Rhapsody on Blue

Rhapsody on Blue is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 26.
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A new riff on our blueberry wheat, but with just a touch more of wheat. The malt baseline of this Bohemian is a great Czech Pilsner balanced with the blueberries for a nice fruit melody. One drink and your taste buds will sing!

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    What You Get

    1 Can Grand Bohemian Czech Pilsner Brewing Extract (HME)

    1 Packet of Dry Brewing Yeast (Under the Lid of the Brewing Extract)

    1 Packet of BrewMax LME Golden

    1 Packet of No-Rinse Cleanser

    You Provide

    1 Can of Blueberries in Light Syrup. This can be found at Walmart or any national grocery store.

    For Fans Of

    Wild Blue

    Brew Specs

    Flavor: Fruity

    Original Gravity: 1.044

    Final Gravity: 1.0011

    ABV: 4.5%

    SRM: (Color): 3

    IBU: (Bitterness): 27

    STEP 1: Sanitizing

    Cleaning is one of the most important steps in brewing. It kills microscopic bacteria, wild yeast and molds that may cause off-flavors in your beer. Make certain to clean all equipment that comes in contact with your beer by following the directions below:

    1. Fill clean keg with warm water to line mark 1 on the back, then add ½ pack (about 1 tablespoon) of No-Rinse Cleanser and stir until dissolved. Once dissolved, the solution is ready to use. Save the remaining ½ of No-Rinse Cleanser because you will need it for bottling.

    2.Screw on lid and swirl the keg so that the cleaning solution makes contact with the entire interior of the keg, including the underside of the lid. Note that the ventilation notches under the lid may leak solution. Allow to sit for at least 2 minutes and swirl again.

    3.To clean the spigot, open it fully and allow liquid to flow for 5 seconds and then close.

    4.Pour the rest of the solution from the keg into a large bowl. From there pour it into your blender, make sure it touches all parts of the blender and let it sit for 1 minute. Then pour it back into the bowl and place your spoon/whisk, can opener and measuring cup into the bowl to keep them cleaned throughout the brewing process. Leave them immersed for at least 2 minutes in cleaning solution prior to using.

    5.After all surfaces have been thoroughly cleaned, do not rinse or dry the keg or utensils. Return lid to top of keg, proceed immediately to 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. Remove the yeast packet from under the lid of the can of Brewing Extract, then place the unopened can and BrewMax LME in hot tap water.

    2. In your sanitized blender, purée the can of fruit with the syrup, and set aside to add later.

    3. Using the measuring cup, pour 4 cups of water into your clean 3-quart or larger pot. Bring this mixture to a boil, then remove from heat.

    4. Open the can of Brewing Extract and BrewMax LME and pour the contents into the hot mixture in your pot. Stir until thoroughly mixed. This mixture of unfermented beer is called wort.

    5. Fill your fermenter with cold tap water to the mark 1 on the back. If using any other fermenter this would be approximately 1 gallon of water.

    6. Pour the wort into your fermenter, and then bring the volume of the fermenter to mark 2 by adding more cold water. (If you have a different fermenter top it off with cold water to the 8.5-liter mark).

    7. Add in the fruit purée from your blender.

    8. Stir your wort mixture vigorously with your sanitized spoon or whisk.

    9. Sprinkle the gold yeast packet into the keg, and screw on the lid. Do not stir.

    Put your fermenter in a location with a consistent temperature between 68° and 78° F (20°-25° C), and out of direct sunlight. Ferment for 21 days.

    STEP 3: Bottling & Carbonating

    After 21 days, taste a small sample to determine if the beer is fully fermented and ready to bottle. If it tastes like flat beer, it is ready. If it’s sweet, then it’s not ready. Let it ferment for 3 more days (24 total). At this point it is time to bottle. Do not let it sit in the fermenter for longer than 24 days total.

    1.When your beer is ready to bottle, fill a 1-gallon container with warm water, then add the remaining ½ pack of the No-Rinse Cleanser and stir until dissolved. Once dissolved, it is ready to use.

    2.Distribute the cleaning solution equally among the bottles. Screw on caps (or cover with metal cap if using glass bottles) and shake bottles vigorously. Allow to sit 10 minutes, then shake the bottles again. Remove caps and empty all cleaning solution into a large bowl. Use this solution to clean any other equipment you may be using for bottling. Do not rinse.

    3.Add 2 Carbonation Drops to each 740-mL bottle. For 1-liter bottles, add 2 ½ drops; for ½-liter bottles add 1 drop. Alternatively, you can add table sugar using this table as a guide

    4.Holding the bottle at an angle, fill each bottle to about 2 inches from the bottle’s top.

    5.Place caps on bottles, hand tighten, and gently turn the bottle over to check the bottle’s seal. It is not necessary to shake them.

    6.Store the bottles upright and out of direct sunlight in a location with a consistent temperature between 70°-76°F or 21°-24°C. Allow to sit for a minimum of 14 days. If the temperature is cooler than suggested it may take an additional week to reach full carbonation. 

    Tip from our Brewmasters

    After the primary carbonation has taken place your beer is ready to drink. We recommend putting 1 bottle in the refrigerator at first for 48 hrs. After 48hrs. give it a try and if it is up to your liking put the rest of your beer in the fridge. If it does not taste quite right, leave the bottles out at room temp for another week or so. Keep following this method until your brew tastes just how you like it. 

    This process is called conditioning and during this time the yeast left in your beer can help clean up any off flavors. Almost everything gets a little better with time and so will your beer.

    Rated 4 out of 5 by KingKong from Blueberrian Rhapsody... Sorry for the bad pun. Poured with good carbonation and about a half inch of head. Mostly, the flavor is that of a nice, crisp pilsner with a little bit of wheat and a slightly hoppy but clean finish. It's a good, refreshing beer. The one hitch? The blueberries have seemingly no effect on the color and, while it's present in the flavor, you have to look for it; it's subtle. But it still wouldn't quite be the same beer without them. Some people would be disappointed in the lack of assertive blueberry flavor, but, to me, if the beer tastes good, does it really matter? Nowhere is it written in stone that the fruit has to be the star--in this case, it has a role as a back up singer. For a stronger blueberry flavor, you could probably add a second can of blueberries and-or add them about a week into fermentation. I think the beer is fine the way it is, however. Maybe this is a good fruit beer for people who don't like fruit beers. Since I'm the first to review this recipe, I imagine it isn't one of the bigger sellers in the Mr. Beer lineup. That's too bad, because it really is quite good, especially with some conditioning time. Give it a shot; this is a hidden gem.
    Date published: 2015-05-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Clcowboy from Blueberries in my beer!! Wonderful beer if you are a fan of blueberries. Added some liquid flavor with the can of blueberries as well. It seeped out of the top of the keg after the first night, so keep the temp where it is supposed to be per the instructions. Great lighter beer with blueberry aroma and taste. Great beer for all!
    Date published: 2016-04-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by euffer man from BEST I have brewed in two years I've tried craft beers from independants and this is the absolute best Mr Beer product I have tasted. I don't know if it was the honey or the different hops that came with it, but the taste is terrific. Some of the Mr Beer flavors begin to run together to my taste but this is a stand-out! and as I type out of stock. I will order again when it's available. If you are going for value vs quality, give this brew a try. bottling.
    Date published: 2015-05-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by ericthered from presidential brew "This recipe is very good and met my expectations. While I like a more hoppy flavor this brew is very smooth and the honey (I ued a clover honey) gave it a very suprising undertone of sweetness that wasn't immediate or overpowering. I do recommend conditioning this recipe for 3+ months for best results.Overall an enjoyable brew. "
    Date published: 2015-05-02
    Rated 2 out of 5 by mikeincharleston from What happened? Made this a couple of months age and had my first taste. After conditioning for eight weeks no flavor, no head (bottle was pressurized). Maybe I did something wrong. Color's right, ABV came out spot on but not much flavor. Can't taste any fruit at all. Its beer but I don't think I'll be making this again soon.
    Date published: 2016-08-23
    Rated 4 out of 5 by RickC1957 from Nice taste I let it ferment for 17 days, the cold crashed it for 72 hours. This beer had lots of trub, I only managed a 21 bottle yield. I batch primed, I will never add sugar to individual bottles, that's a pain! I let it condition for 4 months. Crystal clear, nice head, interesting taste.
    Date published: 2015-12-30
    Rated 3 out of 5 by Kevin from Not what I expected It is possible that I did not brew this correctly, but for me it never developed the flavor I expected. I let it lager for 8 weeks - but that did not change my overall impression. I may have to try again, but was not my favorite Mr. Beer product.
    Date published: 2015-05-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by derek from Interesting taste This beer is surprising. It's smooth but has a unique taste. My girlfriend doesn't drink beer but said she could drink this. I would absolutely brew this again and often
    Date published: 2015-05-02
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    I would like to brew the Rhapsody in Blue recipe but need to confirm which HME this uses, Bohemian Czech Pilsner (as in the written description) or the Bavarian Weissbier (as in the picture). What is the proper or best HME to use for this recipe?

    Asked by: BigfootnIndiana
    Thanks for catching the error! This recipe comes with Grand Bohemian Czech Pilsner. Cheers!
    Answered by: Mr Beer
    Date published: 2023-12-18
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