strong, but a perfect blend.
Date published: 2017-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Wife loves It! My wife said she wanted to try this so I made a batch and she loves it! I tasted it and while the sweetness isn’t my thing it does have a good flavor. I’ll be making another LBK full for her to sip on once the weather warms up.
Date published: 2016-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love This Company!!! I have used this company for years. All the kid are easy to use, and come complete with everything you need. The only change I've ever made is using different bottles. Get a kit, brew, and enjoy with your friends and family!!!
Date published: 2016-03-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great beer, but had floated in beer Great barrier and easy to brew. I found it difficult to avoid getting a lot of raspberry "leftovers" in a few of the bottles. Maybe there is a trick to it. I just filter it out if I grab one of those bottles.
Date published: 2017-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rapturous One of the best Ive ever had, there really is no comparing wish they had it in 5 or six gallon kits
Date published: 2016-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thanks It went great and is fermenting great. Put both cans in a 5 gallon bucket
Date published: 2016-01-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A new regular buy! Delicious, nice carbonation, smooth and refreshing, great flavor.
Date published: 2016-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Hobby I Got My Mr. Beef Kit As A Christmas Gift And I'm So Glad I Did!
Date published: 2016-01-16
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