I made 10 gallons of excellent fruit beer; 5 gallons of all raspberry saison and 5 gallons of mixed berry (raspberry, blackberry, and blueberry) saison.
Brewed on the Spike Solo and fermented in a variety of fermenters (multiple carboys, a Fermentasaurus, and a FermZilla) including some pressure fermentation and closed system racking, the resulting fruit ale was spectacular! Recipe is below.
WARNING: I forgot to mention an important tip for making fruit beers. DO NOT throw the fruit directly into the fermenter as shown in this video unless you have a way to separate the fruit from the beer well enough to not clog your tubing and disconnects!
I know what I’m talking about here. I learned that lesson the hard way.
Larry’s Berries Full Recipe:
12 lb Pale Malt: Brewers Malt, 2-row (Briess)
4 lb Pilsner Malt: Premium Pilsener Malt (Rahr)
2 lb Wheat Malt: Wheat Malt, Red (Briess)
1 lb Vienna Malt: Goldpils® Vienna Malt (Briess)
7.2 AAU Cluster hops @ 60 minutes
3.2 AAU Hallertauer Mittelfrüh @ 5 minutes
1 packet Lallemand Belle Saison
8 mL Lactic Acid
2 Whirlfloc Tablets
7.5 lb Frozen Raspberries, Blackberries, and Blueberries