The Velvet Velociraptor

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STORY:

Just like the Velociraptor name implies, this brew will swiftly seize you with its soft, fruit flavors and velvety, malt background.

PROFILE:

This deep mahogany ale with red undertones has a subtle, roasted malt character that brings notes of chocolate and caramel. Sharp, fruity raspberry flavor balances the sweet malt - all culminating in a dry finish.

SIMILAR TO: 

High Sierra Brewing Co. – Raspberry Red Ale
Great Divide Brewing Co. – Wild Raspberry Ale

RECIPE INCLUDES:

  • 1 Can Grand Bohemian Czech Pilsner Brewing Extract
  • 1 BrewMax LME SoftPack - Robust
  • 1 Packet Dry Brewing Yeast (under lid of Brewing Extract)
  • 1 Can 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: 1.044 (approx.) -- FG: 1.011(approx.)
  • Flavor: Fruity
  • ABV (alc/vol): 4.5%
  • SRM (Color): 21
  • IBU (Bitterness): 27
  • BJCP Style: 29. Fruit Beer - 29B. Fruit and Spice Beer

Ferme­ntation

Carbo­nation

Bottle Condi­tioning

Total Brew­ing Time

3 Weeks 3 Weeks 4 - 6 Weeks = 3 Months

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The Velvet Velociraptor Instructions

RECIPE INCLUDES:

  • 1 Can Grand Bohemian Czech Pilsner Brewing Extract
  • 1 BrewMax LME SoftPack - Robust
  • 1 Packet Dry Brewing Yeast (under lid of Brewing Extract)
  • 1 Can 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: 1.044 (approx.) -- FG: 1.011(approx.)
  • Flavor: Fruity
  • ABV (alc/vol): 4.5%
  • SRM (Color): 21
  • IBU (Bitterness): 27
  • BJCP Style: 29. Fruit Beer - 29B. Fruit and Spice Beer

Ferme­ntation

Carbo­nation

Bottle Condi­tioning

Total Brew­ing Time

3 Weeks 3 Weeks 4 - 6 Weeks = 3 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 extractt) 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 from under the lid of the can of 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 the 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 68° and 76° F (20°-25° C) 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

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Alcohol by volume: 4.5%
SRM (color): 21
IBU (Bitterness): 27
The Velvet Velociraptor is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Newbie mistake turned good So I had planned to make a different recipe ( schwarz bier ), but didn't notice the fermentation temperature was lower than I could hold. The main ingredients for this one are the same with a different yeast, so I thought I would make the base for this with the hops from the other but without the fruit ( not a fan of fruity beers ). Then one of the featured recipes gave me an idea. I took oak chips and soaked them in a Sweet Manhattan. I added the chips along with the cherries and the 3oz manhattan after 1st week of fermentation, for a total cycle of 3/3/3. This turned out amazing, slight hint of cherry with a noticeable kick from the bourbon.
Date published: 2016-12-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The beer changes! OK, I brewed and bottled this 5 months ago. After the first 60 days I tested the batch about every 30 days. Each time the beer tasted different. The brew isn't quite there yet. First almost nothing, then after three months chocolate, then after 5 months, the fruit is starting to come out. I'll keep testing the brew. It keeps getting better and better.
Date published: 2015-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best brew I've made yet Not sure if I just did things really right or this is one great brew but this was the best one I have made to date. Liked it so much that my 2 gallon brew was gone way too fast. Highly recommend it.
Date published: 2017-09-28
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